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SA

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Who is this guy?
« on: February 28, 2014, 03:33:46 PM »

Who is the guy, sitting on the ledge, about 47 seconds into this video?

Strandman---Keep quiet

Let's see how many would know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsJqqEeitQA&feature=youtu.be

Put on full screen for better effect.
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steve weitzler

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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 05:40:27 PM »

Ron Kauk?
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SA

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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 05:45:07 PM »

Nope
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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 05:55:17 PM »

Good one Steve--a toughie

Scary that Ed, Bachar and Kauk have to be named..Joe maybe but..If he looked up for a second, it's easy
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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 06:05:33 PM »

Doesn't make any sense given the location, but my first thought given size and head of hair was Peter Croft.
After that, my guess would be Mark Hudon (when he had hair).


Looks like a cool film.  Have you seen the whole thing, Steve?

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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 06:23:46 PM »

Dunn?
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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2014, 06:55:26 PM »

John Bragg?

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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 09:37:36 PM »

Let's  just say......
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SA

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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 11:57:21 PM »

No correct guesses yet. The photo was taken in 1972, before those guys mentioned arrived in Yosemite.

I have not seen the film yet.
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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2014, 04:10:01 AM »

Al Rubin?
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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2014, 06:51:37 AM »

John Bragg had blond hair, back then, and Al Rubin certainly didn't look anything like the guy in the photo. I'm surprised nobody has come up with the correct name.

I'll give one big clue. The climber was from Massachusetts, and later moved to N.H.
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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 07:28:21 AM »

Ed Webster?
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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 07:45:21 AM »

Not Ajax? Would make sense in a film about Henry, but he had short hair by the time I knew him.
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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 08:29:53 AM »

I was thinking the guy looked a little hefty for Al and he probably would have had more of a fro at that time, but maybe he had been binging on beer and knishes and was wearing a wig :P Hasn't he been the second on just about every FA team in America?
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Re: Who is this guy?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2014, 09:08:19 AM »

O.K.

I'll spill the beans. It is John Bouchard on an early ascent of the Direct NWF of Half Dome. I did it with him on a very warm 4th of July weekend, to escape the crowds. Then we went to the Tetons/Wind Rivers.

This film is about the climbing scene in the early 70's.
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