Yankee Rock & Ice: A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States
Celebrated climbers Guy and Laura Waterman trace the growth of this popular sport by focusing on the first ascents of classic routes and the climbers who made them legendary: John Case on the Adirondacks' Indian Head and Wallface; Robert Underhill and Lincoln O'Brien on Cannon; Fritz Wiessner on Breakneck Ridge. More contemporary climbers Jim McCarthy, Henry Barber, Lynn Hill, and Hugh Herr are described in full detail. Ethics and style, the evolution of ice climbing, the changing role of women in climbing, and developments in technique and equipment are explored.
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The rocks and cliffs of New England and the Hudson drainage enticed a few climber/scramblers during the 19th century, but rock climbing and its sister, ice climbing, did not attract many regional ... Read full review
The North East is often ignored by the masses a center for wonderful climbing. This book presents the colorful history of a place where the first tests of free climbing began. The section entitled Climbing for fun changed the way i think about climbing. The climbers in the later 30's were not on a hunt or explorative expedition but simply climbing for fun and this is sometimes easy to for get when one gets obsessed with a route, problem or grade.
World War II as a Watershed in Northeastern
The 1950s and 1960s
Young Turks Old Bootleggers Vulgarians and
The Many Faces of Group Dynamics
Emergence of Climbing as a Popular Sport
The Reemergence of Women
Can Women Lead on Ice?
Lake Willoughby and the Quandary of Northeastern
Ethics and Style Questions
Streibert and Barber