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Allen Hill

Social climber
CO.
Apr 28, 2013 - 01:48am PT
And God I'm six foot tall. He didn't shrink that's for certain. Last time I saw the "Big Daddy." Thanks Cam. Give a call when you have some time.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 28, 2013 - 01:57am PT
Sheesh! Allen.

I knew he was going to tower over me, so why not accentuate and hunch over to enhance ape index?



Kevin says, "Looks like different tribes."
Kevin says, "Looks like different tribes."
Credit: Piton Ron
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:43am PT
"Looks like different tribes."

Indeed. From my deep knowledge of Native Americans I can tell that one is of the Midgetomi people, and the other of the Skyscraypum tribe.
Cam Burns

Social climber
CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:23am PT
My father, Kerry &#40;a PhD in geology&#41;, got to talk rock with Lay...
My father, Kerry (a PhD in geology), got to talk rock with Layton quite a bit on one visit. Layton really enjoyed it. Why my mother is wearing a climbing helmet while wandering round, I'll never know...
Credit: Cameron Burns
Cam Burns

Social climber
CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:24am PT
My Dad hanging out with Layton and having a minor coffee-drinking comp...
My Dad hanging out with Layton and having a minor coffee-drinking competition. (Except I think my dad left his coffee in the lav...)
Credit: Cameron Burns
Cam Burns

Social climber
CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 02:28am PT
Layton suggested this pic. I didn't. He said "Cam, wanna pic with your...
Layton suggested this pic. I didn't. He said "Cam, wanna pic with your girls?" This is one of the coolest things he ever did for me, and there were many. I sure didn't think of it at the time. He actually grabbed them and jumped onto his couch. Kingman, A
Credit: Cameron Burns
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?
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