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bustinmins


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I'm curious if Layton Kor still resides in Colorado or the rumored California? I think he is still with us(meaning alive) but I'm not sure. Anyone here know for sure?

If you have a link or other historical fact about Layton Kor, I'd be interested in seeing them.

Thanks a bunch,

JD


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I'm curious if Layton Kor still resides in Colorado or the rumored California?

Guam?

Man, that's one signature I'd love to have in "Beyond the Vertical"....

Not sure I could ask him to sign Eiger Direct...

Brian in SLC


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Possibily the greatest climber(rock) of all time???
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Layton would scare his partners so he could get to lead all the hard pitches. Then he would literally drag them up the pitches, so eager was he to get to the next one.

DMT


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Ah! this reminds me of this heinous but nice 5.12 crack called Kors Corner at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Climb West Point crack if you wanna set it up for top rope.


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He is still alive. I heard he turned Jehovah Witness or some religion like that and is very active in it now. But he still does climb. Last I heard he was in CO.


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He is still alive. I heard he turned Jehovah Witness or some religion like that and is very active in it now. But he still does climb. Last I heard he was in CO.

I thought he'd moved on from JW a bunch of years ago...and currently resides in Guam...

But, dunno.

-Brian in SLC


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There is a Layton Kor living in crescent City California...look it up in the white pages if you want...


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Loved his book, "Beyond the Vertical". What a great climber!


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"Don't fall now or we'll all go!"

there's a great story in some book (might be Beyond the Vertical) about he and galen rowell doing an early ascent of the Salathe. Galen led up one pitch and got his boot stuck in the crack and was unable to extract it. he began to whimper and cried to layton to help him. Layton tied galen off, then tied himself off with some slack, scurried up the crack and hammered his boot out so he could continue the lead. this was the last big route layton did before quitting climbing for many years.

just one of many amazing stories of "Layton the Great 'Un".


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Sorry to ask what everyone else probably already knows, but is Kor still around/ climbing?
Has anyone ever put together a list of all his FAs?


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I haven't talked with Layton for many years, but in 1983 he produced a beautiful book entitled Beyond the Vertical, published by Alpine House in Boulder. Many of his first ascents are chronicled, along with gorgeous photos. 8^)


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I own a copy of that book also, and it has inspired me from the moment I first read it. KOR was THE MAN when it came to first ascents, fast ascents, any ascent...

Of course, that John Gill dude is ALSO "THE MAN"... :wink:


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We need a series of velvet Layton Kor paintings in the style of the many velvet Elvis paintings commisioned. That would be fun stuff.


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I was glad I bought a copy of Beyond The Vertical before the got really scarce. Copies of that book go regularly for over $200 on Ebay when they show up. A list of Kor's FA's would cover many pages. Supposedly, he participated in the FA of a new route up Juniper Canyon (Rainbow Wall area) at Red Rocks circa mid-90's if I recall right. It's in the RR guide.


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FYI, LK was one of Daryl Hatten's heroes. RIP to two of mine. -rha


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Oops, apologies to LK, but I am somewhat impaired at the moment, and in a state of grief. We have both lost a friend.


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I was the first one in line when "Beyond The Vertical" first came out. I kicked myself when Kor came to The Gordo Ranch in the late "80s and I wasn't there. Kor Rules.


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Have been looking for a copy of that book ( Beyond the Vertical ) forever. Nothing under 200.00. It sucks !!!!


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yea Dee-- -- ...I was deep into my "raising 4 kids/ 2 decade-long climbing retirement ..... i got to meet the Man at Casa Gordo .. .. Mariah was tour guide for him.. . next day I stroll out to watch Kor follow Loose Lady.... he just floats it, of course.... . .


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I saw on Amazon.com "Beyond Vertical" for 227 bucks, woo. I do not own a copy but i have seen a copy before, beautiful. I saw in either climbing or rock and ice, that he quit climbing because he became a jehovah witness. I myself am a jehovah witness and their is nothing in our religion saying we cant climb or whatever, they kinda made it seem like it was religions fault he quit. I dunno his situation, i dunno where im going with this....gimme another beer kids.
yancey


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His quitting climbing had nothing to do with his religion...he found religion as a result of the traumatic experience on the Eiger. I think he has since left the JW's also...he realized it wasn't all that it was cracked up to be, I guess.


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I might sell my copy, but not for less than $10,000.00!

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