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Pat Ament: Adventures in the Golden Age

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by rbriggs

8:00 pm, Tuesday, October 30 at Neptune’s

Admission: $10

Pat Ament is a Boulder rock climbing legend. In 1964, with Royal Robbins, Pat climbed Athlete’s Feat, without the bolts climbers now use to protect the difficult start. He was the first person to climb 5.11 in Colorado in 1966, and a year later he did the first 5.11 in Yosemite, the Center Route on the Slack. He was a mentor to the likes of Roger Briggs and Christian Griffith, and has put up countless routes in Eldorado and Boulder Canyon with Layton Kor, Dave Rearick, Larry Dalke, and others. His futuristic free ascents of Vertigo and the Northwest Corner of the Bastille broke ground into the upper reaches of free climbing. Pat became a disciple of John Gill and in his prime was perhaps second only to Gill as a boulderer. He set a new bouldering standard in Yosemite.  Pat is also an artist, a musician, a karate master, a chess master, a film maker, and the author of 20 books. Don’t miss this show. Pat is one of the most interesting and creative people around, and this will be a special presentation.