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john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 7, 2008 - 12:00am PT
I saw the classic photo of Bridwell ,Long and Westbay, after the NIAD ,in the Shield headwall thread..

There are not many climbing photo's as iconic as that.

What other climbing photos would make your top 10,, or top 100 list of the best ,,, ever.

'Separate Reality'?

Bacher, free solo .

Perhaps that one of Robinson , Leonard, and Eichorn on the top of Higher Cathedral Spire.


Maybe Chicken Skinner can pull out a few old gems..




And Largo,, who took that classic shot? ,,, or was it on a self timer setup?

That would be a good story just by it's self.




hossjulia

Trad climber
Eastside
Mar 7, 2008 - 12:10am PT
I think I've seen this one on ST before. Just scanned from "The Dolt - A Eulogy" in CLIMBING July - August 1976



edited to add:
Oops, not really a climbing photo, but I'll leave it up and look for something else. Give me a few days.
john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2008 - 12:14am PT
Hoss,

That,, is a great picture,,
Thanks
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Arid-zona
Mar 7, 2008 - 12:50am PT
I was born in August of 1976. Just sayin'
bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 12:58am PT
Mark Powell on the left?
Dragon with Matches

climber
Bamboo Grove
Mar 7, 2008 - 01:01am PT


Domingo

Trad climber
El Portal, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 01:31am PT
As much as I disagree with what he stood for:

Domingo

Trad climber
El Portal, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 01:44am PT
Also, my dial-up can't find it, but the one of Lynn Hill freeing the nose in '94 is pretty iconic to me.
marky

climber
Mar 7, 2008 - 03:43am PT
I LOVE the shot of Barry Blanchard in Alpinist, where he stares vacantly into the camera from his shack.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 04:02am PT







Jim E

climber
Mountain Road
Mar 7, 2008 - 09:25am PT


Not that I've ever aspired to climb Himalayan peaks but the National Geographic article in which this photo appeared is one of the ones that inspired me to take up climbing.
bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:26am PT
Scary Larry

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:29am PT
Anybody have the old Dolt poster of the Traitor Horn?
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:30am PT
How about some Hot Henry photos
Jim E

climber
Mountain Road
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:38am PT


Can't find the photo but there's one of John Stanard (jstan) on Foops that is definitely iconic.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 12:44pm PT
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Mar 7, 2008 - 01:01pm PT
This series of Chappy working the Owl by Ed Boyles in the 1973 Ascent always did it for me. This last (top) pic with Mark looking around the corner just sort of calls out, "Look where we are and where we can take climbing."

I didn't crop out the list of thin cracks cuz I thought some might find it amusing if they had never seen the article. It accompanied Bridwell's piece entitled, "The Innocent, The Ignorant And The Insecure: the rise or fall of the Yosemite Decimal System."
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 01:03pm PT
Since I *don't* disagree with what he stood for...

I own a copy of this too, btw. =)

While looking for a copy of it, I came across this! Very Cool!!!

steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 7, 2008 - 02:39pm PT
Nef - Here's a Flash based version of the link you post above.

http://www.climbing.com/photo-video/gallery/coverarchive/

Took me a long time to scan all those covers.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 02:47pm PT
No sh#t...? You have all those? Whoa! That's badass!!!! I loved looking at those covers.
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Mar 7, 2008 - 02:50pm PT
great selections everyone!
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 02:51pm PT
What's up, Ray? I haven't seen any art posts from you in a while...? Post up, buddy!
WanderlustMD

Trad climber
Lanham MD
Mar 7, 2008 - 02:54pm PT
I don't have either, but I'm thinking of Royal Robbins lounging on El Cap Spire during the FA of the Salathe, and either Chuck Pratt or Frost leading the headwall...can't recall which...
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Mar 7, 2008 - 03:00pm PT
Skinner and Piana freeing the Salathe

the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
Mar 7, 2008 - 03:11pm PT


edit: i don't have either, but I'm thinking of Royal Robbins lounging on El Cap Spire

Funny I posted that photo w/o seeing that comment. Defineatly iconic.
Jim E

climber
Mountain Road
Mar 7, 2008 - 03:14pm PT
Mustn't forget this dude.

SteveW

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Mar 7, 2008 - 03:17pm PT
Want to check out some iconic photos? Check
out the book 'Yosemite in the Sixties' by Glen Denny.
WOW! All the heros in this one.
bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 03:25pm PT




kev

climber
CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 03:52pm PT
The Reeds shot is fuicking awesome!!!!!!!!!!

rick d

Social climber
tucson, az
Mar 7, 2008 - 04:07pm PT
someone needs to post Herman Buhl's photo from camp on Nanga Parbat.

of course, my all time fav is Karl and Max chopping wood the day before starting the Eiger (from Roth's book).
Orion

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 04:15pm PT
It would be great to get a story about the nose in a day story from John, maybe he'll explain why he's wearing that one black glove. I believe that photo was taken before Michael made the one glove famous, perhaps he saw the NIAD photo?
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Mar 7, 2008 - 04:28pm PT
taco bill

Trad climber
boulder, co
Mar 7, 2008 - 06:07pm PT
Definitely iconic:




Not so iconic:

scuffy b

climber
up the coast from Woodson
Mar 7, 2008 - 06:11pm PT
I haven't seen it online, and I don't have it hosted, but...

Amy Fillin looking serene in the lower part of Midterm.
This was used as the cover for Learning to Rock Climb.
426

Sport climber
Buzzard Point, TN
Mar 7, 2008 - 06:36pm PT
Was that Harding on "his route" Keeler? Looks familiar...


Pusher









Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 06:48pm PT
426 - Yes, that's Warren on The Harding Route, Keeler Needle. Of course, photo was by Galen Rowell.

Werner, do the rest of us wankers a favor and place some f*#king pro, dude! At least grimace a bit or something! Sheesh!

Seriously, when I see that shot of Werner on the Enduro Corner i"m in awe. Rad!
the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
Mar 7, 2008 - 06:52pm PT
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 07:16pm PT
oh! GOOD call, Fet!!! That's one of my favorites! I wish I could purchase this print!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 07:30pm PT
Jim E

climber
Mountain Road
Mar 7, 2008 - 07:30pm PT
Healyje,

Adair By the Sea!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 07:37pm PT
From an article on Middle Cathedral, Mountain Magazine:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 07:46pm PT




Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 07:53pm PT
Lando

climber
Tulsa
Mar 7, 2008 - 08:10pm PT
Anastasia

Trad climber
Califlower/Utahlah
Mar 7, 2008 - 08:11pm PT
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Mar 7, 2008 - 08:32pm PT
Tar..?
That 1st N.A Climber photo, is that Kaulk on 'Open Cockpit' ?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 08:34pm PT
Kauk on Supercrack.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Mar 7, 2008 - 08:46pm PT
I was all:
"hu'uh? With rock of that texture, stoppers and a small hex and what looks like fall colors in the BG ?"

But... SuperCrack of the Gunks, not IC yeah ?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 09:09pm PT
Yes, Gunks Supercrack.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 09:09pm PT


From the "The Alps I Love", photo by Michael Serraillier
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 09:24pm PT
"The meditation of the happy few":

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 09:34pm PT
Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:05pm PT
54 posts and THIS hasn't surfaced??

goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:14pm PT
Greg Epperson photo!





Anyone have the one with Joe & Paul Stettner
by their motorcycles in the Rockys?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:30pm PT


from CLIMB!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:31pm PT
Has somebody got a scan of the Godfrey/Chelton photo of Roger Briggs on the Diving Board?
I actually watched Roger make the FFA of that route, the only witness I think, and their later
photo sure seemed iconic to me.
john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2008 - 10:45pm PT
I took a picture of these from Chris Jones, Climbing in North America.

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And the new guy..

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:49pm PT
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:51pm PT
Pat Ament, from CLIMB!

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:51pm PT
Tarbuster, that's the one. If you've led that pitch, you know the reach.
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:52pm PT
Becky & Bjornstad



Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:52pm PT
WBraun

climber
Mar 7, 2008 - 10:53pm PT
I like this one because in the next frame you can't see here is he slides off .......eeeeeeeaaaahhhhhhHHH

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:00pm PT
Yes Chiloe,
I led that Diving Board thing...
I got up to that reach, 'felt like a stretch.
So I slithered down a few moves in the offwidth (didn't weight any gear) thought of Werner soloing in the Valley Wide arena and charged back up for the finish.
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:02pm PT
from the Vermin.


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:10pm PT
I had my own sequence for that crux, different from Roger's ... left jam low, step high, torque up and reeeeach with your right ....

Worked for me. I loved Diving Board, for a while.

Back before the Naked Edge went free, Bob Culp's shop sold a postcard of two aid climbers, with pigeons flying around behind them. I've forgotten who took that picture, which was inspiring as well.
Jim E

climber
Mountain Road
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:11pm PT
Tarbuster,

You seem to have lots of scans of early issues of Climbing. Would you happen to have the cover shot of a certain blond kid on Rosy Crucifixion? Probably on one of the first 5 or 6 issues.

edit: maybe not iconic to some but certainly to me.
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:15pm PT


hlehmann

Trad climber
San Fernando Valley
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:30pm PT
Tarbuster:
I have that book, and that shot is by far the most memorable one in it. I remember it hanging in the Yosemite climbing shop about 20 years ago or so. The rope hanging below him completely makes the shot.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:30pm PT
edit: maybe not iconic to some but certainly to me.

Hah! I heard last week from a certain guidebook author who is trying to get Eric A to unearth the
original of that photo from somewhere in his garage, where allegedly it was last seen.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:31pm PT
Jim E,
No, I do not have that issue.
...Now hanging my head low in shame.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:37pm PT
Larry on Rosy...

john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2008 - 11:38pm PT




Bestor Robinson, Dick Leonard, and Jules Eichorn. Higher Cathedral Spire. 1936
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:46pm PT
Useta be young ... cool, Greg.
Walleye

climber
Under the dwarf maples near The Same Mansion
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:53pm PT
Ok, maybe not an iconic photo, but definitly an iconic climb and one of my favorite climbing photos. The only way it could be better is if it were J.B. himself in the picture.


Photo: Greg Epperson
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 8, 2008 - 12:15am PT
This one was iconic in 1975, and still is. So iconic that I've seen several derivative commercial versions in the last while. Take as the American K2 expedition first got to greenery on the way home.

Taken by Galen Rowell, and an evocative photo of a good friend.
Chewbongka

climber
लघिमा
Mar 8, 2008 - 02:05am PT
That one pretty much sums it up MH!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Eastside
Mar 8, 2008 - 02:55am PT
http://www.climbing.com/photo-video/gallery/70s/index9.html

That is for sale on ebay, right now. Great Galen Rowell article in it too.

Skycutter

Big Wall climber
Hollywood, CA
Mar 8, 2008 - 03:21am PT


Nanga Parbat, July 4, 1953. Buhl returning to camp, shattered after an open-air bivy (standing up, no food, no O2, and his sweater (!) left at the tent) on descent from the only solo FA of an 8,000 meter peak.





Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 8, 2008 - 10:15am PT
There is a natural bias toward the US in this fine thread. Allow me to put in a few icons from this side of the pond.

I recieved my first climbingbook in 1966 at the age of 11.
When I saw the picture of Buhl it scared me to the extend of not daring to look at that page for several years
(but I still have a pair of that type of goggles in a box somewhere...):

Herman Buhl, 1953


This is a great shot after a great climb.
Southwest Pillar of Petit Dru, Bonatti, 1955


Whillans and Bonington on their first ascent of Freney Pillar, Mont Blanc, just a few weeks after Bonatti's catatrophic descent, 1961


And one of the most iconic pictures from Scandinavia:
The introduction of pitons to Norway in 1930 by Professor Arne Næss


I took a picture of Arne Næss last week in Oslo at the Norsk Tindeklubb (=Norwegian Alpine Club) 100 year anniversary.
The professor has just turned 96. He stopped climbing and
bouldering at the early age of 92 (!)


* * * *

Not exactly iconic. But maybe we should start an Sheridan appreciation thread?


Michael
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho
Mar 8, 2008 - 10:26am PT
Whillans


I was trying to find the pic of Whillans hiking into a Himalayan base camp shirtless and carrying an umbrella on his pack while passing a tribesman. Does anybody recall that one?
Skycutter

Big Wall climber
Hollywood, CA
Mar 8, 2008 - 10:28am PT
Nice post, Michael. That photo of Buhl in your post is my favorite. If I'm not mistaken, it was taken on the same day (or one day later?) than the photo I posted, when he returned to high camp from the summit of Nanga Parbat.

Amazing to look at his face and realize he's 29 years old at the time.
rick d

Social climber
tucson, az
Mar 8, 2008 - 10:31am PT
Michael Hjorth-

that is the one. he looks cooked!

The other inspiring photo is Hugh Herr on Stage Fright on Cathedral (cheating with those stick legs).
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 8, 2008 - 10:53am PT
T.W.
Sure, how could we forget?

From Greg Childs book, Thin Air:
Whillans strolls along the trail, shielding himself occasionally from the beating sun with a red umbrella.
As he rounds a bend on the path he confronts a gaunt, ash-covered yogi. It is a meeting of the worlds.
They stare at each other for a moment, then the yogi raises his open palm for Whillans to drop a coin into.
'Hmm,' Whillans says. 'Are you on some sort of sponsered walk?'
Whillans then grasps the yogi's hand firmly and shakes it, utterly confounding the Indian.

Whillans, 1981


Michael
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 8, 2008 - 11:19am PT
Don Whillans is ofcause a true iconic character.

As a young climber I attended a lecture he gave in Copenhagen. After the public lecture (about Annapurna Southface) there was a small private gathering for the club VIPs (of which I certainly was not).
But I managed to squeeze in. Here Whillans told all the old stories and showed pictures from his youth.
’This is me on the Bonatti Pillar!’ showing himself leading with a flatcap, a shouldersling with 5-6 carabiners and pegs.
Hammer in pocket and rope around his waist.
’It reminds me of the climber we saw on Kullen [”Danish” outcrop in Sweden] on Sunday, with 30 different chocks and friends for a 10 meter route!'
(In fact the route ’Fingerjam’ Chiloe had a picture of on S.T. two years back...)
While staying a week at our chaimans place, he emptied a box of beers (24 bottles) per day, and toured with him around town (and to Kullen) on the passengers seat of his motorbike in midwinter with the same bare chest straight under his coat. Ofcause without helmet.

He gave me a copy of his book. I was proud.


Michael
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 8, 2008 - 11:47am PT
Michael is breaking out the good stuff.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 8, 2008 - 12:38pm PT
WBraun

climber
Mar 8, 2008 - 12:46pm PT
If you look at the sadhu in the above photo as Whillans is approaching you can see he has an ax in his right hand.

The smart ass Whillans was just a few more words away from getting his head chopped off.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 8, 2008 - 12:48pm PT
Thanks, MH, for the pictures of Arne Næss! Very nice.

Was the picture from the 1930s taken at Kolsås, and if so, which route?

The photo of Leif Patterson is from "In the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods", which includes many good historical photos.
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 8, 2008 - 01:18pm PT
Mighty,

Kolsås just outside Oslo, yes.
But I am not a local of that crag, and do not know which route, sorry.

M
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 8, 2008 - 01:44pm PT
Werner - my money was on the bar-brawler Whillans dropping that axe-wielding beanpole like a bad habit. :-)
Ouch!

climber
Mar 8, 2008 - 02:22pm PT
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 8, 2008 - 02:57pm PT
^^^^^^^^^^ isn't that Roger! ^^^^^^^^^^
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 8, 2008 - 02:58pm PT
Ouch! channels ihateplastic. Who is that mystery man in the photo?

Edit: The climber is wearing EBs, which suggests the photo was taken in the 1970s, or early 1980s. Was Royal white enough on top at that time?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 8, 2008 - 03:42pm PT
I am going to guess wild and say it is an older Royal Robbins.
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 8, 2008 - 04:08pm PT
No, no, Mighty, look at the gear loops on the harness. Stiff plastic. And a small closable chalkbag. No such things in the seventies.

Either the person hasn't worn out his old EB's (unlikely as he looks capable with a powerfull twist of the shoulders) or he has borrowed the hole lot from Ouch!

A visiting euroclimber...?

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 8, 2008 - 05:00pm PT
So, which icons inform our icons?
heh,heh,heh...





Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 8, 2008 - 05:37pm PT
Tarbuster has a fine sense of icony.
Jim E

climber
Mountain Road
Mar 8, 2008 - 06:20pm PT
Chiloe,

Check it out.

http://cgi.ebay.com/CLIMBING-Magazine-May-June-1975_W0QQitemZ190204265210QQihZ009QQcategoryZ280QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 8, 2008 - 06:56pm PT
Chiloe,
You're such a hold out!
Made the cover and everything.

Well, moving along, I think we need a picture of those guys on top of the Eigerwand after the first ascent.
Weenis

Trad climber
Tel Aviv
Mar 8, 2008 - 07:15pm PT

Hobo Ledge, circa 1980
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 8, 2008 - 08:04pm PT
Made the cover and everything.

Must have been my 15 minutes. I gotta say it was a total surprise to me when
that came in the mail. As Jim's finding indicates, not a collector's item!

Yo Jim, are you gonna break the middle-marker story, or break some more perlon first?
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 8, 2008 - 08:14pm PT
But back to the honestly iconic, I thought this John Cleare photo was awesome --
Cenotaph Corner, from Rock Climbers in Action in Snowdonia.

Jim E

climber
Mountain Road
Mar 8, 2008 - 08:15pm PT
Gotta break more. I think all I found is that I have to break a lot more. Drops too, I suppose.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 8, 2008 - 08:47pm PT
Chiloe: "Tarbuster has a fine sense of icony."

I con't take it any more!
morphus

Mountain climber
Angleland
Mar 8, 2008 - 09:22pm PT
great thread

john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2008 - 09:35pm PT
Some more pictures of pictures,,









morphus

Mountain climber
Angleland
Mar 8, 2008 - 09:38pm PT
Buhl's final steps..

Dragon with Matches

climber
Bamboo Grove
Mar 8, 2008 - 10:09pm PT
morphus: Kasparek on the Hinterstoisser Traverse?

The Chogolisa photo is chilling. I once attended a presentation by Kurt Diemburger and he was discussing this day. Maybe Buhl, who had written that he felt his sole mission in life was to climb, somehow knew that he had created his masterpiece or reached his pinnacle on NP. Seemed like such a careless mistake by a guy who was superhuman.

SteveW

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Mar 9, 2008 - 12:04am PT
Tar, those icons were GREAT! The only real Bond. Shaken, not stirred.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Mar 9, 2008 - 01:10am PT

nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 9, 2008 - 01:30am PT
I always liked.. Mr March 1986, is this pic to big? To funny Cosmic!
nature

climber
Santa Fe, NM
Mar 9, 2008 - 01:38am PT
Dwayne, you look a little like Billy, or maybe The Bird. Locker, you look a little like....





























LOCKER!
Mimi

climber
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:02am PT
Largo in fine form.


Henneck, NA.


Charlie Fowler, Fang.


Bev Johnson, Nose.


Hugh Herr, Stage Fright.


Ron Kauk, ?


Skip Guerin, Wendego.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 9, 2008 - 09:21am PT
Fine collection, Mimi. The Hennek cover is one I haven't seen in a while. Herr climbing Stage Fright is a "Wow" image that comes to mind every time I walk past that wall. There never seems to be someone on it.
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Mar 9, 2008 - 09:37am PT
Old EBs, old climber, new harness, new caulk bag, tight top-rope, new picture = truth

“…a powerful twist of the shoulders” = internet magic

Older than Royal! ouch!!!

Buzz

PS: Kirk, Raquel, Sean…proof that there is hope and goodness in the real world outside of climbing.
72hw

Trad climber
Hollyweird, CA
Mar 9, 2008 - 02:13pm PT
Now I know that this will not be considered 'iconic' by many of the old gaurd, but with all due respect, many of my generation and those coming up now find this cover shot of Sharma to be exactly that.



I know, I know, not in the Valley, not prior to 1990... still, this pic inspired me to find out more about how this guy came to be hanging upside down on his fingers and a whole new world of heroes, people like Bridwell, Robbins, Tobin and Long to name only a few, was revealed because of it!
J. Werlin

climber
Cedaredge
Mar 9, 2008 - 02:34pm PT
That's the stuff Cosmic!!!

72h-something: no excuses, Sharmas in.
bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 9, 2008 - 02:51pm PT



J. Werlin

climber
Cedaredge
Mar 9, 2008 - 02:51pm PT
Tarbuster--

who is that traversing the Rippper? Bachar?
bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:00pm PT
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:14pm PT
No, that shot Tarbousier posted awhile back of the Ripper Traverse is John Long, replicating a classic shot of John Gill I think. In that one post the Tarbaby hit the two I had in mind, that Ripper shot and the one of Jardine on Separate Reality, which I think of as the definitive picture of that climb.

It's interesting that many of the iconic photos used to be magazine cover shots, but the modern mags cover up their photos with blurbs and copy, as if it was some version of People magazine, and the potential for iconic status vaporizes, it's just another advertising vehicle. When was the last time anyone cut up a climbing mag cover and framed it? The Sharma shot offered up by the new wave is great in the sense that the mag left a little dignity to the image.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 9, 2008 - 08:47pm PT
This photo of a chap topping out on the Walker Spur, Grand Jorasses, may not be iconic in the sense that we saw it a lot,
But to my mind, it is nonetheless quite iconic,
Because he's in that sweet spot way up there off the deck, completing a treacherous route:
He's cold, tired, exhilarated, and savoring those final edging moves.
And …he is STILL (and oh so) ALIVE, he has, save the descent, survived the climb:



From Gaston Rebuffat’s “The Mont Blanc Massif, The 100 Finest Routes”
J. Werlin

climber
Cedaredge
Mar 9, 2008 - 08:53pm PT
Nice one Tar.

I'm thinking of the great soloing shot of Bachar high on the corner pitch of Oz, the little triangle of snow at the base. Once upon a time, you couldn't go into a climbing shop without seeing one of those Boreal posters.

Anyone have that one?

From Climbing in North America:

Don Wilde, Fred and Pete Schoening


Dick Williams on Shockley's, the Gunks


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 9, 2008 - 09:33pm PT
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 9, 2008 - 11:10pm PT
Surely Leo Dickinson's Dream of White Horses qualifies as iconic.
How many people have climbed the route because of this photo?

Jay Wood

Trad climber
Fairfax, CA
Mar 10, 2008 - 10:15pm PT
le_bruce

climber
Oakland: what's not to love?
Mar 10, 2008 - 11:17pm PT



Who's got the pic of Yaniro's log-sized forearm in Joshua Tree?

Long pressing out a mantle with cigarette?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 10, 2008 - 11:25pm PT
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 11, 2008 - 12:33am PT
Hey Mimi,
You're on deck sweetheart:
Crack that Climbing #59 and scan us the Largo mantling with the ciggie...
Pretty please?
Domingo

Trad climber
El Portal, CA
Mar 11, 2008 - 06:37pm PT
scuffy b

climber
up the coast from Woodson
Mar 11, 2008 - 07:05pm PT
Can't anyone post up the shot of Amy in Midterm?
Gobie

Trad climber
Northern, Ca.
Mar 11, 2008 - 07:22pm PT
Maybe not iconic, but definetly an icon..

Galen, never without his camera.



RIP
Gobie

Trad climber
Northern, Ca.
Mar 11, 2008 - 07:32pm PT
Great pic of Beckey. Just talked to him last two weeks ago and he was skiing in Utah (said he hates the rain in Seattle...Go figure)
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 11, 2008 - 09:33pm PT
From "Royal Robbins, Spirit of the Age", by Pat Ament







bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 11, 2008 - 09:34pm PT

Tobin & Mike on Insomnia.


Bob Kamps on Fairview.


John Yablonski. Photo: Bullwinkle.


Peter bouldering on the Rostrum.


Michael highballin' in Josh.


john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2008 - 12:32am PT
Roy, that one with Liz and Royal is classic...

Bacher's are incredible, as usual.

Great pic's everyone. Lets see some more.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 12, 2008 - 12:13pm PT
From On Edge, the Life and Climbs of Henry Barber, Chip Lee

Hot Henry:




Berndt Arnold:




Devils Tower, Dresden:

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Mar 12, 2008 - 12:50pm PT
I love the one of Dream of White Horses! Does anyone have the pic of Henry Barber free-soloing the Dream?
maldaly

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 12, 2008 - 12:59pm PT
Can't believe no one's posted this one:



Thank you John for all you've done.
Mal
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Mar 12, 2008 - 03:02pm PT


Rusty Baillie FA Old Man of Hoy
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Mar 12, 2008 - 04:59pm PT
Speaking of...thanks for that great photo of Lynn on the Nose.
Also, of Kamps. look at that guy's arms!!

Keep rippin'
frodolf

climber
Sweden
Mar 13, 2008 - 12:51pm PT
Any pictures of Charlie Porter in action, anyone?
Skycutter

Big Wall climber
Hollywood, CA
Mar 13, 2008 - 02:43pm PT
Thanks Malcolm-- that picture of JB hiking the lamb is killer.

Very inspiring, as so many shots of John are. F*#KING BADASS.
Gene

climber
Mar 13, 2008 - 02:58pm PT


CP on the FA of the Shield.
bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 13, 2008 - 09:20pm PT
Gene,

Great shot of Porter...THE FA of the Shield. Damn.... The cracks above him aren't pinned out yet (weird thought, sorry).

Thanks for posting that one.


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 13, 2008 - 10:18pm PT
Never seen that particular Shield photo!

I think another real Iconic Shield shot is the color pic looking down at maybe Sutton, cleaning.
Gene

climber
Mar 13, 2008 - 10:24pm PT
That photo was lifted off the Taco beta page for the Shield.

GM
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 14, 2008 - 01:07pm PT
Hot Henry soloing...

The Strand:




Dream of White Horses:



photos from "On Edge, the Life and Climbs of Henry Barber", Chip Lee.
GOclimb

Trad climber
Boston, MA
Mar 14, 2008 - 01:42pm PT
Beth Rodden "Queen of Rock"



GO
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Mar 14, 2008 - 02:54pm PT
If there is anyone out there that does NOT own a copy of the George Meyers book, "Yosemite Climber" I suggest you drop your knitting and find one. It is a wonderful source for wintertime drooling. There are perhaps too many iconic images in there to post now, but here are a couple that just reek of Valley days gone by.

First, Dale Bard at the Rurp belay on Sea of Dreams (photo Diegleman.)


Next, the man, the myth, the legend... Werner wonderin' why it is he does walls. PO Wall.


For those wanting more Shield shots... This last page is lifted from Mountain 44. The pictures show Chuck Pratt during the third ascent and were taken by Steve Sutton.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 14, 2008 - 03:04pm PT
That Beth Rodden - cheeky!
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Mar 14, 2008 - 07:24pm PT
a truly Iconic image (it was in my head between decades of actual

viewing) From Scuffy B;






Anyone here, that calm & collected, at the lower crux of Midterm?



I'm also partial to the one the Colonel has (in his enclave) of me, cleaning the triple cracks.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 17, 2008 - 10:59am PT
Barto

climber
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 17, 2008 - 01:54pm PT
RE Bard on Bridwell's 4 Rurp belay:

Is that all there really was? Could they haul on that?!
Double D

climber
Mar 17, 2008 - 01:59pm PT
Barto: No, there was a 1.5" bolt and a 1" bolt (or rivit???) ...I broke the last drills that I had, the rock was super dense and the rurps were A-1. We didn't haul there but just climbed through.
Barto

climber
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 17, 2008 - 04:05pm PT
DD--

Interesting. This is still one of my favorite photographs of all time. That grin coveys the elation that I've felt when things get outrageous.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 17, 2008 - 09:55pm PT
The Naked Edge:




Vertigo:




Rosy Crucifixion:




All photos from: Climb!
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Mar 18, 2008 - 10:42am PT
These are good BUT the best photo EVER is Dave Diegelman grinding his teeth while try to get the clip on Seperate Reality!

I don't have a scanner. I remember stumbling into the local climbing shop and looking at the book section- There was a picture of Devils Tower and it blew me away to think that it could be climbed-Thirty plus years later I can still remember how amazed I was

In Vertical world of Yosemite there is a picture of El Cap with a little red dot showing some climbers-

From the Chouinard catalog Tobin Sorenson buckling his helmet on the Eiger

TarBuster thanks for the Birds shot on Naked Edge- is that from "Climb"

Great thread
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 18, 2008 - 10:58am PT
Beth on Meltdown



photo by Corey Rich

Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 18, 2008 - 11:44am PT
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 18, 2008 - 12:06pm PT
Now we're talkin.
Michael, how about posting the iconic photo of Yablonski on Wheat Thin for us?
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 18, 2008 - 03:43pm PT
Gotta get this one in before the thread sinks back into the quick sand...

ydpl8s

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Mar 18, 2008 - 03:50pm PT
What the heck are those shoes? (great pic) Almost look like cut-up EB's
scuffy b

climber
up the coast from Woodson
Mar 18, 2008 - 04:02pm PT
They're cut-up EBs.
bonin_in_the_boneyard

Trad climber
Up the 'Creek w/out a Prada
Mar 18, 2008 - 05:12pm PT
This thread made my day.
martygarrison

Trad climber
atlanta
Mar 18, 2008 - 05:14pm PT
Largo......how about those socks!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 19, 2008 - 01:56pm PT
The Kloberdanz Kid:

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 19, 2008 - 02:22pm PT
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Mar 19, 2008 - 02:24pm PT
Breashears!! I remember standing at the bottom of Mickey Mouse Wall looking up at Krystal Klyr and Perilous Journey. Man!, I could not even get my head around what it would take to lead those!
frodolf

climber
Sweden
Mar 22, 2008 - 07:03pm PT


Seb Greive on "Meshuga", E9.
GDavis

Trad climber
SoCal
Mar 22, 2008 - 07:27pm PT
khanom

Trad climber
in between
Mar 22, 2008 - 08:31pm PT
awesome-r every day
Double D

climber
Mar 22, 2008 - 08:34pm PT
GDavis: Love that Yabo shot...that's so...Yabo!
bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 22, 2008 - 10:51pm PT
Gill on the Fatted Calf double...


Suzuki on Grand Illusion...


Kauk on Kauk's Corner...


Wellman on the Nose...


Edit: Wellman's way bigger than that.... it's just a small image of a big man.
khanom

Trad climber
in between
Mar 23, 2008 - 01:40am PT
Stay on front page bump
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Mar 23, 2008 - 02:01am PT
Every single photo in Yosemite Climber book.


talk about a thread killer post.


in particular the Quicksilver pics, Camp 4 pic, and Bircheff-W dihedral, fired my imagination on many occasion.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 23, 2008 - 04:34am PT
Can someone please post more photos so we can get to the next page...? I'm tired of seeing Beth each time I load the thread! Time for change!

I'll get things going...

This image is iconic to me, for during the time this was going down, I was living in the valley and shared a camp with Alex and Thomas for a few months. Good times and a badass send, for sure!!!

Alex and Thomas on Zodiac
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 23, 2008 - 12:45pm PT
perhaps this is helping you get past it Nef, but what have you got against Beth? I have no problem seeing that photo (even though this post might push it off the top post in the next 20)...

...I'm happy that some of the development in the Valley is being reported at all. One could get the impression that it is a museum of old climbs instead of an active climbing area... with route development happening on very public cliffs. Just got a bunch of topos from Eric Gable on stuff he has been doing, with some help from his friends (I'm learning how to be a superior subman). On three pages I have 16 new routes from 5.7 to 5.10d... most of these have been submitted for inclusion in the next edition guide book, but right now who knows if and when that will ever be issued. A month ago we started up a line right in the middle of Reed's Pinnacle area. It was sweet to have the "peanut gallery" down at the turnout puzzling through their guidebooks trying to find the stellar 5.8 line we were on. Eric finished it up with Ian, and I think that Clint has actually done it. Eric and I and Brent had completed a 9 pitch climb on Reed's which goes at something like 5.10c and is a great climb. Few will learn about it, fewer will climb it.

The Valley is seeing a great deal of route development throughout the grade range. I'm glad that people like Beth are interested and active. Climbing's article by Doug Robinson on Sean Jones was yet another indication of what is happening. These reports are only the very minor tip of the iceberg...

It's happening out there, I don't regret any reportage of it... there are some truly great climbs, classics, that few people know about.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Mar 23, 2008 - 03:55pm PT
Here are a couple that are an interesting view of "then and now"...

Both inspiring in their own right.

1972 on the Nose. Tony Lampert getting ready for the pitch above camp 6 (Ruedi Hombrger.)



Then we have Mr. Shipoopi with a slightly smaller rack on the 7th pitch of Excalibur. This is from Arce's book, "Defying Gravity." (NOTE:Hard to decipher the image's author, but I believe credit goes to Galen Rowell.)
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Mar 23, 2008 - 05:46pm PT
Is there any photo of the Bird that is NOT iconic? Photo Edgar Boyles.

Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Mar 23, 2008 - 05:49pm PT
And finally, well... for now, this always made me want to get out there and something, anything.

Dennis Hennek topping out on the NA Wall. Photo by Robbins.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Mar 23, 2008 - 08:54pm PT
"but what have you got against Beth?"

I think what Beth did is amazing, Ed!!! Fo' shizzle. And all of the new development in the valley is amazing. I've been amazed at some of the stuff I've seen/photo'd going up and have helped put up myself, recently. Simply amazed that it was SO close to other things, such as parking lots and highly developed areas. Just goes to show how much potential is still out there.

Seriously, it's a personal thing. You ever have someone who's laugh just bugs the f*#k out of you? You think they're plenty nice, and you feel bad cause their laugh, of all things, is like fingernails grating on a chalkboard to you. Well, some things about Beth are like that for me. Other than that, she's nice and pleasant, climbs super hard, etc. =)

Carry on.
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 23, 2008 - 09:31pm PT
Charlie Fowler
photo by Alex Lowe




the one & only Alex Lowe, Annapurna III



photo Conrad Anker


Anyone have the shot of the Vulgarians rolling around in the mud naked in the Tetons?
Fletcher

Trad climber
Varied locales along the time and space continuum
Mar 24, 2008 - 02:25am PT
The Charlie Fowler photo is awesome... right in the maw of it all! And Alex Lowe... well that is so Alex Lowe.

Thanks to all for making this another "best ever" taco thread. I'm enjoying it immensely.

Fletch
jewedlaw

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Mar 24, 2008 - 03:16am PT
Where does that Charlie photo come from? What's the story of the "fall"?
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 24, 2008 - 10:24am PT
From Climbing #139
by Michael Benge



SteveW

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Mar 24, 2008 - 04:33pm PT
That picture of Charlie was a Patagonia ad I think, too.
Something like Charlie climbing in 'full conditions'
And I guess that wasn't his biggest fall either. I'd read he
took a 4000 footer over in the Himalaya at one point too.
SteveW

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Mar 24, 2008 - 05:22pm PT

JSTAN on Foops!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 24, 2008 - 08:44pm PT
John Bragg in the Gunks:

WBraun

climber
Mar 24, 2008 - 09:13pm PT
Looks like Jstan is free soloing FOOPS, while holding the coiled rope in his hand, all while his friends below look on in awe.

Whoa man, you da man jstan ....
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 24, 2008 - 09:52pm PT
jstan, whatever happens at the 08 FaceLift it would be nice to get out on a route with you...
GDavis

Trad climber
SoCal
Mar 24, 2008 - 10:03pm PT
What is that photo of, i think eldo, black and white... guy leading some heinous crack and you see the haul line go plumb down to the belay... I think early 70s... meh.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 25, 2008 - 01:10am PT
I think you're talking about Roger Briggs on the Diving Board in Eldorado Canyon.

You'll find that up thread.
john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2008 - 01:37am PT


here is one more to get it to 200..



Fletcher

Trad climber
Varied locales along the time and space continuum
Mar 25, 2008 - 02:58pm PT
Was that Half Dome team representing the Sharks or the Jets????

Classic!

Fletch
jstan

climber
Mar 25, 2008 - 02:59pm PT
I don't know how ST manages to keep generating these mind blowing threads, but it does. Looking at all the youngsters pictured here I asked myself if I had it to do over again would I change anything. No.

Last year at Facelift I thought briefly about going nostalgic and touching the rock. But then I got involved doing the hardest route I have ever done. Rt.120. Was a great party on that one. Ed, Crimpie, Eric, Jingy, and many others. Maybe this year.
L

climber
You can't get there from here
Mar 25, 2008 - 03:18pm PT
Warren Harding in loafers and cuffed jeans.

I mean...what's wrong with that picture???
SteveW

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Mar 25, 2008 - 03:21pm PT
L Are those loafers, or boat shoes?????

Look at the white soles!
L

climber
You can't get there from here
Mar 25, 2008 - 03:32pm PT
Booooooooooaaaaaaaaaaattttt shoes! Oh yes, that's so much easier to believe....
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 25, 2008 - 04:36pm PT
Fletcher wrote:
"Was that Half Dome team representing the Sharks or the Jets????"

Here, perhaps I can assist your decision:





Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 25, 2008 - 04:40pm PT
These boys look pretty formidable too:

rick d

Social climber
tucson, az
Mar 25, 2008 - 04:48pm PT
Buhl looks pretty big for an infant.

he was born in 1924.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 25, 2008 - 04:59pm PT
Yes I was wondering that myself.
That's from an article on Albert Ellingwood, from Climbing number 70; I didn't see any mention of Buhl in it, so I'm thinking that's a Coloradan or American of the same name.
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 26, 2008 - 04:44am PT
And Albert Ellingwood is looking like an ancestor to the Huber Bros...

I am searching the net in vain for the barechested Comici photo (have to scan it when I get back home). For now I have these:

Emilio Comici, 1901-1940:




Michael
bachar

Gym climber
Mammoth Lakes, CA
Mar 26, 2008 - 09:59am PT
Comici...wow

Nice pics. Dude had some style too. Check them shooz! and pants!
Gene

climber
Mar 26, 2008 - 10:27am PT
Emilio Comici film.

http://www.videopoli.com/youtube/Emilio-comici__6u69RdfqytM.html

Enjoy.
SteveW

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Mar 26, 2008 - 10:37am PT
Tar
I know it's not the Hermann Buhl of
Nanga Parbat fame. No relation to him either.
I can't remember where I read it, but if I find
it I'll put it in the link.
WanderlustMD

Trad climber
Lanham MD
Mar 26, 2008 - 10:42am PT
Those are great shots of Comici. Talk about getting the rope behind your leg!
Those guys were heroes.
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 26, 2008 - 05:55pm PT
Gene,

Great Comici film!
I like the comment after running out a pitch:

"The most important thing in climbing is the mutual security...!"

I am not sure, though, that his dynamic footwork would earn him style points today.

Michael
SteveW

Trad climber
Denver, CO
Mar 26, 2008 - 06:33pm PT
Tar
This article was in the current issue of the Trail & Timberline, from the Colorado Mountain Club

G_Gnome

Trad climber
In the mountains... somewhere...
Mar 26, 2008 - 07:52pm PT
Wow! Thanks for the Comici stuff Michael. He sure had style and grace. Looked like a little dude. Too bad he died at such a young age.
scuffy b

climber
up the coast from Woodson
Mar 26, 2008 - 08:09pm PT
some interesting belaying there, to someone who often uses a hip
belay without anchor.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 26, 2008 - 10:44pm PT
Nice detective work on that Herman Buhl stuff there Steve.

Michael! Those Comici images are top-notch and very iconic to be sure. Super fun.
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Mar 27, 2008 - 10:39am PT
Looking at that photo of the guy in the white sox, converse style shoes, with the rope secured to the waist...

How did climbing become the great fun it is today on the shoulders of that for safty?

Great photos... Keep 'em comin!

Did I hear Facelift?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Sep 20, 2008 - 05:47pm PT
Chris Jones and Joe Faint retreating from Hetch Hetchy, Galen Rowell photo



Nancy Feagin sending 5.11 on Half Dome, Galen Rowell photo

Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 15, 2009 - 01:52am PT
Arne Næss, iconic Norwegian climber and thinker described above, died Tuesday at the age of 96.
He was the uncle of Arne Næss, the shippingman, Everestclimber and former husband of Diana Ross.

1930, Oslo


2008, Oslo


Michael
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Jan 15, 2009 - 02:42am PT
Takk Michael, plus didn't he do the first route on the Troll Wall-the ridge to the left?
Michael Hjorth

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan 15, 2009 - 03:18am PT
Hi Reilly,

No.
Trollryggen was climbed in 1958 by the almost-as-iconic Arne Randers Heen (53) and Ralf Høibakk (21).

I fail to remember any specific rockclimbs pioneered by Næss. But the two first ascents on Tirish Mir in Hindu Kush stand out.

Troll Wall with Trollryggen (72 piches!) on the left.


This summer Trollryggen was reclimbed by first ascentionist Ralf Høibakk at the age of 71, a 50y anniversary, together with Odd Eliassen and Stein P. Aasheim:

Høibakk (left) and Eliassen
Photo: Stein P. Aasheim
MisterE

Trad climber
Raising Arizona
Jan 15, 2009 - 03:34am PT
Nice bump.

The perfect place for Steve and his Lucky Goes To the Creamery ascent:

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Jan 15, 2009 - 03:35am PT
Thanks, Michael!

I see Odd still likes purple.
richross

Trad climber
gunks,ny
Jan 15, 2009 - 11:13am PT
Yvon Chouinard,Elliot glacier,Mt. Hood.
goatboy smellz

climber
dirty south
Jan 15, 2009 - 11:32am PT


From The Stettner Way-The Life and Climbs of Joe & Paul Stettner

sac

Trad climber
spuzzum
Jan 15, 2009 - 12:39pm PT
Good thread!
I think one that belongs is shot of P. Croft. on ffa of "The Shadow"
Squamish.
Anyone?
richross

Trad climber
gunks,ny
Jan 15, 2009 - 07:31pm PT
Henry Barber on first ascent of True Grip,Gunks.
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
Jan 16, 2009 - 03:47pm PT
Hell Yeah, great shots!


Thor
Buju

Big Wall climber
the range of light
May 3, 2010 - 11:27am PT
bump to get rid of ptcjf001
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 20, 2010 - 02:45am PT
duncan

climber
London, UK
Nov 21, 2011 - 04:48pm PT
One of my favourite threads


Don


Joe
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 21, 2011 - 06:13pm PT
Emilio Comici
Emilio Comici

Hermann Buhl
Hermann Buhl

Riccardo Cassin
Riccardo Cassin

Gaston Rebuffat
Gaston Rebuffat

Anderl Heckmair
Anderl Heckmair

Walter Bonatti
Walter Bonatti
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 21, 2011 - 06:23pm PT
Catherine Destivelle
Catherine Destivelle

Lynn Hill
Lynn Hill

Patrick Edlinger
Patrick Edlinger
Hankster

Social climber
Boulder
Nov 21, 2011 - 06:27pm PT
Remember this sexy freak, Carlos Garcia? He appeared I think out of nowhere in spandex and a headband(like a Spanish Patrick Edlinger)soling this 1,000' cobble wall in Riglos. It was along time ago and it always stuck with me. Best foto I could find.
Credit: some Euro
ß Î Ø T Ç H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Nov 21, 2011 - 06:52pm PT
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 21, 2011 - 07:01pm PT


go-B

climber
Habakkuk 3:19 Sozo
Nov 21, 2011 - 07:06pm PT
1977 Doug Scott, crawling down the Ogre with two broken ankles!
photo not found
Missing photo ID#226174
photo not found
Missing photo ID#226175
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Nov 21, 2011 - 07:18pm PT


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 21, 2011 - 07:27pm PT
Riccardo Cassin's 100th birthday - Cassin, Bonatti, Messner etc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=s3To5DpELt8
hooblie

climber
from where the anecdotes roam
Nov 21, 2011 - 08:07pm PT
though it is not my photo, it is my privledge ...
Credit: phillippe fragnol
to nominate this image as iconic, at minimum
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 21, 2011 - 08:16pm PT
Then let's add a couple of pictures more.


Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 21, 2011 - 08:20pm PT
And the one more.

Gaston Rebuffat
Gaston Rebuffat
john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 22, 2011 - 12:13am PT
I had forgotten about this thread,, pretty fun.

lots of good stuff here.

It is interesting in the picture above Rube seems to be hanging from the middle biner with the rope around his waist. I guess this was how it was done back in the day...

he seems to be bypassing every other placment.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 22, 2011 - 05:12pm PT
Paul Preuss
Paul Preuss

Angelo Dibona
Angelo Dibona
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 22, 2011 - 05:19pm PT
Alain Robert, Golden Gate
Alain Robert, Golden Gate
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Nov 22, 2011 - 05:29pm PT









tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Nov 22, 2011 - 05:44pm PT




Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 22, 2011 - 05:49pm PT
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Missing photo ID#182905

BAM!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 24, 2011 - 02:38pm PT
Climbing icons

Wanda Rutkiewicz
Wanda Rutkiewicz

Jerzy Kukuczka
Jerzy Kukuczka

Krzyszof Wielicki
Krzyszof Wielicki

Wojciech Kurtyka
Wojciech Kurtyka

Freedom climbers - just sayin!

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Nov 27, 2011 - 07:32am PT
Comici climbing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6u69RdfqytM

Gaston Rebuffat
 Entre terre et ciel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2_lhkJWiEGc
 Les Horizons Gagnés - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=zlNQ1Tv8JI0
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
May 14, 2012 - 04:42pm PT

That right hand has a thank god ledge grip to it.
Crump

Social climber
Lakewood, CO
May 14, 2012 - 06:52pm PT
Seeing Mimi's photo of Hugh Herr reminded me that I had these three photos. Here is Hugh on Hueco Crank, with his "extendo-Legs"... With these he was like 8 feet tall!!!

Hugh on Hueco Crank
Hugh on Hueco Crank
Credit: Crump
Hugh Herr on Hueco Crank
Hugh Herr on Hueco Crank
Credit: Crump
Big Stem!
Big Stem!
Credit: Crump

I think Fred Becky wins the Internets!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 15, 2012 - 12:20am PT
From the first guidebook I ever peered into


Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 15, 2012 - 08:12pm PT
Crump- Those shots of Hugh The Mechanical Boy are killer!
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
May 16, 2012 - 01:46am PT
kracken! welcome to the taco!!!
redrocker

climber
NV
May 16, 2012 - 02:55am PT
Richard Harrison
Credit: Largo
Hannes

climber
May 16, 2012 - 07:23am PT
Johnny Dawes on Indian Face

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland-GulfBreeze
May 16, 2012 - 08:52am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
merced, california
May 16, 2012 - 07:58pm PT
"Icon doit, Icon doit, Icon doit, Icon doit. Here goes nothing."

--The doltster's thought process as he moved on Traitor Horn.

Eddie:
A similar Dolt Mfg. Co. poster with a Traitor Horn shot featuring the Man Himself was posted in the Mtn. Shop in 1971, but it did not help in moving a lot of Dolt hardware, unfortunately. I believe Bill had on a ball cap of weird shape in the photo. Bill's ball cap bill was looong. Not extendo-leg long, but close. It put Da Brim in the shade!



Marlow: nice shot on the GGB. Not very good bridging technique. Shoulda got Hugh in on the action.
I got to the summit of the South Tower in the '70s, but via the elevator. It was a free ascent, though--no guiding fees.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
The Dolt in a calm moment of concentration at Stoney Point.
The Dolt in a calm moment of concentration at Stoney Point.
Credit: Bob Kamps
LilaBiene showed me the print of this shot Mrs. K had sent to her.

This is one she liked especially well.
Thx, Hossjulia.

Is this a Glen Denny photo?
fsck

climber
Oct 6, 2012 - 03:04pm PT

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
Tenzing.
Tenzing.
Credit: Edmund Hillary
http://retropopplanet.com/2009/10/02/conquering-everest/

Coming up on SIXTY YEARS.

What's the yearly avg. of chops up to, Sled-Head?

I'm guessing 3-4?
http://nationalpostnews.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/fo0526_everest.pdf
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Oct 6, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
those pictures of Werner, especially of Astroman, are iconic; and as someone else said on another thread, but a damn piece in Werner.
lol

we need more threads like this
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 6, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
"More iconic than iconic photos"

Iconic, iconicer, iconicest?

Iconincest, certainly.

"Ho-man, the off width was so wet the mosquitos were drowning.  I had ...
"Ho-man, the off width was so wet the mosquitos were drowning. I had to d#@&%e my box to get dry."
Credit: Spill D. Bienes
Telling it like it was in the Legs.
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside (of the Tetons)
Oct 8, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
Thanks to me? What do I have to do with it? I do have that scanned on my 'puter, but I thought I grabbed it off of here. No idea who took it.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:12am PT
fsck

climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:30am PT

gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Oct 9, 2012 - 02:52am PT
this thread is incredible!

Credit: gonzo chemist
photo credit: John Bachar
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 9, 2012 - 04:38am PT
Rowell shot by Robinson shot by Hennek.  Half Dome.
Rowell shot by Robinson shot by Hennek. Half Dome.
Credit: Hennek tried to sneak this one in to the NGeo.
This might have been the first photo of a naked Caucasian male to appear in the pages of National Geopornographic, but did not make the cut in the final edit...http://sustainableplay.com/running-talus-profile-of-doug-robinson-climbing-magazine/
10b4me

Ice climber
dingy room at the Happy boulders hotel
Oct 9, 2012 - 11:12am PT
Gonzo, that one is in the top ten
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Dec 17, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
Credit: doric dihedral
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Dec 17, 2013 - 04:55pm PT

Dano,, Atlantis -onsight solo- with two broken ribs.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 17, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
Steve Bancroft climbing Strapadictomy at Froggatt
Steve Bancroft climbing Strapadictomy at Froggatt
Credit: Bernard Newman
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Dec 17, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
Hermann Buhl - Summit photo - Nanga Parbat 03.07.1953 at 19 O'Clock
Hermann Buhl - Summit photo - Nanga Parbat 03.07.1953 at 19 O'Clock
BigBadWolfie

Trad climber
Durham, NC
Sep 30, 2014 - 09:10am PT
does anyone know what photographers took some of these iconic photos, if they're still alive, and where I might track them down? Looking to do an exhibit and auction to raise funds for Carolina Climbers Coalition's 20th anniversary. Please reply to wolsrh@yahoo.com.
Thanks!
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
Sep 30, 2014 - 07:03pm PT
</;+D
</;+D
Credit: Gnome Ofthe Diabase
Avery

climber
NZ
Sep 30, 2014 - 08:14pm PT
Tobin Sorenson on the Eiger Direct, October 1977.

Credit: Alex MacIntyre
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Sep 30, 2014 - 10:01pm PT
not my photo
not my photo
Credit: yanqui

iconic but not my photo
iconic but not my photo
Credit: yanqui
nah000

climber
canuckistan
Sep 30, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
mouse from merced: that is an epic photo. to think natgeo probably picked some posed shot when they could have gone with a photo that actually documented real life of that era... and what a simian to catch a shot of in the wild... hahaha.

in general what a great thread... i'd never seen it before.



here is prob one of the more famous canadian shots:

cheesmond on north twin
cheesmond on north twin
Credit: barry blanchard



and i bet we could have a thread devoted to just lynn hill's iconic climbing photos...

lynn hill not sure where...
lynn hill not sure where...
Credit: dunknow

lynn hill, the nose, changing corners
lynn hill, the nose, changing corners
Credit: dunknow


and finally climbing's answer to clint eastwood:

"You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya...
"You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" [layton kor]
Credit: dunknow
Avery

climber
NZ
Sep 30, 2014 - 10:54pm PT
The one and only Bill Denz.

Credit: Colin Monteath


Hey naa000, that pic of Cheesmond is a classic!
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Oct 1, 2014 - 05:05pm PT
BigBadWolfie

Trad climber
Durham, NC

Sep 30, 2014 - 09:10am PT
does anyone know what photographers took some of these iconic photos, if they're still alive, and where I might track them down? Looking to do an exhibit and auction to raise funds for Carolina Climbers Coalition's 20th anniversary. Please reply to wolsrh@yahoo.com.
Thanks!

Most of the photographers are credited in these posts or the book, which the photos were lifted, was listed. If they are not credited you could either PM the poster that posted the photo or do a reverse image search via google to track down the photographer. Or just ask here which photo you want to use and someone will probably answer your questions.
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