WATCH: The Gathering Place — Steve Hyde Posted on August 20, 2020 - 2:29pm Filed under: Cal CultureRelated topics: CalUniversity of CaliforniaCalifornia magazineBerkeley AlumniUC BerkeleyBerkeleyPat JosephSteve HydeIndian Rock ParkThe Pitrock climbinggeologyNorthbrae DistrictadventureNatureYosemiteCragmontboulderingMortar Rock ParkFree SolodocumentaryOhloneOhlone tribeMuwekma Ohlone TribeNative AmericanNative American tribesindigenous people Share this article: Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit Comments Gerald Gray replied on June 28, 2020 - 11:06am Permalink I am part of the class of 1957. I also climbed 1954-64, keeping in shape on Berkeley rocks for bigger efforts in Yosemite, the Sierra and the Rockies. I left forggg the Civil Rights Movement. I also lost 3 friends to climbing in that 10 years. I became a psychotherapist and for 30 years have worked with refugee survivors of torture. I have since come out largely against climbing, in an article in a memoir called “Why Mallory Died on Mt. Everest”. The UC Library may have a copy, or you can get it from me for $10. Good luck, in any case. Barbara Brower replied on September 6, 2020 - 8:48am Permalink Sweet little film! In the 1930s segment, that first climber is (I think) Lois Leonard, wife of Dick who’s seen a minute later rappelling and demonstrating the dynamic belay he invented; my dad belaying Barbara (Norris) Bedayan, I think—wife of Raffi who invented the carabiners in use when I climbed as a kid on Indian Rock. It would be nice to add an epilogue, with Brown Girls Climb taking their turn to appreciate this meaning-and-history-charged piece of Berkeley.