Category Archives: 1965

The Desert – Fall, 1965

On November 4, 1965, Harvey Carter and I did the first ascent of the Convent, by a route he named the Salvation Chimney. Nothing equals the ridge that runs from the Convent to Castleton Tower, for great climbs and great … Continue reading

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Chamonix – 1965

My 1965 climbing season started in the Moab area, followed by Yosemite Valley. As summer approached, I drove across the country with Doug and Susie Tompkins, in their VW bus. Or was it with Royal Robbins and Liz? I was en … Continue reading

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The Desert – Spring, 1965

In April of 1965, David Hiser, myself and Harvey Carter went down to the Moab area (which was generally called “the desert” by Colorado climbers) to do some climbing. Harvey was hoping for the first ascent of the Dark Angel, in Arches NP, but … Continue reading

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Ski-Bum Winter #5 – Aspen, 1964/65

Aspen, Colorado. David and I arrived around Thanksgiving, 1964, and found an $80/month room with the Snyders, at the end of E. Hopkins Ave. He got a job as a breakfast cook at the Skillet, while I resumed work as … Continue reading

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