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Yankee Rock and Ice : A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States - Laura Waterman

Yankee Rock and Ice

A History of Climbing in the Northeastern United States

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* First time in paperback 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.

Prefacep. v
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xv
The Prehistory of Northeastern Climbing: Before 1916p. 1
A New Form of Exploration: 1916-1927p. 15
The Classic Routes: 1928-1933p. 27
It's a Grand Old Flaggp. 41
Mountaincraft: Ethics and Style in Prewar Climbingp. 53
The First Ice Age: Before 1927p. 65
Huntington Ravine: 1928-1945p. 74
Anniversary Waltz in Pinnacle Gullyp. 87
Fritz Wiessnerp. 94
Rock Climbing for Fun: 1934-1945p. 102
The Gunks Discovered: 1935-1945p. 117
World War II as a Watershed in Northeastern Climbing Historyp. 126
The Conservative Tradition--Rock: The 1950s and 1960sp. 133
The Conservative Tradition--Ice: The 1950s and 1960sp. 148
Young Turks, Old Bootleggers, Vulgarians, and a Boston Tea Partyp. 154
Chasing Ghosts on the Armadillop. 164
Breakthrough on Rock: 1957-1966p. 170
On Beyond 5.10: 1967-1973p. 181
Clean Climbingp. 193
The Rack and the Theory of the Expanding Universep. 201
Quiet in the North Country: Before 1970p. 205
Streibert and Barberp. 216
North Conway Renaissance: 1970-1979p. 226
Higher Standards throughout the Northeast: The 1970sp. 240
The Many Faces of Group Dynamicsp. 250
Revolution on Ice: 1969-1976p. 253
Emergence of Climbing as a Popular Sportp. 269
Restoring Parity: The Reemergence of Women in the 1980sp. 282
Can Women Lead on Ice?p. 291
5.13 and Beyondp. 295
Lake Willough by and the Quandary of Northeastern Ice during the 1980sp. 303
Education in Verticality--a Short Comedy or Farce in Four Scenesp. 314
Climbing at the Crossroads: Ethics and Style Questions for the 1990sp. 318
Indexp. 325
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ISBN: 9780811731034
ISBN-10: 0811731030
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 1st December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57

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