Sunday, January 2, 2011

“Pilgrims Of The Vertical”

A new book about the history of climbing in Yosemite, Pilgrims of the Vertical, is reviewed here. I liked this quote from the book – especially since I long ago became aware that I was a member of a homosocial enclave.


"’Climbing,’ Mr. Taylor writes, ‘evolved from a heterosocial avocation that stressed safety and group fun into a quest that reflected the concerns of extremely ambitious individuals in homosocial enclaves."

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