New Acquisition, Warren Harding Photos

We just received Warren Harding's photo collection. Here are some of his photos.

Looking pretty wet and miserable on the South Face of Half Dome.

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On the summit after the Wall of the Early Morning Light.

Warren's girlfriend Beryl Knauth (Beasto) and Warren's mother watching his progress on the Wall of the Early Morning Light.

Roger Derryberry clowning around.

Summit of the Nose. 1958

Warren peeking out of his Bat Tent during the South Face of Half Dome.

South Face of Half Dome.

Looking up the South Face of Half Dome.

Galen Rowell. South Face of Half Dome.

South Face of Half Dome.

Galen Rowell.

Wayne Merry, Rich Calderwood, and Warren Harding at the start of the fixed ropes during the first ascent of the Nose of El Capitan.

Firefall Face?

A young Warren Harding on the summit of Lower Cathedral Spire with Higher Spire in the background.

 

South Face of Half Dome.

South Face of Half Dome.

During the Wall of the Early Morning Light.

Wall of the Early Morning Light.

Interview being conducted on top of El Capitan during the Wall of the Early Morning Light.

Caldwell during the Wall of the Early Morning Light.

Harding during the Wall of the Early Morning Light.

Spectator in El Cap Meadow.

Being greeted by sweethearts after summiting on the Wall of the Early Morning Light. El Capitan.

South Face of Half Dome.

This was found in one of Warren's slide show carousels. Classic shot.

Warren Harding.

Warren on the Northwest Face of Half Dome.

Warren admiring the Spirit of America. Warren raced cars on an amateur level earlier in his life and always had a love for fast cars. He owned several Corvettes himself.

Believed to be on Lost Arrow Direct.

Photo shoot of Warren and Roger Derryberry.

 Warren in his Bat Tent. This was the first single suspension point hammock.

Batso the admiral? No, it is actually Basil, Beryl Knauth's father wearing Warren's sunglasses. The two look very much alike. Beryl aka "Beasto" was Warren's longtime girlfriend. They would go sailing with her father occasionally.

Batso and Beasto on Beryl's father's boat. this photograph was used in Warren's book Downward Bound.

Rivet ladder on the Wall of the Early Morning Light.

On Kolana Rock in Hetch Hetchy.

Wino Tower. The main sponsor for the Wall of the Early Morning Light was Christian Brothers.

Summit party on top of the Wall of the Early Morning Light, El Capitan.

 

 Warren's girlfriend Beryl Knauth aka Beasto.

 The Dolt Cart. It was used for hauling on the lower part of the Nose of El Capitan during the first ascent.

Using a capstan to haul up the Dolt Cart during the first ascent of the Nose.

 

Warren Harding prusiking his fixed lines during the first ascent of the Nose of El Capitan.

Equipment used during the first ascent of the Nose.

Dolt Tower.

Warren and crew on El Cap Tower.

Prusiking to Dolt Hole during the first ascent of the Nose.

The view looking down the fixed ropes from Dolt Hole during the first ascent of the Nose.

Warren Harding, Bill "Dolt" Feurer and Mark Powell below El Capitan in 1957.