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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:47 PM

Royal Robbins died at age 82

He was one of the pioneers of modern rock climbing. His 1971 book, Basic Rockcraft launched modern rock climbing techniques.

His books make me into a climber.

For those not into climbing prior, to his work, anchors called pitons were hammered into cracks. He (along with Yvon Chouinard) advocated a clean climbing ethic with the development of new techniques and removable anchors.

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