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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TM Herbert

TM Herbert

TM Herbert clowning around

Royal Perched

Royal Perched

Royal Robbins perched on a belay ledge during the first ascent of the Mozart Wall on Sentinel Rock, 1962. Photo by Tom Frost.

Harding Portrait

Harding Portrait

Portrait of Warren on the Nose.

John Salathe correspondence

John Salathe correspondence

John Salathe on the summit with Ax Nelson rappelling after the first ascent of Lost Arrow Chimney in 1947. Photo donated by Robin Hansen and believed to be taken by Ansel Adams.  Below are letters of correspondance between Salathe and his life-long friend, John Thune Sr.

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