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PostSat Feb 17, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Jim Bridwell, a flamboyant and, some said, reckless climber who took daring routes up incredibly daunting mountains in Alaska, the Andes and, especially, Yosemite National Park, died on Friday in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 73.

Mr. Bridwell was one of the central figures among the renegade climbers who populated Yosemite in the 1970s, a group that became known as the Stonemasters. Hippie climbers, they were sometimes called, because of their long hair, the loud music they played and the drugs they sometimes took.

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PostSat Feb 17, 2018 6:58 pm 
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I met Jim in Camp 4 in 1974.  It was a pretty awesome place to be back then.
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I think he was among those that rescued the plane of dope that crashed back then.

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PostSat Feb 17, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
I think he was among those that rescued the plane of dope that crashed back then.

Yes he was!

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Watching Valley Uprising as I type.
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