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Tom Patterson

Trad climber
Seattle
Feb 22, 2018 - 05:28am PT
Royal Robbins (through his books) kept my brother and me alive when we first started climbing in the mid-70s. I know every page of those Rockcraft books backward and forward, read each of his autobiographical volumes voraciously.

I'm bummed I can't be there for this event, but was at least able to interact wtih him by email to express my longstanding gratitude.

A larger than life figure for me, and for so many.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 22, 2018 - 08:07pm PT
Finest and most entertaining instructional manuals ever written, hands down and heads up!

Sheridan Anderson illustration

PapaDrew

Trad climber
Idyllwild, CA
Feb 24, 2018 - 01:48pm PT
Tamara would like Frank Hoover to receive an invitation. I have his Facebook page URL, which so far has not worked to reach him about this.

If you know, please let Tamara or me (949.586-6666) know his street address or phone number.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 24, 2018 - 03:35pm PT
Unless his circumstances have changed dramatically, I don't think Frank is able to travel but I would love to be wrong about that.
Tamara Robbins

climber
not a climber, just related...
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 24, 2018 - 03:45pm PT
Anyone traveling from near Driggs or SLC, can you please let me know? I'm hoping to help a former LAS'er get to Modesto, he currently lives in Driggs but has a daughter in SLC so either place works.... Everyone probably has my email by now, but in case, it is tamara(at)postpro.net

Thank you!
ron gomez

Trad climber
Feb 24, 2018 - 06:35pm PT
I sure hope everyone can appreciate what a monsterous task Tamara is performing? We will ALL enjoy the efforts of her work, when we are there, go give her a hug of thanks, (if there is an organization or donation we can help with, let's do it).
Thank you Tamara for letting us all get together again and celebrate!
Peace
Tamara Robbins

climber
not a climber, just related...
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 25, 2018 - 05:15pm PT
Cheers, Ron, and thank you for all your help. Ditto to all the others I've been in contact with (somewhat incessantly at times)..... ;)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Feb 28, 2018 - 05:07pm PT
I'll be attending, arriving Saturday afternoon, leaving Tuesday morning, staying downtown Modestoville. Will have transport. Anyone interested in getting together Saturday afternoon/evening or Sunday, for socializing or exercise?

Edit: The memorial is at 2:00 PM on Monday March 12th. We go on Daylight Savings time on Sunday March 11th. Please adjust your reality accordingly.
jstan

climber
Feb 28, 2018 - 05:32pm PT
Anders:
Petie and I are planning to arrive Sometime(?) Sunday afternoon. She has email and a phone. Maybe we can get together.

John


ron gomez

Trad climber
Feb 28, 2018 - 05:35pm PT
I'm at the hotel closest to the venue, be there with Mouse, Leichtfuss ,Yerian and maybe Layton Bridwell. Look us up Sunday afternoon, be good to see everyone!
Peace
H

Mountain climber
there and back again
Feb 28, 2018 - 10:28pm PT
Tamara I am pretty sure you know I am coming. Thought I would bump this thread and thank you for all your doing. As for numbers I'll be bringing a friend.
Also I have room for 3 more people leaving Monday morning from the North Bay. Looking forward to seeing everyone and celebrating Royals extraordinary life.
GLee

Social climber
Montucky
Mar 1, 2018 - 01:35pm PT
May I recommend to anyone attending, who has yet to book a room, that you look at www.airbnb.com:

https://www.airbnb.com/s/Modesto--CA--United-States/homes?checkin=2018-03-11&checkout=2018-03-13&adults=1&children=0&infants=0&place_id=ChIJUV989PZTkIARK2M3xDK6lL8&guests=1&source=mc_search_bar&refinement_paths%5B%5D=%2Fhomes&allow_override%5B%5D=&s_tag=_PWAPzkW

You can filter by: Price and Home type, and DO select Instant Book

IHMO, way better than a motel/hotel
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Cascade Mountains and Monterey Bay
Mar 5, 2018 - 01:24pm PT
Bump
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Cascade Mountains and Monterey Bay
Mar 7, 2018 - 09:56am PT
planning on being there

don't know many of you in person ... just a bunch of avatars

many of us who have climbed together haven't met in decades

not much on remembering names unless you make a serious connection

if you are brave enough to come out of hiding please introduce yourselves
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 7, 2018 - 10:24am PT
I would really like to be there to honor, in my opinion, the most influential climber in American history and a climber who looms very large on the world stage.

I just returned from Patagonia after a three month stay and some issues that developed when I was gone need attention.

Iíll be there in spirit.
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Cascade Mountains and Monterey Bay
Mar 7, 2018 - 04:00pm PT
I am chagrined and humbled in attending a gathering like this or the Oakdale Festival in being surrounded by so many incredible life stories and only being able to sample a very small part of everyone's experiences. I'll see an unrecognized person walk by and can only guess at the stories they bring to the gathering. Even people known for decades have so much more to tell than I can even guess. We could be there for years trying to catch up on a fraction of it all.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Mar 8, 2018 - 12:13pm PT
To all who have not already RSVP'd and received an e invite the Memorial has reached full capacity.
An email to Tamara does not constitute a RSVP, due to the large number of attendees if you are not on the name badge list, unfortunately you can not be accommodated.

Tamara, Liz and Damon Robbins wish to extend the families graditude for all the interest.
Peace
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 12, 2018 - 10:27pm PT
just got back home from the Royal Robbins Memorial, it was an amazing event with the entirety of the cohort of the History of North American climbing, with the emphasis of the California climbers.

Thanks to the Robbins family for inviting us all to share in recognizing the profound influence that Royal Robbins had on us. Many wonderful stories were told, and it was a great opportunity to see everyone again.



Eric Beck

Sport climber
Bishop, California
Mar 13, 2018 - 07:51am PT
Thank you, Tamara, for all the work that went into a truly memorable event.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 13, 2018 - 10:14am PT
Amen to that, Eric!
Liz Robbins greeting Frank Hoover just before the speakers began their...
Liz Robbins greeting Frank Hoover just before the speakers began their comments.
Credit: mouse from merced
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