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Cam Burns

Social climber
CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:31am PT
Karen, Layton, Arlan.
Karen, Layton, Arlan.
Credit: Cameron Burns
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:37am PT
I heard about this visit when I was there and how much fun you guys had.
Cam Burns

Social climber
CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:41am PT
Jan, you were supposed to be a part of it, remember? I'll sendja an email. Best, Cammo
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:00pm PT
I loved to fish with Layton and took some video of him
reeling one in. I'll see if I can find it... He found a
wood dock float where he could drop his line down a hole in the float,
and then pull fish right up through the hole. They could never
see him, as he relaxed in a chair above.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Apr 29, 2013 - 07:48pm PT
Layton after another tower first ascent.  Note the unusual "maiden loo...
Layton after another tower first ascent. Note the unusual "maiden looking" rock in front of him.
Credit: the albatross

Layton sure loved to climb rocks.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 29, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
That same SCUBA tank (couch shot) now sits 2m from me.


I'll think of him when I dive again.
Something we never got to do because of his problems.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Y'all are so fortunate to have known him.
The rest of us are fortunate to have known of him.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
Layton has written a number of humorous short stories. In one of them he talked about how he learned to dive in a shallow Colorado lake which only came up to his waist so he had to practice (imagine the sight!) by bending over and sticking his head under water to see what it was like breathing that way with oxygen.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 29, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Jan,
remember in the Cracker Barrel when he said that he dove around Guam for 3 or 4 years, and I said, "Wow! Didn't you even come up for air?"

, and when you and Karen started laughing for just a moment he shot me a pissed off look, but then started laughing at himself.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 30, 2013 - 08:09am PT
Here's a memorial article about Layton from the Denver Post.

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_23133405/climber-layton-kor-famous-colorado-first-ascents-dead
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Apr 30, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
I have to say I was disappointed with that Denver Post piece.
I think some of the worst writers on the planet are newspaper
writers. No matter how accurate you are or how much help you
give them, they will make a load of mistakes. Anyway, that has
been my experience. Maybe I'm too hard on them. Maybe they have
to deal with deadlines....
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
May 1, 2013 - 12:41am PT
Cam

Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos and sharing with us Layton in recent years. What a gem.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 1, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
Trying to set something up with the Access Fund.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 1, 2013 - 06:50pm PT
For fund raising or for a memorial?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 1, 2013 - 08:07pm PT
fund raising with tax break
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
May 6, 2013 - 12:37pm PT
I want to bump this, to keep thoughts of Layton alive.
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
May 6, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
I wonder if Layton realized how much he was admired by the climbers who followed after him.
I know when I first started out in the sport, Layton was one to be revered.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 7, 2013 - 10:55pm PT
bump to the front page. Never met Layton but he inspired me along with many others BITD.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
May 13, 2013 - 01:40pm PT
I hope people aren't running out of stories or photos. I hope
we can keep this thread alive. It's a great feeling to
scroll through and see all the friendships and relationships,
all the good memories.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 13, 2013 - 01:45pm PT
I believe Layton's funeral was on Saturday finally. Does anyone know? Was anyone from this website there or was it strictly a religious service for fellow Witnesses?
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