Diamond Reunion- Kamps, Rearick and Ament 1976

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LongAgo

Trad climber
Aug 12, 2008 - 11:36am PT
Steve,

No or little bouldering that I recall, though I think Pat pointed out a bouldering area - where, i can't recall. I will defer to his memory on that score.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2008 - 06:17pm PT
Did you train for climbing beyond the activity itself?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2009 - 08:49am PT
Bump for fun and friends!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2009 - 11:39am PT
I recently had the pleasure of touring the Granite Frontiers exhibit in LA with Bonnie Kamps and Mary and Mark Powell. Very cool to see her in the Diamond parade photo upthread. DR was also present and Bob's name came up frequently in conversation.

The Diamond FA is huge on the adventure scale and just one on a long list of classics for both climbers. Bob and Dave's first excellent adventure!
Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
Aug 15, 2009 - 07:04pm PT
Bump for one of the greatest influences in my life... Miss you always Kamps and... Bonnie is one heck of a woman. Her pinkie finger has more class than my whole body.
Hugs,
Anastasia Frangos
Decko

Trad climber
Colorado
Aug 15, 2009 - 09:30pm PT
Bump........

HISTORY.....

PLEASE KEEP IT COMING......

ALL this generation has is what's in the guido books....

SHIAT
BBA

Social climber
West Linn OR
Aug 16, 2009 - 10:28am PT
Besides seeing him at Tahquitz in 1959-1960, I remember Dave Rearick from the Riverside County Campground in Idyllwild where he would do such things as walk on his hands for long distances and recite Lewis Carroll poems, "You're getting old father William said the youth to the man..." I actually more or less memorized the poem from listening to Dave but have never been able to walk on my hands. He was at Cal Tech then, I believe. He and Bob Kamps were really a fit together.

My thoughts of the Diamond climb back in 1960: Before Kamps and Rearick went off to Colorado for that venture, they climbed the ugly cliff above Camp 4, the Camp 4 Terror. I wondered at the time why they would spend time on such an ugly climb for a first ascent when so many other things were around. When I heard about the Diamond, it became apparent that the Terror was a rehersal for the Diamond. Even the shape of the cliff on which the Terror ascended was a diamond shape.

Patrick Oliver

Boulder climber
Fruita, Colorado
Aug 16, 2009 - 08:14pm PT
Yes my dear friend Higgins and I climbed many routes
around Boulder and Eldorado. We climbed Athlete's Feat
and Vertigo, for example, and Supremacy Crack, and really
another dozen or more good climbs, with the fun highlight
being Soarks, in blistering heat, on the back of the Third
Flatiron... where like cave men we hammered on a bolt with
a stone, having forgotten the hammer...

I cherish the memory of every climb Tom and I did together,
and not once did we fail to have fun, in Tuolumne, or Yosemite,
or Colorado...

We have that special link of Rearick and Kamps, our respective mentors and friends.

Pat
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2010 - 08:00pm PT
Just talked with Bonnie and thought that I would bump this one again!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 14, 2010 - 09:10pm PT
Beautiful thread.

And that is some fine looking stone!

Thanks Pat!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2010 - 09:09am PT
The tallest of bumps...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2011 - 10:59am PT
The finest of partners...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2011 - 11:41am PT
Brilliant Cut Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2013 - 09:51am PT
Bump for Dave, Pat and Bonnie coming to talk about their great adventures at the Diamond Reflections event at Neptune Mountaineering next week!
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