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Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:00pm PT
Just for fun and possibly of historical interest, here are some photos of mostly climbers. Can you identify them?

Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:02pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:03pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:04pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:06pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:07pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:09pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:10pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:11pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:13pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:14pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:16pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:22pm PT
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:24pm PT
jogill

climber
Colorado
Apr 26, 2019 - 12:24pm PT
#8: My old friend Mark Powell and associates hunkering down on the scary summit of the Totem Pole.

#10: There he is again.


Edit: 1957, Mark Powell, Jerry Gallwas, Don Wilson, Bill Feuerer
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 12:26pm PT
Gill: Correct. Name the others on the Pole.
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Apr 26, 2019 - 12:33pm PT
#1 Royal Robbins, Joe Fitschen, John Long, Janie Taylor Levy, Don Lauria, Jerry Galwas, Mike Sherrick, Charley Raymond
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Apr 26, 2019 - 12:38pm PT
# 8 Also on the Pole next to MP,Jerry Galwas, Don Wilson, Bill Feurer (the Dolt)
ron gomez

Trad climber
Apr 26, 2019 - 12:58pm PT
Photo #1 L to R
Royal Robbins, Joe Fitschen, John Long, Ms.Taylor(?), The gorgeous Don Lauria, Jerry Gallwas, Charlie Raymond.
Peace

Sorry Mr. Erb, didn’t see you posted first. I have the same photo, was a great night in Idyllwild.
ron gomez

Trad climber
Apr 26, 2019 - 01:10pm PT
Might be Kris Ksolem photo bombing that second shot
Peace
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 01:36pm PT
So far everyone's correct.
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Apr 26, 2019 - 01:50pm PT
#12 Gary Colliver, Michael Covington, Valerie Cohen
okay, whatever

climber
Apr 26, 2019 - 02:51pm PT
I don't think that's Michael Covington in the center of photo #12... I knew him in Estes Park in the 1970s, and he was a LOT skinnier than the guy in the photo. Mike Covington is a very nice guy... he gave me nothing but encouragement when I was a beginner. I remember him telling me that "5.7 in the mountains can be hard" after some adventure I'd had on Hallett Peak or Longs Peak. And he did work at Steve Komito's shop in Estes Park, and ran Fantasy Ridge (a guiding service and climbing school) at that location as well, back in the 1970s. I think he lives in Telluride or Durango now, though I haven't seen him in decades.
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 03:16pm PT
Righto! It's not Covington. Rest is correct.
okay, whatever

climber
Apr 26, 2019 - 06:11pm PT
That was a heady time in Estes Park. Jim Dunn was around, and Earl Wiggins, and John Sherwood, and Beth Bennett and Molly Higgins and Larry Bruce and Jim Michael and many others It wasn't always easy to convince Eldorado climbers that the hike up to the crag was worth it, but it was kinda my thing... cragging in the high country, where the approach is part of why you earn your pizza or whatever at the end of the day!



guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 26, 2019 - 06:17pm PT
john hansen

climber
Apr 26, 2019 - 10:27pm PT
For photo number 2 I remember Boodawg telling a story about climbing the sentinel and meeting Kim Shmitz and maybe Schacer (sp) on top.

Boodawg would know
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 26, 2019 - 11:49pm PT
Hansen:

That is the summit of Sentinel and Schmitz is in the picture.
Podunk Climber

Trad climber
Apr 30, 2019 - 11:07am PT
Bump
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 21, 2019 - 06:05am PT
hey there say, all...

there are SO MANY LIKE THIS, hidden away, that i never got to see...

just saw this one...


thought it would be NICE BUMP... for those that
have told and taught us, so much...


after, all, that was the MAGIC, TOO, of the taco...



BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
May 21, 2019 - 12:21pm PT
Photo #2: It’s hardly fair for me to answer since I am in the picture. I always meant to post this TR, but a search of ST doesn’t show it, nor does a search of “ST GOLD 2.2 Areas and Routes.” In fact, Sentinel Rock isn’t even mentioned there. But I did post a TR here: http://yosemitecloseup.com/first-ascent-psychedelic-wall-sentinel-rock/

Photo #3, L to R: Bud (Ivan) Couch, Tom Higgins, Russ McLean

Photo #5, Left is John Hansen

Photo #6: Left is Jeff Dozier (Dr. Deeg) Right kinda looks like Guido…

Photo #7: Wild Guess: RR on Dawn Wall

Photo #8: On the FA of the Totem Pole, one of the team had to piss so badly that he did it on the top; thus, the small, yellow puddle in front of Powell’s face… LOL!

Photo #11: L is Russ McLean, Center is Joe Faint; Right is ??

Photo #13: Hint: Prelude to the 3rd ascent of the Leaning Tower!

Photo # 14: Far back: RR?; next to him, dishing food: Tom Frost? Sitting to the left of Blue Blouse Beauty, is that Yvon?

Guido’s picture #1: Even tho I wasn’t there at the Teton Chuck Pratt Memorial (unfortunately!), First row, L > R: Doug Robinson, #2-?; #3 - Don Lauria; #4 (White hat & camera) - Guido; #5 (White hat, dark glasses): ??; #6 (with beer): Joe Fitschen; #7 (White hat, arms folded): Jeff Foott.

Guido’s #2: This pic appears, momentarily, in the “Valley Uprising” film. Hint: Geographically, tho not contemporaneously, the previous pic and this one were taken fairly close to one another…
life is a bivouac

Trad climber
Bishop
May 21, 2019 - 01:55pm PT
Hey you guys... Correction:

pic #11 has Jim Harper Joe Faint and his date... Not yours truly, R. McLean

Pis #3 is on the summit of Tahquitz Rock in 1962; we were heady and swimming in pride having just climbed the White Maiden's Walkaway. Our third and successful attempt.

pic #13 is Boche and Kor
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
May 21, 2019 - 02:26pm PT
That Idyllwild event was good fun. November 2009.

life is a bivouac

Trad climber
Bishop
May 21, 2019 - 02:29pm PT
Hey Lauria, as this is just for fun here's a few from back then...
life is a bivouac

Trad climber
Bishop
May 21, 2019 - 05:02pm PT
Hey, ya it's me again... Photo #14: standing at the head of the table is Royal and Tom and sitting there at the table drinking a beverage, could that be Fritz Wiessner? He did pay So. Cal. a visit way back, and this picture is from way back... Every one looks pretty young... No? And that may very well be Roger McDivit head slightly turned and Krissy next to him?
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 21, 2019 - 10:46pm PT
hey there, say, ksolem... thanks for the neat pic!

and, boodawg... wow, thanks for the trip-link...

and--life is a bivwac, wow-- very nice photo share!
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
May 22, 2019 - 08:01am PT
Great fun indeed Don, thanks for sharing. I’ve got one of you or I should say your back....mid seventies at Tahquitz climbing with Sue Condon:

Here’s one taken from the Open Book of Mark Powell climbing the Mechanic’s route:

Wish I had taken a lot more pictures of people, the rocks are still here.

Charlie D.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
May 22, 2019 - 08:41am PT
More fun:
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Topic Author's Reply - May 22, 2019 - 10:06am PT
Photo #12: Guy in center is George Sessions

Photo #14: Yes, that's Fritz Weisner and the seated dude picking his teeth is Chouinard. The beauty next to him?
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
May 22, 2019 - 07:24pm PT
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