In the late 60’s a group of stoners were getting high on rock climbing, sleeping out of their cars and conquering Yosemite Valley’s gnarliest climb, El Capitan. Aside from providing numerous opportunities for dope smoking puns they also pioneered raw rock climbing with minimal equipment and cool outfits. Some of these guys included Yvon Chouinard and Douglas Tompkins who went on to found Patagonia and The North Face respectively.

John Long and Dean Fidelman have put together a great collection of photos and stories capturing these revolutionary days.

For more great pics see http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_INT/Article/Rocks-Off-Climbing-Yosemite-in-the-70s-Photostory-021243065130083

Available at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Stonemasters-California-Climbers-Seventies/dp/0984094903

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