This book is a collection of rock climbing experiences which captures the essence, the challenge, and the spirit of the sport at its best. It describes the historical interplay between events and personalities in Colorado rock climbing, and shows how the concept of the impossible was redefined.
Introduction Part I: The Early Days 1. First Ventures 1820–1919 Part II: The Fifties 2. New Techniques and Overhanging Rock 1949–1956 3. Garden of the Gods 4. Transition 1956 Part III: The Golden age 5. The Sixties 6. Big Walls in the Seventies Part IV: The Free Climbing Era 7. Free Climbing - The Sixties 8. Free Climbing - The Seventies