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steph davis

climber
moab
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 24, 2013 - 10:47pm PT
You may have heard the sad news that Layton Kor has passed away. More than a legend (which he was to so many of us), he was a kind and gracious person, passionate about climbing to the end. Layton worked as a bricklayer, and for the last several years he struggled with medical problems and expenses that were not covered by insurance. His wife Karen and son Arlan are grieving his loss and dealing with large medical bills.

It's been said that if Layton had a dollar for every climber who repeated one of his routes, he would have been a rich man. If a dollar is what fits your budget, please consider donating it symbolically to honor his memory and help his family out.

http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/support-for-layton-kor/55319

Layton was an amazing person, from beginning to end. Often one's idols disappoint in real life. Layton, in real life, surpassed even the huge pedestal he always stood on to me as a young climber, learning about him from legends and stories. He was my hero and my friend, and a beautiful spirit.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Hi Steph (been a while), Jody and I will be setting up a memorial service for climbers to attend.
We were even discussing having one in CO and another for the CA climbers.

Thanks for posting.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Can I make a Suggestion that the words Fund Raiser appear in the title of this thread to distinguish it from the other thread on Layton?
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Hey Ron-

I just want to personally thank you for all you've done over the years to help Layton and his family.

Rodger "BDC" Raubach
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:31am PT
Me also, Ron. In fact Layton was a very good friend of yours and it hurts many of us just knowing you too have lost him.
kalamarek

Sport climber
Katowice , Poland
Apr 25, 2013 - 03:18am PT
Zegnaj, Dobre Myśli o LK sa wszedzie nawet w Polsce
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:38am PT
Up for legends and good people doing good things.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
So glad to have been able to repay Layton's generosity in bequeathing so many fine essays in stone.

Camp Camaraderie in the next dimension has unlimited usage. Stay as long as you like.

With fond remembrance of my own days among pals who cared only to climb and for Layton "Hard" Kor and his crew.

An Infinite Number of Ways to Be (Active Meditation)

The late Kor is no more.
No less than a legend and more besides.
Was he enlightened?
A legend is just below a bodhisattva, possibly.
At least they’re in the same league.

Not every legend is a bodhisattva.
I can’t conceive of a man of such temperament being one.
It’s the breaks, I guess.
Look at Mike Borghoff: A man who yearned for the rest of us to understand.
Total opposite, to my mind, from the late Layton.

Both probably got up early of a morning.
The one to go find a new route.
The other to go find a good spot to meditate.
The life of the camp proceeded, enhanced,
Each having contributed in un-counted ways.

Find meaning in activity.
Find activity in finding meaning.
We’re mirrors.
We’re microscopic telescopes.
We’re starlight.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
deserving of bumpage,...
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 25, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
This should be on the first page.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 25, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
Huge thanks to Chris and Sara, and to Steph, for getting this started.
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
Apr 25, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
Posted the link up on mountain project. Thanks for setting it up.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
Ron, I would be interested in a Kor Memorial meetup kinda thing. The True deserve witness.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:52am PT
Thanks Chris and Steph.
There are lots of places to post this fundraiser. Contact
Ron Gomez and, of course, Roger Briggs with the Boulder Climbing
Community... The more places it's posted, the more response.

gf

climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 07:54am PT
Wonderful way to honour a giant who roamed among us.
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
Let's keep this thread bumping and alive and everyone participate.

We all know of Ron's good help, and much help has been given by
many others, mostly anonymously. It's impossible to comprehend
the costs of health care and the kind of burden our friends
have carried. My own health care costs have been off the charts,
and I would have had no way to begin to approach them but for
the help my rock climbing family stepped up and gave. I still struggle
at the limits of my strength and resources. I know this will be the
case for Karen, as she wraps up this chapter of her life, a totally
wonderful and devoted, hard working wife who deserves everything
we can do.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Latitute 33
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Steph -- Thank you for posting this and the link. [Please consider revising the Thread Title to include Fundraiser.]

As climbers, we have greatly benefited from those who proceeded us, particularly the visionary and driven climbers like Layton Kor.

This is but a small way of repaying that debt.

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 26, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
I think that it will take Cmac or one of his minions to revise the thread title.
Sumo

Trad climber
Pleasanton, CA
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:51pm PT
A question: did Layton maintain his relationship with Jehovah's Witnesses?
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:12pm PT
Two of Layton's masterpieces: Yellow Spur takes the arete on left skyl...
Two of Layton's masterpieces: Yellow Spur takes the arete on left skyline. Naked Edge the arete just right of center, with darker rock to the right.
Credit: crunch

A couple of Layton's contributions to our sport.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Apr 26, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Another visionary Kor creation: The Finger of Fate on the Titan, left ...
Another visionary Kor creation: The Finger of Fate on the Titan, left skyline. Now free (if only to Canadians, Brits and Jason Haas)
Credit: crunch

Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Apr 26, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Sumo,
Yes Layton stayed with his faith until the end.
Pat
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Apr 26, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
Layton Kor under the 60-foot roof of Exhibit A, in Eldorado, hanging f...
Layton Kor under the 60-foot roof of Exhibit A, in Eldorado, hanging from knife-blades and rurps. Photo by Pat Ament, circa 1962-3
Credit: Patrick Oliver
Sumo

Trad climber
Pleasanton, CA
Apr 27, 2013 - 03:04am PT
Thanks, Pat.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 27, 2013 - 06:10pm PT
The fund has now hit $5,000 out of $32,750 needed.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 28, 2013 - 10:06am PT
Here's another BUMP for Layton's family!
MX

Trad climber
Bellevue, WA
Apr 28, 2013 - 10:47am PT
A lengend passes on, but his legacy will be with us forever. Layton, thank you for your immeasurable contribution to climbing, and the potential of the human spirit. Peace forever.
DM88T

climber
San Juan Bautista, CA
Apr 28, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
For some time my friends and I had admired a picture by Charlie Roskosz (I think from the Ament's blue High Over Boulder) of Layton Kor on the Ruper traverse. When I stood there I was not solid at the grade and I was certain I would fall on the next couple of moves. I cleared my head, planned what I wanted to do and climbed it. There after I was solid at the grade and looking at routes of the next grade. Thank you Layton Kor.

http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/support-for-layton-kor/55319
Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Apr 28, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
Just a minor thing, but that's not the Bulge, but pretty far
to the left. It looks as though Jim and Kevin might have
done Black Walk or the route to the right (Dessert?), and
are now moving up and off. The Bulge is way right of this.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 28, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
A quick update on the fund which is over $6,000 with 127 contributors so far. It advanced a thousand dollars is the past 24 hours.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
Apr 29, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
Bump for a good cause.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 30, 2013 - 05:44pm PT
Gonna' keep on bumping this to the first page!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Apr 30, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
The fund just hit $7,000 !
Gooney

Trad climber
Longmont, CO
May 2, 2013 - 11:54am PT
Bump
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 2, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
I just spoke to Arlan and told him the fund is at $7K.

He really appreciates the community's support.


Currently he just is stressing for a finance final exam.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 3, 2013 - 03:07am PT
Midnight shift bump for something with which you can't go wrong if you can contribute. Every bit (even if seemingly small) helps a real family and honors one of the greats.

Peace,
Eric
Anastasia

climber
Home
May 3, 2013 - 03:14am PT
Bump...
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 3, 2013 - 11:31am PT
The fund just passed $8,000 !
crunch

Social climber
CO
May 3, 2013 - 06:21pm PT
Rosy Crucifixion, another top quality Kor FA
Rosy Crucifixion, another top quality Kor FA
Credit: crunch
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 4, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
deserving of bumpage
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
May 5, 2013 - 11:42pm PT
For Layton and family and friends.

Let us not forget the Great 'Un.

Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
May 6, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Let's not let these Layton threads slip away.

I can't believe how fast some of the magazines post info
and then replace it. Layton is still in my thoughts every minute
of every day. I loved him and love him now.
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
May 9, 2013 - 11:57pm PT
Bump for Layton and his loved ones...
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 10, 2013 - 01:59am PT
This fund is now a little over $9,000. Way to go everyone!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 10, 2013 - 03:36am PT
Good to see the magic is still going strong!

Eric
the albatross

Gym climber
Flagstaff
May 16, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
The fundraiser has gathered over $9700 for Karen and Arlan, with 30 days left to contribute.
Spread the word.


RIP Layton, missed but not forgotten...
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 17, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
The fund has now hit 10,077 given by 205 donors.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 18, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
Bump
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
May 24, 2013 - 01:17pm PT
BUMP.. Kor gave much to climbing; here's a chance to give a little something back. Thanks for your generosity.
http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/support-for-layton-kor/55319

TY
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jun 23, 2013 - 12:24am PT
The fund has now topped out over $11,000.
39 days left to raise the amount.
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