Among Robbins’ many daring exploits are the first-ever scaling of Yosemite’s famous Half Dome face in 1957, and his historic ascents of El Capitan and the Leaning Tower.
It was on these granite towers that Robbins invented his own form of rock climbing – environmentally friendly, personally challenging and “extreme.” The rock faces he climbed were preserved and not scarred by pitons and bolts that were typically used by climbers. Robbins forever changed the ethic of climbing worldwide.
Less known but equally remarkable, Robbins transferred his skills from climber to adventure kayaker, making first descents of the headwaters of major California rivers such as the San Joaquin, Kern and Kings.
Following the program, Robbins will sign copies of his new autobiography, “To Be Brave. My Life: Volume One,” published by Pink Moment Press.
This is a rare chance to meet and be inspired by one of America’s most extraordinary adventurers. For more information, call 925-516-3540. REI Brentwood is located at 2475 Sand Creek Road in the Streets of Brentwood lifestyle center.