Layton Kor, the King has died


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Patrick Oliver

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

Trad climber
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.

Trad climber
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.

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?

Trad climber
East Coast US
May 13, 2013 - 01:53pm PT

His wife called me [Pat Ament], after he passed away, and said he was still trying to get out a joke with his final breath."

Having fun right to the end... A life well lived.

Social climber
May 13, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
The Boulder paper printed a nice tribute by Chris Weidner:
the albatross

Gym climber
May 13, 2013 - 10:06pm PT

The ceremony was on Saturday. There were around 50 persons in attendance, mostly church members and perhaps a dozen climbers.


Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 14, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Well,.. I saw you, Bird, Gordon, Burns, Green, and Ament .

Who am I missing?
Cam Burns

Social climber
May 14, 2013 - 11:20am PT
A digital audio recording of the service has been sent to Julia and James. If anyone would like a copy, please just holler. Cam
the albatross

Gym climber
May 14, 2013 - 11:46am PT
and Jody...
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
May 14, 2013 - 12:38pm PT
The service at the kingdom hall in Kingman was an innocuous
event, mainly about a twenty-minute or half hour talk by one
of the brothers, talking about their view of death, etc. We
all sat quietly, appreciative of our Layton. A few climbers. It was
good to see Bridwell. We caught up on a lot. He has a good memory but
is a bit "out there" at times. I guess that was always how
it was, part of the personality of a large spirit. Good to meet
Jody finally in the flesh. Albert Newman, Stewart Green, Cam Burns
(who drove me down), Ron Olevsky, Todd Gordon (who drove Bridwell)....
A couple of us, Ron and I... in suits.... A good vibe in general,
and then a dinner/buffet at a home afterward where we conversed a bit
but not long. Most of us simply got in our cars, turned around, and
then drove the long way home. Karen was the epitome of calm and
grace. Arlan was/is understandably broken up, having a tough go. I
think the whole process for most of us has been of letting the
reality sink in. I, for one, will miss Layton's many phone calls and
emails, our get-togethers in Boulder, but the memories of a lot of
adventures live on. He had many friends and touched the entire climbing
world, as I have said elsewhere, one of the most fully realized
individuals to have blessed our rock formations and our lives with
his beautiful, energetic presence.

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 15, 2013 - 12:26am PT
Does anyone know where he will be buried or his ashes scattered?
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
May 15, 2013 - 12:32am PT
To my knowledge, no word was said about where his ashes will
go. Arlan did tell me the day after Layton passed that they were
going to cremate him.

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 15, 2013 - 12:46am PT
I'm assuming Colorado then.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
May 17, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Jan, I think the only way to know would be to phone Karen. It
is my rough speculation that she has his ashes and wonders
what next. But I'm not sure. I wish I could spread them from the
rim of the Black Canyon or top of the Naked Edge. I would find a
way to get in shape enough to do that.... Or maybe we should spread
a little in one area and some in other areas.... Give Karen a call.
Or email her. Arlan gets email from Layton's old account and
passes them along to Karen.

Let's not let this thread drop away so soon. How about some stories
from friends. I have hundreds but don't want to dominate the thread
with my stuff.... Say something funny Layton did.

Boulder, CO
May 17, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
If I had a vote - top of naked edge

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
May 17, 2013 - 09:51pm PT
the best thing about my entire life has been the incredible people who have crossed paths with me

some of you are posting here, and i think you all agree with me:

Layton is a Great One

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
I second Pat and Nature's idea of Laytons ashes being buried at the top of The Naked Edge, how cool would that be.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
May 17, 2013 - 10:04pm PT
Or not buried but dispersed into the air...

(I don't want to be presumptuous, as though it were anyone's
decision but Karen and Arlan....).

Good to hear from you Tom. Did you climb with Layton? Would love to hear
a story. Hope you are well. Your old friend Patrick Oliver....
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