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Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
May 30, 2018 - 04:34am PT
Regarding Werner's comments on the origin of YOSAR, Wayne Merry posted the concise history here: http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2345312&msg=2506152#msg2506152

If Wayne's dates are correct (I think they are) the first YOSAR site was in 1970 in the campground under Glacier Point Apron near the garbage dump, which is where bears ate. Bev Johnson was chomped on the shoulder while sleeping in her pup tent that Spring.

I don't think that the 1970s climbing boom would have happened if it were not for YOSAR and Jim. Jim was very inclusive and as the head of the YOSAR site, he offered a welcoming place to stay for visiting climbers; it created a physically close community of regulars and visitors that fostered great climbing. I have written about this time here http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=654801&msg=654801#msg654801
and here
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1036610&msg=1036610#msg1036610.

I don't think that I would use the term "founder" to describe Jim's role in YOSAR, but I don't have a good alternative. There were rangers who could manage the worst of the climbers and there were climbers who could manage the worst of the rangers. As Werner notes, Pete Thompson was an integral part of managing those relationships. It also helped that all of the rangers were respectful of the huge talent of the climbers on display on big rescues. We were fast, safe, organized and easy to deal with (at least during rescues). Then is was back to snarling at each other.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 30, 2018 - 07:50am PT
we changed it, though it is hard to characterize Jim's contribution in a brief clause... maybe it still doesn't quite work.

my fault for not trying to track down the details and just repeating stuff I'd heard, and forgetting about Wayne's post
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
May 30, 2018 - 07:52am PT
Ed, when's that new guide comin out???
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
May 30, 2018 - 08:20am PT
Yes, Lynne, I'm holding a bunch of pix, not for wanting to post them. I've been busy creating a "defensible space" from potential wildfires at our new house while burning of potential fuels is still permitted. And there is also my tour biz that requires my time... Soon tho... Patience please...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 30, 2018 - 09:21am PT
Ed, when's that new guide comin out???
I don't know, but it is...
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
May 30, 2018 - 10:09am PT
Such a physicist. Always happy with the certainty of probabilities.

The probability I will order a copy is 1, minus unforeseen difficulties, such as I died of old age waiting. Buzz
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
May 30, 2018 - 10:18am PT
Ed, may I borrow your answer regarding your book? :) :)

I will wait patiently, Boodawg. :)
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
May 30, 2018 - 10:33am PT
The new guidebook is being kept in a box with Schrodinger's cat.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jun 13, 2018 - 08:22pm PT
OK, Lynne! Thank you for your patience...

Some of these people's names whose pics I took I don't know, so please chime in so I can label them correctly. Thank you all!

Jeff Mathis and Mouse
Jeff Mathis and Mouse
Credit: BooDawg

Guido
Guido
Credit: BooDawg

Rick Linkert
Rick Linkert
Credit: BooDawg

Jim Valensi
Jim Valensi
Credit: BooDawg

Steve Grossman
Steve Grossman
Credit: BooDawg

Susan Seagoat
Susan Seagoat
Credit: BooDawg

More to come soon, I promise.

Good one, Roger!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 13, 2018 - 08:38pm PT
Thanks CathC and BooDawg
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jun 13, 2018 - 10:30pm PT
Rick Linkert
Rick Linkert
Credit: BooDawg

Hey BooDawg,

This is Rick Linkert
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 13, 2018 - 10:41pm PT
I like the photo of Susan Seagoat. She is just as beautiful as I pictured her from her posts.
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jun 15, 2018 - 03:04pm PT
Thank you, Stimbo!

My apologies that these are coming in small groups, but I'm squeezing them in between tours, house-building and gardening. Look for future postings on the "building" and "gardening" threads...

Again, everyone's help with identities would be appreciated by all...

Ron Gomez!! We ALL, especially the Bridwells, owe him a huge applause ...
Ron Gomez!! We ALL, especially the Bridwells, owe him a huge applause of gratitude for all he's done to support Jim, his family, and all of us through this especially difficult time.
Credit: BooDawg

Bill Nickell
Bill Nickell
Credit: BooDawg

Nancy McKeown, Guido's wife.
Nancy McKeown, Guido's wife.
Credit: BooDawg

Lynnie!
Lynnie!
Credit: BooDawg

Erret Allen and Bill Russell: They surely are handsome lads who were o...
Erret Allen and Bill Russell: They surely are handsome lads who were obviously enjoying the event!
Credit: BooDawg

"The Reverend" Jeff Mathis &#40;L&#41; and Mike White.
"The Reverend" Jeff Mathis (L) and Mike White.
Credit: BooDawg

More to come...
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jun 15, 2018 - 04:04pm PT
Boo; Jim Valensi/bombolino
Nice to hang with you in camp Jim.

Jim Valensi
Jim Valensi
Credit: T Hocking
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jun 15, 2018 - 04:17pm PT
BooDawg, L-R, Erret Allen & Bill Russell:
Erret Allen & Bill Russell
Erret Allen & Bill Russell
Credit: BooDawg
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jun 15, 2018 - 05:38pm PT
Here's a raft of photos from Don Harder/Mastadon, people listed L-R:

Ramon & Chuck Cochran, 1980
Ramon & Chuck Cochran, 1980
Credit: Mastadon copy from another author
Claude Fiddler & Dave Hitchcock
Claude Fiddler & Dave Hitchcock
Credit: Mastadon
Claude Fiddler
Claude Fiddler
Credit: Mastadon
Cristina &  Dave Diegelman with their daughter, Bowie.  <br/>
&#40;Don Rei...
Cristina & Dave Diegelman with their daughter, Bowie.
(Don Reid behind)
Credit: Mastadon
Dave Yerian & Urmas Franosch
Dave Yerian & Urmas Franosch
Credit: Tarbuster
Dean Fidelman, Mike Graham, Cristina Diegelman
Dean Fidelman, Mike Graham, Cristina Diegelman
Credit: Mastadon
Some random sport climber: they let anybody in!
Some random sport climber: they let anybody in!
Credit: Mastadon
Eddie Barry's lovely wife, Sabine
Eddie Barry's lovely wife, Sabine
Credit: Mastadon
Steve Grossman
Steve Grossman
Credit: Mastadon
Greg Sonnegur & friend
Greg Sonnegur & friend
Credit: Mastadon
Hans Standheiner & Tiffany Levine-Campbell
Hans Standheiner & Tiffany Levine-Campbell
Credit: Mastadon
Wonder Braun
Wonder Braun
Credit: Mastadon
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jun 15, 2018 - 06:32pm PT
Super great pics, BooDawg and Mastadon! Thanks for your contributions.

Does anyone have a picture of Will Oxx. Met him at the StoneMasters gathering in Josh spring of 2008. He was cool to give me a DVD of his time in Baffin. My grandkids have loved it. I love it because it encourages them to adventure. Bummed I didn't met Will or Erret A. Erret wrote a piece for our forthcoming book Tuolumne Climber.
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Jun 15, 2018 - 06:58pm PT
Credit: hooblie
wonderful portrait of jim, alongside the artist, his son layton
who is about to be gifted a shirt from dave diegelman
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jun 15, 2018 - 07:13pm PT
Vern Clevenger, Rick Linkert, and Nick Linkert
Vern Clevenger, Rick Linkert, and Nick Linkert
Credit: BooDawg

Don Reid and Sybille Hechtel
Don Reid and Sybille Hechtel
Credit: BooDawg

Mark Chapman
Mark Chapman
Credit: BooDawg

Linda ? and Who?
Linda ? and Who?
Credit: BooDawg

Dale Bard and Jim Donini &#40;Background: Christian/Hesch Monster&#41;
Dale Bard and Jim Donini (Background: Christian/Hesch Monster)
Credit: BooDawg

Rick Cashner
Rick Cashner
Credit: BooDawg

Dale Bard
Dale Bard
Credit: BooDawg

hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jun 15, 2018 - 11:25pm PT
The little engine that could.....

......and did.

Inspiring.

Jim at Pinnacles.
Jim at Pinnacles.
Credit: hamie
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