THE BOOK LAUNCH WILL BE BIGGER THAN THE TRUMP - NASAz NEW LAUVCH TO THE MOON !!!!
THE BEST CLIMBERS OF 1981 ACCORDING TO KC IN CRAGS MAGAZINE # 32 :
'...Crags : Do we have world class climbers in Britain ?
KC : Of course. Fawcett is obviously one of the best in the world, BUT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE BEST. He'd certainly make the team though
Crags: What team ? Some kind of All Star 11 ? Do you really have some imaginary team ?
KC : Sure . Tony Yaniro is one just for Grand Illusion ......JIm Collins has to be in for Genesis.....Dougie Hall over here who Ive been climbing with. He's efficient , prolific , bold , totally world class...Obviously Fawcetts in. Its really impressive how he can go almost anywhere and do so many top routes. In Yosemite he's done the top crack climbs when he's not really a crack specialist - routes such as Phoenix........From Yosemite, John Bachar gets in . He's specialized but when he's good he's untouchable. He's just so good at bouldering No one has repeated Midnight LIghtning which is his showpiece right on a boulder in the middle of Camp Four.......Mark Moorhead from Australia who nobody has ever heard of but he gets in because he's done every one of my routes.......Also from Yosemite , Bill Price is probably the best crack climber. His route Cosmic Debris is pretty hard at 5.13.......By reputation, Kurt Albert the German is in and Wolfgang Gullich has done a lot in America . Those are the 2 Germans I know of ... and Jean Claude Droyer from France is highly rated I know.
Crags ; Thats 10 . Who is the eleventh man ? Do you get into the team ?
KC : I think I might...'
IM 1985 KC FINISHED HIS FOUR YEAR PROJECT ... SERIOUS YOUNG LIZARDS... GRADE 31 ... 5.13d ... only Wolfgang Gullich had a climb of that grade at the time ...
AND OF COURSE IN 1985 KC FREED ALLTHE ROSTRUM AND MADE THE 5th ASCENT OF GRAND ILLUSION...
Thanks for checking in, SeriousLizard!
Enjoyed reading the UKC article by Andy Pollitt.
Oh, and by the way, I may have been misleading you that there was another article by Kim Carrigan on Americas Cup yet to be found.
Perhaps you have figured this out by now.
I'm thinking it was the Jeff Smoot Carrigan/Profile which I posted up earlier in this thread.
Still not 100% on this, but that's probably the article I was referring to. Problem is, I only have the text, and not the photographs which went with it when first published, to help confirm.
I have that article posted in full up thread, text only. (Got it either from you or Steel Monkey)
What I'm saying is, I thought there was another one authored by Kim himself.
But I think the Jeff Smoot article is what I was referring to. (i.e., looking for an article from Kim might be a wild goose chase)
Until I can see if the initial photograph from that article (Climbing 93) includes Kim on Americas Cup, at the Cookie, I can't be sure.
hey, just saw this thread. i climbed a bunch with kim in europe in 1983 after the french climbing meet. he was super inspirational and supportive to me. always motivated, it was fun to try and keep up. i did early repeats of some of his testpieces like india and was close to doing the ring route.
last saw him maybe 18 yers or so ago when i was in sydney or brisane.
Besides bachar, he was probably the most influential climber in y upbringing.
When I did my one and only (hopefully that will change) tour of South East Australia and Tasmanian climbing areas, Kim Carrigan's name was everywhere, of course alongside all those other colorful characters. Names like Greg Child, Roland Pauligk, Simon Mentz, Simon-the other guy, Mike Law (sometimes he changed his name to Mike Claw) and so many others I forget just now. I bought a guidebook at every single area just to pour over the history of these scraggly, impoverished but tough climbers.
Is Louise, the wife of Kim that Survival writes about The Louise Sheppard? She was still living in Natimuk and climbing when I was there in 2008.