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Dick Williams making the first naked ascent of Shockley's Ceiling (5.6) in 1964. His buddies took off with his clothes, so his descent was also a first. ;-)
Dick Williams making the first nude ascent of Shockley's Ceiling in 1964. His buddies took off with his clothes, so his descent was also a first. ;-)
Chris Spatz repeating vulgarian Dick Williams', naked ascent of Shockley's Ceiling in traditional birthday-suit style.
Tenzing Norgay And Edmund Hillary Prepare To Leave For Everest Summit
Old School - Tom Frost during the second ascent of El Cap's Dihedral Wall in 1964 (photo: Royal Robbins).
Climber on Wheat Thin, 5.10c - Cookie Cliff in Yosmite. From a Trip Report "Birth of Wheat Thin" by Peter Haan, describing the first ascent, posted to Supertopo.com #climbing
Mike Libecki climbing a first ascent on the Acopan Tepui in Venezuela
Tom Frost, Royal Robbins and Yvon Chouinard in bivy sacks in the Black Cave during the first ascent of the North America Wall, El Capitan, 1964. Photo taken by Chuck Pratt.
Sam Whittaker making the first ascent of Appointment with Death, Wimberry
Art Gran's Shawangunks guidebook from 1964 (Cornerstone of Eastern Traditional Climbing: SuperTopo Rock Climbing Discussion Topic).
Subida al Mont Blanc de Auguste-Rosalie Bisson 1861
Warren Harding prusiking his fixed lines during the first ascent of the Nose of El Capitan. via Yosemite Climbing Association.
BD athlete Barbara Zangerl makes first female ascent of 11-pitch End of Silence (8b+) // Black Diamond Journal