香港尖沙咀K11動態 >   The North Face 北面     > We stand on the shoulders of those that came before us. In climbing, where a shoulder stand is rooted history, this is more than figurative. For the modern climber today Royal Robbins was one of the greats of Yosemite climbing.    
We stand on the shoulders of those that came before us. In climbing, where a shoulder stand is rooted history, this is more than figurative. For the modern climber today Royal Robbins was one of the greats of Yosemite climbing.
We stand on the shoulders of those that came before us. In climbing, where a shoulder stand is rooted history, this is more than figurative. For the modern climber today Royal Robbins was one of the greats of Yosemite climbing.



Honing his skill in Tahquitz, Southern California Royal progressed to Yosemite valley and helped define the Golden Age of Yosemite climbing. Half Dome was the first of his many ascents that ushered in a new era of climbing. Up until this point climbers had no idea if walls of this magnitude could be climbed. The following ascents of of the Salathé Wall and the North American Wall upped the ante of technical climbing. When the cadre of Yosemite climbers predicted taking wall skills as to the greater ranges he was there. The American Direttissma on the Dru in Chamonix presaged this transition.

Royal saw the destruction pitons and hammered protection were causing the rock. The Nutcracker (5.9), which he climbed with his wife Liz, was a statement that climbing and adventure could be had in a less destructive manner. This climb, which remains a classic to this day not only open our collective eyes to the possibility it also had environmental ramifications.

Royal's expertise with gravity also included the liquid form. Royal went on to explore the world of creek boating, a wild form of white water kayaking. Layer up starting a clothing and equipment business, designing mountain footwear Royal was one his generations polymaths.

Royal forged the path of life with conviction. If you are passionate about the outdoor experience, Royal touched your life. In this regard we hold him as a hero.

With empathy and kindness to his family,

Conrad Anker, Athlete Team Captain

P: Glen Denny

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