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Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 10, 2007 - 12:20am PT
Hi Anne-Marie,

Hey everyone, Anne-Marie, one of the early female climbers in the Valley, and I were friends in the wonderful days of Camp 4 in the early 70s. Here is a mysterious picture of the two of us, modeling opposite extremes of hair.

I have now idea why Anne-Marie had no hair. But if I remember correctly, she had no idea why mine was so unruly.

Glad to 'see' you, Anne-Marie

All the best, Roger

PS: Special thanks for Anders for his excellent 'idiots guide to posting photos' post.
Anne-Marie Rizzi

Feb 10, 2007 - 01:16am PT
This has always been one of my favorite pics, due to the juxtaposition of our haircuts, and because we both look so happy!

Chuck Pratt was party to my head shaving. He was horrified that I would shave my waist-length hair to match his partially bald head. But he did the final shave.

Anne-Marie Rizzi


Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 10, 2007 - 01:17am PT
Welcome Anne!
I hope you will visit us often. Especially on days like this when my only outlet is the internet. (I am stuck home nursing a bad knee.)


right here, right now
Feb 10, 2007 - 01:28am PT
That photo is brilliant fun!
Welcome to the Forum Anne.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 10, 2007 - 01:31am PT
Well, this may add to the welcome. From Mountain 37, July 1974.

The article caused a bit of fuss at the time, mostly from people who thought climbers should pretend they didn't ever swear, and other grumpy old farts. It was reprinted in "The Games Climbers Play" in 1978, which speaks for itself.

(If it doesn't fit, or shouldn't be here because Ken W will zap me, let me know and I'll remove it.)

Feb 10, 2007 - 01:38am PT

Damn that's beautiful, that's just beautiful photo of you (Anne) and Roger, just like I remember.

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Feb 10, 2007 - 02:14am PT
I am in awe.
Thank you Anne-Marie...
Please keep it coming, your presence helps me dream bigger.

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Feb 10, 2007 - 02:50am PT
damn. anne, i got everthing you ever wrote, back in the day....

of course, my all time fave is a notorious diatribe from mountain gazete...."oh, what a bloody climb!"

regular route on HD, as i recall.....\

bring it, sister. you were a cutting edge writer in tha day, prolly still are now??

Social climber
No Ut
Feb 10, 2007 - 02:53am PT
God, I love that picture. We were climbers once, and young. Welcome to the campfire, Anne Marie.

-Jeff Lowe

chico ca
Feb 10, 2007 - 02:58am PT
Rizzi, Bald and Beautiful..Beer and cigarette in hand..Yellow toyota pick-up.. Strong and kind...that's how I remember you.
Still working for Park Service? Nita ;-)

Truckee, CA
Feb 10, 2007 - 07:44am PT
Welcome Anne-Marie! Great to see you here. I am now awash with memories of the great women climbers I had the pleasure of conversing with back then, (and friends of climbers, Hey Nita!) i sure would like to find KB. Do you have hair now? :)


Social climber
Salt Lake City
Feb 10, 2007 - 11:48am PT
Anne-Marie - "Five years have passed; five summers, with the length of five long winters!"
It's been more than five but it's good to hear from you.
Barb Eastman and Tom Kimbrough
Anne-Marie Rizzi

Feb 10, 2007 - 08:39pm PT
Thanks to those who have posted and have emailed me privately.

I got caught up in lurking here about a year ago, after someone's death.

We lost alot of old friends in 2006 (and nearly lost a few more, eh Bachar?).

After every death, there were long posts in tribute to the person. I'd like to see more tributes to the living. Let me review some post history and I will start one off.


2006 not 1996...sometimes i'm a decade or two off

Social climber
St. Looney
Feb 10, 2007 - 10:01pm PT
Welcome Anne-Marie!

Trad climber
Feb 10, 2007 - 10:06pm PT
Welcome Anne-Marie. . . we have SO many common friends it would blow your mind!

Keep the magic alive!

eKat _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ OldDadBrockman

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Feb 11, 2007 - 07:39am PT
Hello and welcome, Anne-Marie!

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Feb 12, 2007 - 12:59pm PT
To this point I have known you only through the Half Dome piece, which though I was perhaps 8 years old when it was published I reread only last week. It's in a stack of old magazines I keep in the living room

Is there something about that formation which encourages unusually candid writing about clashes with partners?
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Feb 12, 2007 - 01:48pm PT
Welcome Anne-Marie, you probably don't remember me but I remember you. Cheers

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