Layton Kor starting the first pitch of the Painted Arete

Layton Kor starting the first pitch of the Painted Arete

Layton Kor starting the first pitch on the first ascent of the Painted Arete, June 1962. I know this is another "butt shot" ... but I'm posting it for it's historic value. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado.
Mountain Jim
on Dec 14, 2006 7:52 pm
Image Type(s): Rock Climbing,  Aid Climbing,  Informational
Image ID: 251650


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Gareth - Dec 19, 2006 5:34 am - Voted 10/10

Thanks Jim

I love your “historic” shots. They kind of make me think that I’m paging through my old copy of Climb!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Dec 19, 2006 2:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks Jim

You're welcome, I'm glad you like them. They bring back some nice memories for me, too. Wish I could still climb like I did in those days.
Peace, Jim


mvs - Jan 2, 2007 5:28 am - Voted 10/10


I gotta say, that's a damn good "butt shot"! The angle of being off to the side a little bit, and the thematic vertical lines (the cliffs, Layton's angular body, the rope) makes a great symmetry. I don't think I've seen a better one. climbed with Layton Kor! :-D

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Jan 6, 2007 2:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: actually

Thanks, glad you like the picture. Layton was a great climbing partner, even if I did have a difficult time following him, sometimes.
Peace, Jim


Noondueler - Oct 3, 2008 12:14 am - Hasn't voted

Layton Kor

Great shot of a legendary climber!

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Oct 3, 2008 7:20 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Layton Kor

Thanks ... I'm not sure the picture is that good, but your assessment of Layton is right on.
Peace, Jim

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