Video: Bob Kamps climbing at Stoney Point at 67 years old

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yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Apr 5, 2019 - 04:44am PT
Enjoyed both videos!
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Apr 16, 2019 - 03:10pm PT
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
May 12, 2019 - 09:08am PT
bump
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 12, 2019 - 01:53pm PT
His way of going up the rock reminds me of Lynn Hill; economy of movement, balance, careful footwork; more like dancing up the rock as opposed to brute force.
jogill

climber
Colorado
May 12, 2019 - 02:17pm PT
How true. His footwork was superb.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
May 13, 2019 - 10:00am PT
Cole.... Thx for this.

Bouldering with Bob, one of the hi-lights of my climbing.

RIP
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
May 13, 2019 - 10:29am PT
Same here^^^^^^
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
May 15, 2019 - 08:43am PT
bump
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
May 15, 2019 - 09:15pm PT
We shared a few belays, the Summit and walk off Fairview Dome. Formative
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
May 15, 2019 - 09:54pm PT
The direct route on Fairview Dome was backed up so I looked for an alternative. Lucky Streaks at 10b looked pretty interesting. The crux was just a couple moves and then a 10a ramp. My partner that day, Sharon, readily agreed and we started up the climb. Up the 5.9 furrows I went and past the crux traverse into the ramp. The nuts I slotted on the ramp were practically worthless and the Elvis leg began to get out of control. As I got to the top I yelled where is the belay. A nice man yelled from below, "step around to your left. I commanded my foot to stick to the slab and breathed a sigh of relief as I anchored in and yelled off belay.

Later, as the following party caught up to us, the leader informed that he was climbing with Bob Kamps who had put up the route. He had also given me the beta on the anchor. I was amazed that here was a man with an elderly face and a 20 year old body. How did you ever find this route I asked. Bob responded, "We didn't think it would go and then we just got Lucky."

Bob died the following year climbing in the gym. I believe his last words were "Lower me".
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
May 15, 2019 - 10:23pm PT
Thanks Cole, brings back lots of good memories. I'd hate to count how many hours I have spent bouldering with that man and others like Kris at Stoney.
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
May 15, 2019 - 11:05pm PT
Since we are in the twilight years here....I'd like to ask to the original poster , or perhaps anyone who knows Cole if he was the same videographer who was at the really cold Sushifest in Cochise. Frumy I think.....you were there? Advise ! and thanks Tim
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
May 16, 2019 - 08:57am PT
He was at one, but I don't remember which one.
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
May 16, 2019 - 01:11pm PT
They didn't come with Frumy, Jeff, Guy and me but I seem to remember Cole and Steph being there the second year. He's about 6'6" and she is about 5'3" so they are a hard couple to miss.
Klimmer2.0

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
May 16, 2019 - 04:59pm PT
Never seen this Stoney Point documentary before. Incredible history, 80+ years of climbing history. Wow! Pretty amazing. The climbing there looks awesome. I've never climbed at Stoney Point. I'm missing it.

I wish Mt. Woodson had that long of a climbing history.


Stoney Point: Rock Climbing Documentary | Pt 1 | Welcome To The Point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUfkYoZrjPo

Stoney Point: Rock Climbing Documentary | Pt 2 | Pioneers - Dawson, Robbins, Chouinard, Kamps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h58y38xnEpQ

Stoney Point: Rock Climbing Documentary | Pt 3 | The Stonemasters - Bachar, Long, Hill, Yabo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgfQbP3xuyQ

Stoney Point: Rock Climbing Documentary | Pt 4 | Boldness Redefined - Johnson, Fritz, Reardon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9w_btGSHg0

Stoney Point: Rock Climbing Documentary | Pt 5 | The Future Of The Point
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEwECN5U98A
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