Friday, September 19, 2014

Dean Caldwell, who climbed El Capitan in 1970, is at Portland Saturday Market every weekend

If you didn't attend the showing of the documentary Valley Uprising last night, you missed the story of our very own Dean Caldwell climbing Yosemite's El Capitan in 1970.  We don't know if one has to be crazy or immensely courageous to climb these very beautiful, vertical, and impressive granite walls.
Read Life Magaziene's article of Dean's drama. 

Valley Uprising was an extremely interesting documentary, showing the battle between those intense climbers, striving to be the first, best, or quickest to the top, and the park rangers, who were determined to enforce rules that restricted the freedoms of the adventurers who saw Yosemite National Park as their climbers' paradise.

Today, Dean has traded his climbing shoes for woodworking tools, as he creates inventive and practicle jewelry displays under the name Ear Nest.  His product's design is so original, it earned him a patent.

Every weekend, you can find him in the 200 row at Portland Saturday Market in Waterfront Park.

After buying one of Dean's jewelry displays, head north in the 200 row and check out Mesman Images' (space 216) Photography and Digital paintings.


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