Kor, Ingalls and Hurley and the FA of The Titan

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Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 24, 2008 - 06:22am PT


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 24, 2008 - 06:35am PT


TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho-dee-do-dah-day
Nov 24, 2008 - 06:45am PT
How come nobody any more wears those bitchin' hats like Kor wore?
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nov 24, 2008 - 06:47am PT
The skull image in that last photo is pretty cool! From some angles, it looks like Kor is wearing one of those Christmas poinsettia flower pots on his head.
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Nov 24, 2008 - 09:00am PT
This is one of the best threads in a long while. Thanks Ed. And thanks Chiloe for posting up the original NatGeo artical. I remember that article from my impressionable youthdumb. A towering accomplishment.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 24, 2008 - 09:10am PT
Philo, glad ya liked it. This article impressed me way before I knew how to climb.
Still got a few pages to go. Classic summit shots of the team:



Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 24, 2008 - 09:11am PT


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Nov 24, 2008 - 09:15am PT
Note, in the caption on page 720, that famous tower is called Castle Rock, not
"Castleton" as climbers have misnamed it. Castleton was the name of a town, which
was named after Castle Rock.

(Department of Lost Causes)
http://pubpages.unh.edu/~lch/climb_01.htm
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Where are YOU from?
Nov 30, 2008 - 01:27pm PT
The Titan!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Any Rock with a skull is the Groovinest, in my book.
Gracias, Chiloe!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 30, 2008 - 01:52pm PT
One of the most hilarious stories from the recent Kor slideshow had to due with waiting around for Barry to show up for the summit flyby photos. After waiting around for a long while on the summit, Kor and company decided to descend assuming that something had gone wrong with Barry's arrangements. Not long after pulling the first rappel, the drone of an aircraft began to be heard. Soon, a rather animated camera man hung out of the airplane door and began pointing upwards repeatedly. It was Barry, of course, trying to get the FA party to repeat the last pitch so that he could get the shot. An exchange via a variety of novel hand gestures ensued but failed to move the team any higher so down they went!
reddirt

climber
Mar 7, 2010 - 06:59am PT
bump b/c the Taco needs it right now.

And don't forget to keep Layton Kor in you mind & help if you can.
http://supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1024441&tn=0&mr=0

http://laytonkorclimbing.com/
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 7, 2010 - 07:58am PT
It's cool when forgotten threads like this come around again and I can read them a second or third time.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Mar 7, 2010 - 07:59am PT
The hats were a special"touch," added just for National Geographic. They were Layton's idea. They were supposedly "Tirolean mountaneers hats." In the late 1960s, everyone was emulating Herman Buhl. Yeah, I was too. The Austrian and Italian rock climbing heroes were the real "rock stars." Hurley didn't wear one--only Layton and Huntley did.
Pate

Trad climber
Mar 7, 2010 - 08:11am PT
nice bump reddirt
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Mar 7, 2010 - 09:21am PT
In the late 1960s, everyone was emulating Herman Buhl. Yeah, I was too.

I never knew that explained the hats! By the time my friends & I hit the Titan in '71, we had wool balaclavas more like Dougal Haston.
reddirt

climber
PNW
Jul 31, 2011 - 10:07am PT
bump again
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Jul 31, 2011 - 10:13am PT
Hoipoloi, those hats were all the rage after that Nat Geo article. They were called "Crusher" hats because you could crush them and stuff them in a pocket. They were felted wool and pretty cool.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Feb 14, 2014 - 01:05pm PT
They were called "Crusher" hats

Really? Hahahaha!

Layton and Huntley told me they actually worked real well on the Titan, kept the dust out of their eyes.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 14, 2014 - 01:23pm PT
Whoah, cool to see this old thread on the front page again briefly. Brings back the old sense of ST as an archive for stories, some never written before.

Are there new ST threads still making archives, or is it like Tarbuster suggested a while back -- folks used up all their old slides and stories?
nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 14, 2014 - 01:24pm PT
depends on what you mean by "old" ;)
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