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The Route Developers of Muir Valley

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The five pioneers of route development in Muir Valley. (From left to right) Tim Powers, Mike Susko, Jared Hancock, Karla Carandang, and J.J. Jones. This team of hardy souls shed blood, sweat, and tears in Muir's early days, bushwacking back to the cliffs, discovering lines, cleaning off loose rock, dirt, and lichen, and installing rock anchors. Rick and Liz Weber, the then owners of Muir Valley—and the entire climbing community—owe these pioneers a huge debt of gratitude! Other developers followed these folks and, with a lot of hard work and huge generosity, also added their creations to the wealth of Muir climbs. 

Names Appear in no special order. Click on each photo to see more info.

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