Colorado Public Radio (CPR) interviewed me last week for a remembrance piece about Harvey T. Carter, one of the most prolific rock climbers from the sport's golden age in the 1950s and 1960s. Click on the link to listen to my thoughts about Harvey in the voice article Remembering Climbing Legend Harvey Carter on CPR.
Harvey Carter, who I knew since I started climbing as a teenager in the 1960s, did the first ascent of something like 5,000 routes all over the American West. He started climbing in the 1940s at the Garden of the Gods, a city park on the western edge of Colorado Springs, and later translated the skills he learned at climbing and protecting sandstone cliffs to the Utah canyon country where he did lots of great first ascents on the towers around Moab as well as in Monument Valley in northern Arizona.
Listen to the interview and you'll learn lots more about Harvey from my own experiences with him. Harvey died from complications of prostate cancer on March 13 at an assisted living center in Colorado Springs. Rest in peace Mister Carter...I hope you find some good rock on the other side!
Read my blog post Legendary Climber Harvey Carter Dies at Age 81.
Listen to Remembering Climbing Legend Harvey Carter on Colorado Public Radio (CPR).
Photograph above: I chat with Harvey Carter about climbing outside the Spice of Life coffee shop, his favorite haunt, in Manitou Springs in early 2011. Photograph © Dennis Jump