By Steve Roper
* contains tales of such greats as Royal Robbins, Yvon Chouinard, Allen Steck, and Warren Harding
* Captures the raucous, outrageous, leading edge spirit of mountaineering in Yosemie in this period
* Portrays the advances in apparatus and elegance that revolutionized big-wall climbing
In the 1960's, California's Yosemite Valley was once the heart of the rock-climbing universe. younger nonconformists -- a lot of them the best rock climbers on the planet -- channeled their strength towards the mostly untouched partitions and cracks. quickly climbers from worldwide have been coming to Camp four -- accumulating spot for the creators of the Golden Age of Yosemite mountaineering -- to work out what the entire fuss was once about.
Climber and writer Steve Roper spent such a lot of 10 years residing within the Yosemite Valley with its fascinating population. Camp 4 is his tackle the era's best climbers and the affects in the back of their achievements. The textual content is filled with tales either hilarious and revealing in regards to the likes of bolt-disdaining Royal Robbins; fun-loving, big-wall professional Warren Harding; free-climber Frank Sacherer; multi-talented Chuck Pratt; grasp craftsman Yvon Chouinard; and ill-fated Mark Powell. Roper additionally counsel his hat to the elder statesmen of the Thirties and Forties who pioneered early, vital climbs within the valley.
Camp 4 seems on the most vital climbs, and the main riveting controversies of a mythical period. With greater than 50 interesting ancient photos, so much by no means ahead of released, Camp 4 is the definitive heritage of Yosemite mountaineering in this period.
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