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

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

Cohen, Valerie Mendenhall.

Spotted Dog Press

2006

352 pages

$18.95

Paperback

GV199

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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