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Royal Robbins in the New Age of Climbing

February 19, 2016
Royal Robbins on the North America Wall, El Capitan 1964

Royal Robbins new age of climbingIn the late 1950’s, the vertical walls of Yosemite Valley were terra incognita, as seemingly remote and inaccessible as the moon. Royal Robbins was part of a new age in climbing, led by a handful of future-legends who shared a whole new way of seeing the Sierra Nevada granite: as one big invitation to climb.

“We need adventure. It’s in our blood. It will not go away. The mountains will continue to call because they uniquely fulfill our need for communion with nature, as well as our hunger for adventure” —Royal Robbins

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