Right Jeff and Eric- you both win a cigar!
Yes, that's me looking back down the 4th pitch, on the 1st ascent.
I still remember how scared shit less I was leading that pitch, with tons of rope drag, and there was no bolt around the corner, like their is now. Face climbing was never my forte.
I must admit the people making the film must of had a zillion slides to choose from, for their cover shot. I'm pretty flattered they chose this one. When I think they could of chosen one from Robbins, Harding , Webster, several notable Vulgarians, and many other notable climbers of that era.
I'm pretty excited about the film since I know so many of the people interviewed.
I had to coax the film crew pretty hard to interview Jimmy Dunn, and Jimmy, himself was a little reluctant; but in the end they filmed him-twice; then did some climbs with him.
He is such a colorful character.
Jim Ericson, an old friend of mine, is in there as well. He did the 1st free ascent of the Regular Route on Half Dome.
Much like a mutual admiration club, this film will probably be appreciated most, by the older crowd, who moved around the country BITD, and met or climbed with others in the documentary.