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Camp 4: Recollections of a Yosemite Rockclimber

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  72 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In the 1960s, California's Yosemite Valley was the center of the rockclimbing universe. It was the perfect place for young nonconformists to drop out, hang loose, and channel their energy into climbing the valley's largely untouched walls and cracks. Many of these "misfits" were the finest rock climbers in the world. Some even shaped the future of the sport. And by the end ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Mountaineers Books (first published September 1st 1994)
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Mike
This was an interesting book to read while on a recent trip to Yosemite--an engaging account of an important chapter in the history of the Valley. As a non-climber, I would have benefited from a little primer on the climbing techniques he refers to frequently throughout the book; without them, I think this book is probably best suited for people who already know something about the sport. And without visuals to go along with his descriptions of various climbs, not to mention the many climbers in ...more
Jd Miller
An incredible look into the birth of one of America's outdoor subcultures. Steve Roper's detailed history provides a look into the ideologies that compelled young men to climb and adventure in a relatively unadventurous age. I find really interesting how the intent of the dirt bags was not really to rebel or reject society but to find a heteratopia that was the absence of normal society.
Norbert
Jun 16, 2011 Norbert rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lurdes bures
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From starting of climbing in Yosemite to the Golden Age, Steve Roper explains all the evolution the evolution that happened in Yosemite valley from the inside.

I enjoyed the book especially on the second part with the details of big walls attempts, description of the gear, the climbing philosophy, people thoughts and lives.
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