Just to recap, I am looking for an *old* photo or poster that Yvon Chouinard was part of. The poster shows climbers stretched out on (what appears to be) vertical rock. One of the climbers is a dog, and you realize the vertical rock is just a driveway.
Since beginning my search, I've learned a few more things:
1. Tom Frost was the photographer
- This is the same Tom Frost who co-founded Chouinard Equipment with Yvon
- Tom is now behind a couple of companies: Frostworks (www.frostworksclimbing.com) and Chimera Lighting (www.chimeralighting)
- FYI, I've tried to contact Tom at both companies, and I haven't heard anything back yet
2. The photo has an interesting history
- The photo was a based on a Monty Pyton skit called, "Climbing the North Face of Uxbridge Road"
- The photo was used as an advertisement for "West Ridge Sports", who distributed Mountain magazine
- Chouinard Equipment and Class V Equipment may have also used the photo
- The photo was captioned, "Traversing off the Dog Leg"
- Yvon wanted to use the photo for a forthcoming book, but neither Patagonia nor Tom Frost could locate it
- At one point, it was on display (in large format) at a Great Pacific Iron Works store
Any help you all can provide is *very* appreciated. The reason I'm looking is that I was taught to climb by an "old timer", and I think the poster, suitably framed, would really be a great gift to him. Even if you have no idea where to get a poster, a scanned version of the advertisement or even just more research details would really be helpful.