Royal Robbins: The Golden Age
is the third volume of the autobiography of pioneering climber Royal Robbins.
Author: Royal Robbins
Softcover; 158 pages; black-and-white photographs
Pink Moment Press; copyright 2012
In book 3 of his autobiographical series, Royal captures his thrilling adventures during the Golden Age of Yosemite Valley. Readers get a peek at Robbins' personal side, from getting drafted and spending 2 years in the Army to meeting his wife Liz. He continues to regale fans with his ascent of the Nose of El Capitan, the Salathe Wall, the Direct Route on Half Dome and other Yosemite firsts. And in 1963 he makes the first ascent of the Southeast Face of Mount Proboscis in Canada. The book concludes with Robbins' successful ascent of the North America Wall on El Capitan in October 1964.