Shipley's Alpine Hammer

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Shipley's Alpine Hammer

Alpine hammer owned and used by Walt Shipley on his trip to Patagonia and on the Yosemite Valley ice climbs he did. Walt was an intense and energetic climber and accomplished an incredible amount.

Willem Kat, his daughter Babe and who?

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Willem Kat, his daughter Babe and who?

We need help identifying the person in top of the photo. Does anyone have an idea as to who it is? Photo courtesy of Bill Amborn.

Patsy English, David Brower, Virginia Adams and Jules Eichorn

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Patsy English, David Brower, Virginia Adams and Jules Eichorn

Patsy English, David Brower, Virginia Adams and Jules Eichorn cooking a meal in their camp, 1930's. Photograph by Ansel Adams. To see more Ansel Adams photos visit the Ansel Adams Gallery website. http://www.anseladams.com/

John Salathe summiting the Lost Arrow Tip

John Salathe summiting the Lost Arrow Tip

John Salathe summiting the Lost Arrow Tip after spending  four and a half days on the first ascent of the Lost Arrow Chimney in 1947. Photo by Ansel Adams. To see more Ansel Adams photos visit the Ansel Adams Gallery website. http://www.anseladams.com/

Ansel Adams Images

Ansel Adams Images

Jules Fritsch skiing on Lembert Dome in 1930. Photograph by Ansel Adams. To see more Ansel Adams photos click  on read more or visit the Ansel Adams Gallery website. http://www.anseladams.com/

Bestor Robinson

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Bestor Robinson

Bestor Robinson sitting on Lower Cathedral Spire during the first ascent in 1934. This photo was scanned from the Lower Cathedral Spire notebook that was donated to YCA by Richard Leonard in 1992.

 

Jules Eichorn

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Jules Eichorn

Jules Eichorn on the summit of Lower Cathedral Spire during the first ascent in 1934. Note his foot wear. This photo was scanned from the Lower Cathedral Spires notebook.

A5 Hammer

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A5 Hammer

Early A5 hammer designed, made and used by John Middendorf. He used it on his first ascent of Trango Tower and on many of his ascents in Yosemite. The A5 hammer became a staple on the aid climbers rack in the 1980's replacing the previously popular Chouinard hammer. Donated by John Middendorf.

Richard Leonard

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Richard Leonard

Richard  Leonard in the 1930's. Note the sewn straps on his shirt. These were for holding his pitons. Richard was instrumental in developing and introducing modern climbing techniques to California climbers and Yosemite. Richard was involved with the RCS section of the Sierra Club and did several impressive first ascents in the Valley including Higher and Lower Cathedral Spires. YCA collection.

Greg Epperson Photographs

Greg Epperson Photographs

Hanging porta-ledge bivouac on El Capitan. Photo by Greg Epperson. To see more of Greg's fantastic photos click read more or better yet check out his site http://www.gregepperson.com/   Many of these photo's were used in the Granite Frontiers exhibit.

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