March 21, 2014 |
This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak. Begin a counterclockwise tour of Stoney Point Park by entering the recreation area from Topanga Canyon Boulevard, near the steel gate just uphill from the horse stables. To your immediate left, you'll see climbers and climbing teachers working out on some of the lower-elevation rocks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 2003 |
Two rock climbers plummeted an estimated 600 feet to their deaths Sunday when an anchor holding them failed in a area known as Tahquitz Rock. Kelly Tufo, 32, of Anza and David Kellogg, 41, of San Diego were pronounced dead at the scene Sunday night by members of the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit. The men were climbing in an area frequented by experienced climbers because of the rocky, steep terrain, Riverside County Sheriff's spokesman John Kaiser said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 |
A man whose body was found hanging from a downtown Sacramento building Monday, nine stories up, appears to be a tagger who was attempting the vandalize the property, authorities say. The man had used rope to tie himself in a seated position like a rappeller, authorities said. The rope was tied off with a window washing anchor, and fire officials believe that that anchor could have held his weight. But they don't think he was a window washer. The Sacramento Bee reported that the man had two pieces of rope looped around his body in a style used by rock climbers.
July 26, 2005
Regarding "Edged Out" [July 19]: We all have to follow rules. If the rangers in Yosemite let the climbing population do whatever they want, they should also let other visitors do what they please. I don't agree with bums loitering in my local city parks. Why should I feel any sympathy for the climbing vagabonds of Yosemite? Kick them out. Gustavo Bahena South Los Angeles How pretentious of the rock climber who says rock climbers have a "special relationship to Yosemite" that others don't.
October 6, 1989 |
Ed Bannister climbs the walls at work. Not that he's bored stiff with his job. Bannister just happens to work at a place that encourages such behavior. And promotes it. Bannister owns a store in Chatsworth called Art of Climbing, which sells everything a climber needs to be fashionable on the rock and not fall off. But what makes it unusual is the floor-to-ceiling climbing wall that stretches 72 feet around the interior of the shop.
August 15, 1986 |
There are some people who just aren't content to find their thrill on Blueberry Hill. Driven onward and upward, they feed a continuing need for adventure by scaling unchartered cliffs with their bare hands, nothing to keep them from plunging into an eternal free-fall but their wits and their seemingly cast-iron fingernails. These would-be Spidermen are called rock climbers.