Diamond Reunion- Kamps, Rearick and Ament 1976

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LongAgo

Trad climber
Aug 12, 2008 - 02:36pm 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 - 09:17pm PT
Did you train for climbing beyond the activity itself?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 15, 2009 - 11:49am PT
Bump for fun and friends!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 15, 2009 - 02:39pm 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 - 10:04pm 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 16, 2009 - 12:30am 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 - 01:28pm 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 - 11:14pm 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 - 11:00pm PT
Just talked with Bonnie and thought that I would bump this one again!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 15, 2010 - 12:10am 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 - 12:09pm PT
The tallest of bumps...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 17, 2011 - 01:59pm PT
The finest of partners...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2011 - 02:41pm PT
Brilliant Cut Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
Bump for Dave, Pat and Bonnie coming to talk about their great adventures at the Diamond Reflections event at Neptune Mountaineering next week!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2016 - 02:40pm PT
Long overdue bump...

The Diamond Reflections- Remembering Layton Kor event went very well.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2126118/Diamond-Reflections-1959-67-Remembering-Layton-Kor-6-21-22
jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Aug 27, 2016 - 07:55pm PT
I mentioned this in another thread, but it bears repeating. The marvellous Bob Kamps is gone of course, but Dave Rearick suffered a stroke a couple of years ago after a heavy day of yard work. His right side was affected and he has not regained those functions to what he would consider satisfactory levels. He resides in the Meridian Retirement Center in Boulder and can be reached there by telephone or letter; he does not use a computer.

Dave was a member of the mathematics faculty at the University of Colorado from the early 1960s to the 1990s, with a specialty in number theory and analytical number theory. He recieved his PhD from Cal Tech.

After he stopped climbing he became an exceptional distance road bicycle enthusiast, in terrific aerobic condition. He is now in his mid 80s. I have known him since the late 1950s.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 27, 2016 - 08:19pm PT
Kamps and Rearick, two of my heroes as a "kid' in the Valley. Admiration, respect and a hell of lot of awe. Fortunate to climb with Kamps but never had the opportunity to climb with Dave. I do remember his unique ability to walk around Camp 4 in a hand stand position. What a team, what a team!
zBrown

Ice climber
Aug 27, 2016 - 09:37pm PT
You're a good and thoughtful man Mr. Gill.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 28, 2016 - 11:24am PT
I haven't checked in with Dave recently but he was doing well in his situation the last time I did so I am always hopeful.
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