SENDING IT: Climbing El Dorado

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SENDING IT: Climbing El Dorado examines the unique and world-renowned climbing features perched along Hwy 50. The exhibition focuses on Lover's Leap, Phantom Spires, and Sugarloaf - three large granite outcroppings that attract climbers from around the globe. Taking a grass-roots curatorial approach, the exhibition combines community sourced photographs with images from the personal archives of legendary climber Royal Robbins, along with maps, ephemera, oral histories and video presentations.

In Their Own Words was filmed and produced by Stuart Harmon ( and explores the lived stories of long-time rock climbers in El Dorado County.

Climbers in order of appearance:

Aidan Maguire
Loren Christofferson
Katheryn Hughes
Ella Jones
Charlie Downs
Marc “Petch” Pietrolungo
Eric Barrett

Paul Crawford
Judy Huestis
George Connor
Bart O’Brien
Terry Levinson
Nancy Dunk

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