When Big City Mountaineers and Mammut put together a raffle called Pitches With Pros last year, climbing icon and author Steph Davis was one of our most enthusiastic participants, donating her time to climb Castleton Tower with raffle winner Abbey Leroux.
Now, Steph has put together another fundraiser along the same lines — this time to help climbing legend Layton Kor, who went on an incredible spree climbing new routes in the American West in the 1950s and 1960s, putting up classic lines that still prove themselves as rites of passage to today’s traditional climbers.
Kor is in need of a kidney transplant, and Steph has teamed up with photographer/writer/climber Stewart Green to raise money to help pay Kor’s medical expenses. For a $25 donation, you can buy a chance to climb Castleton Tower’s Kor-Ingalls route with Steph, or climb a different Layton Kor climb with one of a host of elite climbers: Conrad Anker (South Face of Washington Column, Yosemite), Tommy Caldwell (Kor’s Flake, Lumpy Ridge), Jimmy Dunn (The Cruise, Black Canyon of the Gunnison) or Eric Horst (Kor routes in the Shawnagunks).
To buy a raffle ticket, visit www.laytonkorclimbing.com.