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Doug Robinson – OG Yosemite Climber shares history

Author(s): HowNOT2
Video Release Date: September 18, 2021
Video Source: YouTube


Doug Robinson is one of the coolest guys we know. A contemporary of Yosemite climbing greats like Tom Frost and Yvon Chouinard, Doug has witnessed and been part of the growth and innovation in climbing over the last 60+ years and he was kind enough to share his stories with us. In this interview Doug talks about climbing history, techniques and practices of the first half of the 20th century. Pitons, hemp ropes, hip belays, bowlines and “leader must not fall”.

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