To Be Brave - Royal Robbins Autobiography

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briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Feb 1, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
:)

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Meeting Royal Robbins
Meeting Royal Robbins
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Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Feb 1, 2013 - 05:48pm PT

signed copies of books by their authors is way bithcin'


so jealous,
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Feb 1, 2013 - 08:49pm PT
First, I fully acknowledge Royal's climbing accomplishments, his positive influence on our ethics, his excellent writing that has appeared in many climbing magazines and journals, and his positive influence on younger generations of youth, whether they came into climbing or not.

Second, I really appreciate the effort it takes to write the memoirs that Royal is writing, and I feel honored to have read all three volumes that have come out so far. Thank you, Royal (and Liz), for your efforts and for getting them into print.

Third, I'd like to invite all who are interested in Royal's life and in the climbs and other climbers of that era to read Joe Fitschen's autobiography, "Going Up." He writes nearly as much about Royal as he does about himself, and the reader gets deep insights into the minds and hearts of both of these guys during their formative years in L.A. and through the years that they were in the army and afterward. Excellent reading! Thank you, Joe.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 16, 2017 - 08:36pm PT
much respect bump
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 25, 2017 - 05:46pm PT
Another bump for an old friend.

Don't know how I missed this thread back in 2009, but in reading his To Be Brave I found on pages 85 through 87 that Royal and I both went to Vine Street Elementary school in Hollywood and lived within 8 blocks of each other. We went to the same "all western" movie house, the Hitching Post.

I'm two years older than Royal and I moved to a different school district after the second grade in 1939. Royal didn't start kindergarten until 1940.

Royal's first trip to Tahquitz was in the summer of 1951. When I told him that I first climbed Tahquitz Rock in the spring of the same year, he didn't believe me. I was not a rock climber in 1951. I explained that I was up in Idyllwild with a friend to find my sister's high school girl's club cabin. My friend and I spotted this wondrous hunk of rock and could not resist the temptation to climb it. In Levis and tennis shoes we slogged through a foot of snow to the base of the rock and realizing it was too steep to climb we worked our way around to the south and eventually to the notch where it was possible to walk to the summit. Okay, he could accept that.

Small world!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Mar 25, 2017 - 08:05pm PT
Darn, Lauria that old brain of yours still works!
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 26, 2017 - 12:26am PT
Joe,

I'm into Captain Cook's 3rd voyage
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2017 - 10:04am PT
Anything about Cook is interesting - a stout fellow.

"I was up in Idyllwild with a friend to find my sister's high school girl's club cabin." And...?
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 26, 2017 - 02:57pm PT
We found it.
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