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THE VERTICAL WORLD OF YOSEMITE: A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WRITINGS ON ROCK CLIMBING IN YOSEMITE Galen Rowell 1974 1st ed Large hardcover SIGNED by Galen Rowell, Allen Steck and Steve Roper
By Rowell, Galen
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Berkeley, 1974, 1st or 2nd edition. 207 pp, 130 photos. Galen Rowell's first book; 14 essays on the Golden Age of Yosemite. Large format hardcover, DJ, Fine condition.

I have an amusing anecdote about this book. Note that it is signed by both Galen Rowell and Steve Roper (and Allen Steck.) When Roper was signing the book he mentioned that he knew Rowell not just from climbing, but from elementary school. I asked him what Rowell was like when he was a child. Roper told me that ''He was the same as when he was a grown up. He was a know-it-all.''

Signed by Galen Rowell on the Half Title Page.




This copy is SIGNED by Steve Roper and Allen Steck on the title page.

We personally obtained these signatures in Allen Steck's home in 2018. 

This book is larger and heavier than the average book, and extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail or International Mail. 
 
The first major book on climbing in Yosemite Valley in the Sierra Nevada of California. This was Galen Rowell's first book, and is now a classic in the literature of mountaineering. It's a large format hardcover full of many photos from the first ascent climbs of the classic routes. It covers the earliest climbs up through the early 1970s. The chapters are written about the famous climbs by the climbers who pioneered the routes.

Chapters by Royal Robbins (4 chapters: The Salathé Wall El Capitan, The North American Wall, Tis-sa-ack, interview), Yvon Chouinard (2 chapters: Muir Wall El Capitan, Modern Yosemite Climbing), Bestor Robinson (The First Ascent of the Higher Cathedral Spire), A. Phimister Proctor (An Ascent of Half Dome in 1884 [one of the earliest 'technical' climbs in the Sierras]), Anton Nelson (Five Days and Nights on the Lost Arrow), Allen Steck (2 chapters: Ordeal by Piton, Robbins interview), Michael Sherrick (The Northwest Face of Half Dome), Warren Harding (2 chapters: El Capitan [the first ascent of the Nose], Reflections of a Broken-down Climber), Allen Macdonald (Realm of the Overhang), Doug Robinson (Camp 4), Galen Rowell (3 chapters: Rescue on the South Face of Half Dome, Introduction, Robbins interview), Ken Wilson (Robbins interview).

GALEN ROWELL and his photographs won many awards including the Ansel Adams Award. His photographs have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, the California Academy of Sciences, the Smithsonian, the Ansel Adams Gallery, etc. Rowell wrote several excellent books and his work has been published in many prominent magazines. Sadly, Rowell and his wife, Barbara, were killed in a small plane crash in 2002 approaching Bishop, California.

This is Wikipedia's list of Galen's accomplishments:

More than 100 first ascents of technical climbs in the Sierra Nevada

First one-day ascent of Denali (on which his camera froze)

First ski circumnavigation of Denali

First one-day ascent of Kilimanjaro

First ascent of Great Trango Tower in Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya

Second ascent of the Amne Machin peak in 1981 with Harold Knutsen and Kim Schmitz, reporting its true altitude at 20,610 feet.

First ascent of Cholatse, the final major peak climbed in the Everest region

First ascents of numerous lesser-known but challenging peaks around the world, including the Sierra, Andes, Alaska, Karakoram, Himalaya, Tibet, Nepal, China, Greenland, etc.

Oldest person to climb Yosemite's El Capitan in one day at age 57






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