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Royal Robbins –
My Life:
Vol 1 - To Be Brave
Vol 2 - Fail Falling

In Volume One, To Be Brave, Robbins holds the reader breathless with tales of adventure. Climb step by step with Robbins on his historic solo ascent of Yosemite’s Leaning Tower. Discover how the young Robbins transformed himself into the master climber that he is today.

Fail Falling is the second volume in the series and tells Royal’s historic early first ascents, including Half Dome and Sentinel Rock in Yosemite Valley, and his daring climb of the Open Book route at Tahquitz Rock. It’s a swift, adventurous read that leaves you feeling as if you had accompanied Royal on his thrilling climbs.

May 27th, 2011 -
4:00 PM MDT
October 24th, 2011

Incremental bids must be at least $10 higher than the previous bid.
The high bidder on the last day wins, and has 1 week to submit payment.

Anyone can participate.

The books will be sent via registered mail.

All proceeds benefit the Highpointers Foundation. The amount donated is tax deductible beyond the ordinary value of the book; consult your tax professional.

Royal Robbins’ accomplishments as rock climber and adventurer are legendary. An early advocate of boltless, pitonless clean climbing, he did much to transform the climbing culture to minimize the human impact on the vertical wilderness and protect its natural features. As a rock-climbing pioneer, he broke through existing standards to create wholly new skill and difficulty levels. In the 50’s, 60’s and into the 70’s, Robbins established one daring new climb after another, among them many revered classics on Yosemite’s Half Dome and El Capitan.

For Robbins, the real adventure is the inner one. By focusing upon the minds, emotions, and spirits of those involved, he relates climbing escapades in terms everyone can understand.



Ends 4:00 PM MDT October 24th, 2011


Bid time and Date

Bid Amount


Roy Wallen - Winning Bid !!!

17:41, October 24th, 2011;


Roy Wallen

21:04, October 12th, 2011;


Dick Bourne

23:56, October 8th, 2011;


Roy Wallen

20:17, September 8th, 2011;


Dick Bourne

22:03, September 4th, 2011;


Roy Wallen

22:19, August 17th, 2011;


Dick Bourne

22:56, August 16th, 2011;


Roy Wallen

21:06, July 28th, 2011;


Starting Bid




Our thanks to Beckie Covill for the book

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