Blair wrote:Those bamboo bongs are lung crushers
Steve1215 wrote:Btw: to really appreciate climbing in the 1970s you have to take a few longish, steep whippers onto a "swami belt." When the rope went tight...sometimes you felt like simultaneously vomiting and moving your bowels, all at once. God knows what it did to my kidneys and ureters.
JHH60 wrote:For the full experience you had to take the fall on goldline. And your belay partner had to have rope burns on his back and/or arm for the next several days from catching you.
charles wrote:I´m impressed!
Guyzo wrote:charles wrote:I´m impressed!
Unfortunately no photos, I didn't own a camera back then. We were way to busy climbing things to take pics.
And belaying, back then, took both hands. You know.
Steve1215 wrote:I'm sure Guyzo would not mind me mentioning California's other illustrious Stonemaster, Tobin Sorenson--the boy from Covina, California.
From the late 1970s, here are a few of Tobin Sorenson's major alpine climbing accomplishments:
FA of the Dru Couloir Direct, Chamonix, with Rick Accomazzo
First continuous ascent of the Eiger Direct, with the late Alex McIntyre
A ropeless solo ascent of the Matterhorn North Face, done in 8.5 hours
Grand Central Couloir, Mt. Kitchener, Canadian Rockies, with Jack Roberts
Sorenson later died in a fall on Mt. Alberta's North Face, during a solo attempt in 1980, at the age of 25.
Here is a photo of Tobin Sorenson from my image bank:
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