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General => General Climbing => Topic started by: SA on October 31, 2013, 09:38:56 am

Title: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: SA on October 31, 2013, 09:38:56 am
I just stole this photo off the net. Taken a few days ago.

In my opinion, this iconic photo is striking from an artistic point of view, but also from the perspective of 2 great climbers of their generation. I feel so lucky to have known and climbed with both these guys.

I bet only a few here will be able to identify both of them.
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: steve weitzler on October 31, 2013, 10:30:27 am
Steve, not sure of the guy whose back is to the camera but is the other one Paul Petzoldt?
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: SA on October 31, 2013, 11:24:29 am
Nope.

It will be fun to see who identifies both of them.

I'm sure the younger generation will not care or not have a clue.
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: strandman on October 31, 2013, 11:31:03 am
Bridwell ?
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: SA on October 31, 2013, 11:34:40 am
John--- You got one of them!

The other guy will probably be much more difficult.
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: steve weitzler on October 31, 2013, 12:46:22 pm
TM Herbert?
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: SA on October 31, 2013, 01:07:55 pm
Steve,

You guys got it!  That didn't take long.

Oakdale climbers festival:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2257015/Oakdale-Climbing-Festival-Photo-Shop-2013

Royal Robbins is in a wheel chair!  Sorry to see that.
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: steve weitzler on October 31, 2013, 01:17:15 pm
I kind of knew the other guy was Bridwell I just couldn't quite make out the profile (my eyes are going). I should have known as I climbed a number of times with him in the 90's when we were both repping for the same company. We actually climbed very little and partied quite a lot as we usually would get together at the Outdoor Retailer Shows.
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: SA on October 31, 2013, 02:07:58 pm
Steve,

Unfortunately Jim may have indulged a little too much over the years, if you know what I mean. Ha, Ha
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: steve weitzler on October 31, 2013, 02:29:16 pm
Indulge he did!!! It never seemed to affect his climbing though.
Title: Re: Who are these old climbers?
Post by: strandman on October 31, 2013, 04:19:18 pm
I remember ( a little) going to the Mountain Room Bar with bridwell and largo..very long afternoon