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AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Feb 5, 2016 - 04:56pm PT
Sharon Wood of Canmore managed to do in about a 6 year period in the 80's:
Cassin Ridge
Salathe and/or the Nose
Big N faces in Cdn Rockies
Most of the way up the W Buttress of Makalu
Everest
Big climbs in Peru
Much 5.11, difficult ice

She still climbs well at 58
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Feb 5, 2016 - 06:08pm PT
I learned how to climb from Hansi Marte. She was a great face climber. She and her husband climbed the Salathe with Royal Robbins. I believe it was a guided ascent but I think she was the first woman to climb El Cap. She was a great person.
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Feb 6, 2016 - 06:17am PT
Wow for Sharon Wood--'specially raising them kids!
mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Feb 7, 2016 - 01:14pm PT
I was lucky enough to know many of these young women in my early days in The Trench. The 70’s was a very colorful time for the young men and the women who managed to live and climb there and there was NEVER a dull moment. We all thought this lifestyle could go on forever and rarely gave a thought about the reality of what was to come.

Most of these pictures have been posted before on this or other forums but it seems a shame to talk about them without images to back it up.

And BTW-I'd hesitate to call some of these women "chicks" to their face. My only hope at that point would be to out run them and that's not very damn likely.

Here’s little Annie Tarver. She was indeed a beer drinking, tobacco chewing little vixen. She’s a PhD professor living in Seattle now.
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Anne Tarver in 1976

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Anne Tarver 1980

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Anne Tarver 1980

Julie Brugger has hardly changed in the 45 years I’ve known her. She climbed hard then, she climbs hard now. She’s very motivated and has a hard time finding partners that can keep up with her. She’s a sweetheart underneath her somewhat intimidating exterior.
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Julie Brugger 1974?

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Julie Brugger 1986?

Catherine Freer or Cathy Freer as she was known before she became more dignified, was a hard core, bad ass climber. As Mayfield mentioned upthread, she did the second ascent of Zenyatta Mondatta. I guarantee she did her fair share of the leading. Julie Brugger lost her very best friend when Catherine died. We all miss you, Catherine.
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Catherine-Ahab 1972

Kathryn Besio or KB, was an absolute doll. She climbed hard and could keep with the boys. I wonder what she’s doing now. In this picture, she’s on the right with MS. Mastadon on the left at the top of Cathedral Peak in Tuolumne.
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KB 1980

Mary Darbosek was another Valley Girl. She climbed fairly hard and was always game for new adventures. She put herself through nursing school and, the last I heard, she was a radiologist somewhere.
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Mary Darbosek 1980

Stephanie Atwood was friends with Molly Higgins and Barb Eastman. She was Bruce Carson’s sweetie when he died.
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Stephanie Atwood 1976

Sorry Jobee, had to throw this one in there. You must have been what, 17 in this picture?
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Jo Whitford 1979

Carla Firey is mentioned above in this thread somewhere. She was a VERY good climber and good friend of many Washingtonians.
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Carla Firey 2002

I remember some of the others mentioned. Diana Hunter was a skinny Colorado girl that rolled her own cigs and who could out-boulder most of the boys. She certainly put Pat Timson and I to shame one day behind Camp 4. I was sorry to hear about her death at a too early age.

Bev Johnson was pretty awesome. Don’t have to say any more there. Several of us shared a house with her briefly in Sun Valley in the 70’s. I don’t remember the circumstances of her being there at the time.

Jan, I keep in touch with Bruce Albert. Who’s initials were KLR on the biners that Dianne Westman gave to him??
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Shetville , North of Los Angeles
Feb 7, 2016 - 05:24pm PT
Mastadon...I visited with Mary Droubesk this past summer...She's working in Carson City...rj
zBrown

Ice climber
Feb 10, 2019 - 07:36pm PT
Missed the anniversary by a month bump

Who is in charge here?

Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Feb 10, 2019 - 07:38pm PT
Sweet thread
Jim Clipper

climber
Feb 10, 2019 - 07:47pm PT
Great pics. Climbers getting after it. Best.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Feb 11, 2019 - 01:33am PT
oh no/? I forget what thread this was from? meant to take notes?
oh wait now I remember,I took A note,"After 1/2 Dome"
I don't know anything more, someone has to?
The ALWAYS Smilin'. Diana Dailey Credit: and partner,
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Yo!! talkin' about crushing Cobra, Yosemite built and tuned Guns, A Well balanced Individual with early ~hard'as'it'gets~ climbing accomplishments, her legs were equally as impressive. Those pictures were perfectly exposed.
This one, was not & so has been treated to an upgrade.
(No, not, Yaniro's arm photoshopped,on, I think her's is biggererr)
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Feb 11, 2019 - 10:42am PT
I think I posted this elsewhere way back, but it seems appropriate here also:

Sometime between April of 1966, when we opened our first little 600 sq. ft. store on Pico Boulevard, and September of 1969 when we expanded into our new 25,000 sq. ft. store on Olympic Boulevard, somewhere in that brief period, something wonderful happened at West Ridge Mountaineering.

Those early days at West Ridge we opened the store at 5 PM because the owners worked in aerospace from 8 to 5. We also only hired climbers to work sales. On that particular wonderful evening,I happened to be the working owner. As I recall two young climbers(Hennek and McLean)were also working that evening when a stunningly attractive young woman wearing an exceptionally short mini skirt entered the store.

She announced that she was a student at USC and was interested in rock climbing. She had no experience - zilch. She was a student taking ballet and gymnastics. All the while, she is doing these incredible stretching exercises - one leg up on the waist-high sleeping bag table, her forehead pressed to her knee. These are very vivid memories.

She wanted someone to teach her rock climbing. My co-workers that evening were crawling all over each other trying to set up lessons.

As it worked out neither of these handsome young lads was to land the job. Instead, one of our newest employees, and one of our least experienced, a lad named Alan Roberts, happened to be working the weekend she walked in and set a date for Stoney Point. Alan Roberts was, at that time, sort of the Woody Allen of West Ridge - not considered by his peers as anybody that should be teaching others how to climb.

Ends up, he took her to Stoney twice and then to Tahquitz - where they failed miserably on the White Maiden – the classic Tahquitz 5.1 route.

Alan went on to become a highly respected rock climber and Tuolumne climbing guide. She went on to become Beverly Johnson.
mastadon

Trad climber
crack addict
Feb 11, 2019 - 07:16pm PT
Gnome, that’s a great picture of Diana Dailey. She died several years ago from a brain tumor. Diana was an irrepressibly upbeat person and I miss her dearly.

Here’s a couple pictures I somehow ended up with. Neither are mine.

Carla Firey, must be around 1970 at Peshastin Pinnacles in Eastern Washington.
Carla Firey Peshastin Pinnacles 70’s
Carla Firey Peshastin Pinnacles 70’s
Credit: Bruce Albert


Catherine Cullinane and KB (not sure how to spell Catherine’s last name)
Catherine and KB
Catherine and KB
Credit: No Idea
zBrown

Ice climber
Feb 11, 2019 - 07:18pm PT
[img] due to Jerry Roberts


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originalpmac

Mountain climber
Timbers of Fennario
Feb 11, 2019 - 08:19pm PT
I was climbing with Annie Whitehouse and some other friends in CO years ago. A friend of mine m, a guy who didn't know who she was was giving unwanted beta to her as she TR'd a finger crack. She was ignoring him until he made a comment about how her thin fingers must make it easier. She paused, looked down and said, "Fu ck you" Then she sent it. What a fox.
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
ne'er–do–well
Feb 11, 2019 - 08:47pm PT
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zBrown

Ice climber
Feb 11, 2019 - 08:59pm PT
Nice high five

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 12, 2019 - 05:45am PT
Some love for Loulou the Hard, s'il vous plait.
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"In the 1930s, Boulaz was "the only woman in the race for the big north faces," historian Rainer Rettner writes. "She was met with a lot of distrust by men." [Photo] Sallie Greenwood

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web17w/wfeature-local-hero-loulou-boulaz

http://www.alpinist.com/doc/ALP50/82-mountain-profile-the-aiguille-du-drus-1935

The Lambert Crack, Drus N Face:

After a bivouac, Allain and Leininger reached Lambert's highpoint. Allain saw a double crack above him, some forty meters high, with an overhang at the end. With his arms in both fissures, his feet in opposition on the slabs, he couldn't place a piton for the first ten meters.

Legendary alpinists who climbed the wall after him—including Lambert, who made the second ascent in 1936, with Loulou Boulaz—all confirmed that it had a difficulty without equal at the time in the entire massif.
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