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goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 7, 2008 - 07:52pm PT
Becky & Bjornstad



Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 7, 2008 - 07:52pm PT
WBraun

climber
Mar 7, 2008 - 07:53pm 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 - 08:00pm 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 - 08:02pm PT
from the Vermin.


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 7, 2008 - 08:10pm 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 - 08:11pm 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 - 08:15pm PT


hlehmann

Trad climber
San Fernando Valley
Mar 7, 2008 - 08:30pm 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 - 08:30pm 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 - 08:31pm 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 - 08:37pm PT
Larry on Rosy...

john hansen

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2008 - 08:38pm PT




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

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 7, 2008 - 08:46pm PT
Useta be young ... cool, Greg.
Walleye

climber
Under the dwarf maples near The Same Mansion
Mar 7, 2008 - 08:53pm 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 7, 2008 - 09:15pm 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 7, 2008 - 11:05pm PT
That one pretty much sums it up MH!
hossjulia

Trad climber
Eastside
Mar 7, 2008 - 11:55pm 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 - 12:21am 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 - 07:15am 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 Nęss


I took a picture of Arne Nęss 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
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