Royal Robbins died today at 82. He was the first man up the face of Half Dome. A super guy – the Babe Ruth of Climbing… and approachable. I filmed an interview at his home in Modesto for a Half Dome app I made. He wrote the forward to my Half Dome book. RIP.
I’ll be at his funeral…as will hundreds of other Yosemite lovers. The world needs more Royals. Condolences to his wife, Liz.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4
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