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By Steve Roper

* contains tales of such greats as Royal Robbins, Yvon Chouinard, Allen Steck, and Warren Harding

* Captures the raucous, outrageous, cutting edge spirit of mountain climbing in Yosemie in this period

* Portrays the advances in gear and elegance that revolutionized big-wall climbing

In the 1960's, California's Yosemite Valley used to be the guts of the rock-climbing universe. younger nonconformists -- a lot of them the best rock climbers on this planet -- channeled their strength towards the principally untouched partitions and cracks. quickly climbers from all over the world have been coming to Camp four -- accumulating spot for the creators of the Golden Age of Yosemite mountaineering -- to determine what the entire fuss used to be about.

Climber and writer Steve Roper spent so much of 10 years dwelling within the Yosemite Valley with its exciting population. Camp 4 is his tackle the era's best climbers and the affects at the back of their achievements. The textual content is stuffed with tales either hilarious and revealing concerning the likes of bolt-disdaining Royal Robbins; fun-loving, big-wall specialist Warren Harding; free-climber Frank Sacherer; multi-talented Chuck Pratt; grasp craftsman Yvon Chouinard; and ill-fated Mark Powell. Roper additionally assistance his hat to the elder statesmen of the Nineteen Thirties and Forties who pioneered early, very important climbs within the valley.

Camp 4 seems on the most vital climbs, and the main riveting controversies of a mythical period. With greater than 50 attention-grabbing old pictures, such a lot by no means prior to released, Camp 4 is the definitive heritage of Yosemite hiking in this period.

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