Layton Kor, the King has died

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Anastasia

climber
Home
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:39am PT
Allen Hill, that's the best picture EVER. Beautiful in so many ways.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:39am PT
Bump
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Credit: Allen Hill
pix4u

climber
Sonoma, CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:55am PT
RIP Layton. We will always remember you!
leo Dickinson

Mountain climber
UK
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:58am PT
Climbed with him in 66 in the Dollies on the Tre Cima.. then literally bumped into him years later on Guam ! I was looking for Spanish gold for a Discovery film - he was looking for the meaning of life..

He told me stories of when & how he climbed with Don Whillans. Don was 5ft tall Layton more like 6.6 and with a long reach at that... I suffered the same disadvantages as Don when following the master on aid climbing. I asked him how Don faired.... "He Jumped" ha ha... Leo Dickinson
Burt Bronson

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:59am PT
A TRUE LEGENDARY BASTION OF THE HARDMAN SPORT OF SERIOUSLY SERIOUS ROCK CLIMBING. RIP.
weezy

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:05am PT
these pictures are awesome

thanks for posting cam, allen, jan, etc.
squish

Social climber
bc
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:11am PT
I never met him, however while doing research he kept coming up and I ended up being quite fascinated by him and where he went. My friend was in A. Guam and met a guy in a bar with an old t-shirt on it relating to climbing.
After discussion about any local climbing he said his name was Layton.
I was like you met Layton Kor in a f'ing bar in Guam?
Then his name came back with his illness.
He did some climbing in Canada as well.

Glad to see he was shown love, compassion and respect in his last years.
pix4u

climber
Sonoma, CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:11am PT
Visit with Layton in 2009.
Visit with Layton in 2009.
Credit: pix4u
John Ely

Trad climber
DC
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:12am PT
Credit: John Ely

Credit: John Ely

My very first big wall was the south face of washington column when I was 17 with my high school buddy John Middendorf in 1978. He was already over 6 feet tall and got to do the kor roof. Here's a shot of him rapping after fixing that and the next pitch, and one of two happy people who have finished their first big wall. Layton Kor did routes that can provide that much pleasure for young adventurers. His spirit will continue to live. Unless this fantastic route someday goes the way of the Bonatti Pillar, I predict that his spirit will live for as long as humans remain on this earth...
pix4u

climber
Sonoma, CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:16am PT
Layton in action in the Bugaboos, 1960
Layton in action in the Bugaboos, 1960
Credit: pix4u
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:18am PT
Crimpergirl, MalDaly,Lauren Petersen, Jorge, Bobert, Joanne <br/>
Layton, ...
Crimpergirl, MalDaly,Lauren Petersen, Jorge, Bobert, Joanne
Layton, Huntly, Pepper, BrokedownClimber
Arlen Kor.
Credit: philo
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Great pics everyone!

Layton on the sharp end 1/2010
Layton on the sharp end 1/2010
Credit: the albatross

Note the tag LK had sewn on his beanie.  It says "BOLD"
Note the tag LK had sewn on his beanie. It says "BOLD"
Credit: the albatross
Lewy

Trad climber
Chattanooga,tn
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:52am PT
So sad...
Mad69Dog

Mountain climber
Superior, CO
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:28am PT
I really need to dig through my photo archive - Dave Dornan passed me some shots of Layton he took in and around Eldo. I think they were taken in 1960 or thereabouts. Dave had been guiding in the Tetons for a few years and moved to Boulder to attend CU, where he met Kor. Kor didn't really understand rope management according to Dave, so Dave mentored him. (and made him get rid of his lightweight nylon "climbing rope") Realize that at that time, Dave was very proud of his own abilities, so when it only took Layton "a couple of months" to surpass him, it took some ego adjustment on Dave's part. Dave liked to tease Layton for whining at the crux of the Yellow Spur.

The last time I saw Layton, he was down-soloing a pitch I was having trouble getting the nuts up to lead. We all play different roles in this existence.

Rest in peace.
Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:44am PT
In his favorite chair at my house. Many a climbing book was read in it...
In his favorite chair at my house. Many a climbing book was read in it.
Credit: Allen Hill
dkish

Trad climber
AZ
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:53am PT
What a bad ass...he will always ROCK!
Erik Vance

Trad climber
Mexico City, DF
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:59am PT
Rest in peace, Mr. Kor. I only knew you from doing your routes. I suppose that's the best way, though. Keep climbing.
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Those photos are very special. In particular Cameron, I really enjoyed the ones with Dave Rearick. How is he doing? I worked for him when I was majoring in math at CU in the Module Dept. and haven't seen him in years.

Another question for anyone that knows. I'm ashamed to say (as a long-time admirer of Boulder climbing legends) that I don't know if Larry Dalke is still around. I haven't seen his name or picture here. Does anyone know. Certainly if he is, he would be interested in the news.
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Off belay, Layton. You left us a legend. Well done.
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