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Watch Vintage Ron Kauk Footage in Yosemite

Ron Kauk was one of the Stone Masters who established and pushed climbing in Yosemite for a number of years.

In this film, Kauk and Rick Ridgeway free the Rostrum, but we also get to see the Camp 4 training grounds.

Kauk slacklines, hangboards and does laps climbing a ropes, all while wearing high socks. Will the socks make a comeback? Kauk sent one of Yosemite’s hardest routes in 1996 called Magic Line 5.14.

Vintage Ron Kauk