(TR) I Love the Desert


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Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)

Social climber
Dec 4, 2009 - 09:06pm PT
Joe, just saw this:

//Cool Erik - will do.
Thanks for the great shot emac. Awesome again to meet you guys and thanks again for sharing the raps with us :)
"Looks like a great trip, can anyone help me out here, I am flying into Utah in October, To cover the areas in this trip what are the best guidebooks to look for, Can't wait it just looks fantastic, not much desert in Ireland"
Of course you've got to get SuperTopo Southwest Desert Towers Select - it's a great place to start your adventure. After you run through all those, I really like Selected Climbs in the Desert Southwest by Cameron Burns (of course Cam might have something to say about that :) Then of course Eric Bjornstad's series of desert guides is the ultimate resource - Rock Climbs in the National Parks and the original Desert Rock (out of print) are great for these areas.//

Yeah, I might. Get the other books, not mine. Too many mistakes!

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 27, 2010 - 03:02pm PT
Very very excellent TR.

Well worth a trip to the front page for our now departed amigo.

Thanks for the ride Joe, make sure the anchors are good on the other side.
dirt claud

Sport climber
san diego,ca
Oct 27, 2010 - 03:22pm PT
Thanks for bringing this thread to the front Survival.
Lets those of us who didn't know Joe, get a better idea of who he was. Really cool TR.

Trad climber
Lake Tahoe
Oct 27, 2010 - 04:20pm PT
This is so awesome, I've saved it
to my BEST OF file! Hope to follow in
your wake, sometime soon, Joe, thanks for the

RIP, Hardman.

Trad climber
Mountain View
Oct 27, 2010 - 05:53pm PT
Great TR and Photos.

Rest In Peace Joe



El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
May 11, 2011 - 11:12pm PT
Needed this again bump.

Oct 26, 2011 - 10:58pm PT
Been a year since Joe died punching through a cornice in Tibet. Wow. Vios con dios...

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 16, 2013 - 11:47am PT

California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 16, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
“He was a nice guy, a good climber. He was a friend to a lot of people,” said Eric Simonson, co-director of International Mountain Guides.

This was SUCH a bummer to read today. Joe posted some of the best TRs on the Taco, and seemed like such a cool guy.

Vaya con dios, amazing one.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 16, 2013 - 01:11pm PT
As a tribute to Joe, we should continue to bump this amazing TR with desert photos as well.

Still one of my faves, because it was a great evening with Lepton in one of my favorite places.
New Mexico Desert.

4 Corners Area
Apr 26, 2015 - 09:22pm PT

Just livin' the dream on the California coast
May 24, 2018 - 04:06pm PT
Joe and the Desert bump

Unbelievable photos

This should be under the TR tab...
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
May 25, 2018 - 06:28am PT
Awesome, thanks for sharing!!!
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