Lynn Hill & Katie Brown climb the West Face, Leaning Tower, Yosemite
Emilio Comici climbing way back in the day
Marco Burn bouldering in Switzerland
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Lost Photos: One of our guides, Tom Carter, recently tripped across a website that gives a brief glimpse of how the revolutionary concept of using a rope for belay was introduced to California less than 100 years ago. It was 1931 and Dr. Robert L.M. Underhill met with key members of the Sierra Club, including Glen Dawson and the ubiquitous Norman Clyde, to introduce them to the use of a rope in class 4 and 5 climbing.
We thought you might find it worth perusing to see how far we have come since then, and to also marvel at the bravado these men had to scale the peaks they did with the crude equipment of that era.