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Woman on the rocks; the mountaineering letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall.


Woman on the rocks; the mountaineering letters of Ruth Dyar Mendenhall.

Cohen, Valerie Mendenhall.

Spotted Dog Press


352 pages




Dyar was active (an understatement) in Los Angeles and the mountains of the West from the mid-thirties into the 1970s, a period reaching from Manila ropes to nylon. She was a go-devil climber and, in her private letters, a model of vigor and honesty. Bibliophiles take note that she climbed with Glen Dawson, bookseller. Many photos are scattered through the book. A great read on the growth years of rock climbing in California & environs. Introduction by Royal Robbins.

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