Reflections & Commentary: Page 4
Foolkiller, Zortman, MT 1959
German Technique 1931
Selkirks - Canadian Rockies, 1971
Flying Buttress - Black Hills, 1967
Helmut Rohrl (R) & I warming up at Devils Lake, Fall of 1958
Photo Peter Gardiner
Bouldering Experience in Photos . . .
From the 1950s and through the 1960s I established early boulder problems - sometimes with bouldering partners - in a number of areas across the USA. I also repeated some existing problems and bouldered on established climbs. Here are a few bouldering/climbing photos from the period 1958 - 1987 (I'll add more from time to time):
Tetons ( Cutfinger Rock Nose eliminate,One arm nose , Red Cross Rock 5.13d done 1959, 5.13a done 1958 , Falling Ant/Cutfinger Rock One arm reg. rt.- Cutfinger, No hands eliminate - Falling Ant. ) Photos taken about 1964 of routes done in the 1950s, except more recent photo of 5.13d done in 1959 taken in 1987.
Black Hills Needles ( Outlet Boulder - 1965),( Sylvan Lake Boulder - early 1960s),( Fly.Butt./Stumbling Blk/Paydirt Pinn. - mid 1960s), ( Sylvan Lake - 1970s)
Dixon Springs ( Hidden OH/Persian Wall - 1965), ( Montage1 , Montage 2 , Montage 3 - 1964 to 1966), ( Bulge - 1964)
Alabama ( Shades Mt. 1 , Shades Mt. 2 - Photos taken early 1960s ), ( DeSoto Park - 1962)
Elephant Rocks ( Elephant Rock - 1964.),
Montana (Cliffs at Zortman - 1959) ( Foolkiller at Zortman - 1959) ( Beartooths - 1975),
Vedauwoo ( Vedauwoo1 , Vedauwoo2 , Vedauwoo3 , A mystical path. . . . - photos taken in mid 1960s),
Snowy Range ( Lake Marie - early 1970s)
City of Rocks ( Playing around the rope - mid 1960s),
Front Range of Colorado ( Final Exam-1968, AcrobatsOH-1963 ) ( Eldorado - mid 1960s),
Estes Park Area ( Rearicks Crack -1963) ( EPA1 , EPA2 - early to mid 1960s) ( Fenton's Corner - 1963)
( Split Rocks - 1963),
S. Colorado ( Tarzan Traverse (eliminate) - 1987; Little Owl Canyon ) ( Left side/Center/Right of Groove Fatted Calf - late 1970s) ( Penny Ante/Little Owl/Battleship - late 1970s) ( Gray Ringsby @ Little Owl /Scott Blunk @Little Owl / Jeff Achey @Ripper - late 1970s) ( Little OH @ Ripper /Dyno@ Little Owl - ca 1980), ( Warren&John @ Little Owl - 1970s), ( Juggernaut - late 1970s) , ( Rich's skydance! - 1970s) , ( Scott Blunk - late 1970s)
Gunks ( DougsRf/Keyhole/BratVar - mid 1960s), ( LarsonsProb/GillEgg - mid 1960s),
Horsetooth Reservoir ( Horsetooth1 Eliminator Classics , Horsetooth2 Mental Block Classics , Horsetooth3 TortureRidge , Horsetooth4 Sunshine & Reach , Horsetooth5 , Horsetooth6 ) - late 1960s.
Devils Lake ( Montage , about 1963, of a few of the climbs I did in 1958-59) , ( Devils Doorway, Tombstone - 1958; note the Zillertal klettershue),
Bouldering Companions . .
Over the years I’ve played this game I’ve had the privilege of bouldering with many excellent climbers. The following is a partial list of those who I think I recall being out with at least once.(m = mathematician and g = gymnast). Included are several who became frequent comrades - I will regularly add profiles of these climbers:
Yvon Chouinard , Bob Kamps , Dave Rearick (m,g), Fred Beckey, Royal Robbins, Rich Goldstone (m,g), Ray Schrag, Mark Powell, Mike Borghoff, Gorden Sutton, Ritner Walling, Rich Borgman (g), Pat Ament (g), Jim Erickson, Jim Holloway , Lew Hoffman, Jim Michaels, Jeff Achey , Pete Cleveland , Layton Kor, Jim McCarthy, Tom Higgins, Michael Fain, John Ohrenschall, Helmut Rohrl(m), Dave Slinger, Peter Gardiner, Richard Emerson, Dick Pownall, Barry Corbett, Jake Breitenbach, Leigh Ortenburger(m), Ken Weeks, Bob Toepel, Fred Wright, Pete Sinclair, Jim Langford(g), Jody Langford, Ted Vail, Peter Croft, R. F. Williams(m+), Bob Williams(m,g), Renn Fenton, John Hudson, Art Gran, Paul Piana, Herb Swedlund, Lester Germer, Lou Lutz, John Long, John Bachar, Bob Murray, Warren Banks , Heinz Zak, Michael Kennedy, Steve Cheney, John Sherman, Chris Jones , Curt Shannon (g), Kerwin Klein(g), David Breashears, Bob D’Antonio, Bob Candelaria(g), Scott Blunk, Dan Stone, Col. George Bristol (USMC), Tom Griesan, Dick Lapdad, Sue Prince, Don Storjohann, Stewart Green, Bill Mason, Gray Ringsby, Willi Unsoeld, Rich Schiffrin, Mike Walker, Jeff Hildebrand, Rick LLoyd, Jason Wilson, Rick Geiman, Eric Hörst, Colin Lantz, Chris McElvey