The South Face of Mount Watkins revisited

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Captain...or Skully

climber
Idaho.
Mar 29, 2011 - 09:07pm PT
No doubt.
Love that story. Badass.
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Mar 29, 2011 - 09:42pm PT
One of my favs. So was Chuck.

JL
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 29, 2011 - 10:24pm PT
One of my favs. So was Chuck.


Me, too. I remember checking out the AAJ from the Doe Library and reading this article with my roommates. We lost a great writer and a great man.

John
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 29, 2011 - 11:55pm PT
tinker b

climber
the commonwealth
Mar 30, 2011 - 05:38am PT
tfpu, tfb...thanks for bumping...
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Mar 30, 2011 - 05:50am PT
I agree with many of the above comments.
One of my all time favorite climbing stories.
Pratt was the spiritual leader of the end of the 60's.
This tale set the standard of what it took to be a Yosemite "hardman."
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 30, 2011 - 08:59am PT
It's been a goodly while since I last read this but it hasn't lost its
power. A beautiful piece of writing. Those were hard men with soul.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
Mar 30, 2011 - 12:11pm PT
Long Live Pratt
LongAgo

Trad climber
Mar 30, 2011 - 12:34pm PT
He lives in my memory as a humble, kind soul who stood apart in his pure love of climbing distinct from his place in the rankings and feat counts of the day.

Here is another of his stellar pieces, View from Dead Horse Point and comments from a 2005 supertopo thread:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=109581

Tom Higgins
LongAgo
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