Lunch Ledge, 1933

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Lunch Ledge, 1933

This page was scanned from the Higher Cathedral Spire Notebook. Two of the photos are from Yosemite's historic first modern roped climb, Lunch Ledge. The other photo is from Higher Cathedral Spire and it was attempted the day after Lunch Ledge was climbed. The climbers used 10" hardware nails to stand on for direct aid. They retreated due to the nails bending on the significantly steeper Higher Cathedral Spire. Eichorn, Leonard and Robinson realized they needed to order real pitons from Sporthaus Schuster, a mountain shop in Munich. They saved money during the winter of 1933/1934 purchased some before their next attempt. The page above is broken down into three sections for easier viewing.

Warren Racking Up

Warren Racking Up

Warren racking up in El Cap Meadow probably for the Leaning Tower. I need help identifying the other two men.

History of the RCS pins

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History of the RCS pins

The story of the pins as told by Ronald Hahn.

Looking for Camp 4 sign pictures

Does anybody have pictures of the old Camp 4 sign? I am trying to get the replica hung up and need some photos to help get this through NPS compliance. If you have one can you send me an email?

Thank you,

Ken

 

Ronald Hahn on Royal Arches

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Ronald Hahn on Royal Arches

Climbing Footware

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Climbing Footware

Raffi Bedayn's  boots.

Bill "Dolt" Feuerer

Bill "Dolt" Feuerer

Dolt, circa late 1950's. Glen Denny and Jerry Gallwas corrected me in identifying Dolt. I had thought it was Mark Powell because he was known for wearing a similar hat. Apparently this hat style was popular in the late "50's.

Summit Article letter re: Baboon Hang

Summit Article letter re: Baboon Hang

Royal Robbins letter responding to Bob Swift's submission to Summit Magazine.

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