Jim “The Bird” Bridwell Passes

The legendary Yosemite climber Jim “The Bird” Bridwell died in Palm Springs, California, today. He will be remembered for his contributions to not only Valley climbing—some 100 first-ascent free climbs plus A5 big wall routes on Half Dome and El Capitan—but also cutting-edge alpine routes from Alaska to Patagonia.

His climbs were truly inspirational.

Obituary: Jim “The Bird” Bridwell (1944-2018)