An amazing photo collection of California Rock Climbers from the Seventies

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 29, 2011 11:56 am

In a new post from one of the greatest websites on planet earth, THE SELVEDGE YARD, they take a look back “The Stonemasters,” or the epic rock climbers of the seventies in California. Besides a look back at who these guys were, there are the most amazing pictures on display of them. If you love the seventies and California Mountain Men as much as I do, you will be drooling over your computer viewing these pictures.

Who are these climbers or “Stonemasters” as they called themselves? Their names are: John Long, John Yablonski, John Bachar, Tobin Sorenson and Richard Harrison. As Courtney Eldridge puts it, “The Stonemasters were a team of some of the most innovative daredevils the world has ever seen, and in the early 1970s, these laid-back originators of adventure sports were risking life and limb, long before the X Games had a moniker, before Title IX passed legislation, and before the Z-Boys had a pubic hair to scratch between them.”

All pictures and the complete story can be found here at: MASTER CLASS – THE EPIC CALIFORNIA ROCK CLIMBERS OF THE SEVENTIES.