Bill Ohran, St. George, Utah: an interview by Matt Driscoll, February 19, 2010

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Title Bill Ohran, St. George, Utah: an interview by Matt Driscoll, February 19, 2010
Alternative Title No.585 Bill Ohran
Creator Ohran, Bill, 1971-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Driscoll, Matt
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2010-02-19
Collection Number and Name ACCN 0814 Everett L. Cooley Oral History Project
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Date Digital 2014-06-11
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,
Subject Ohran, Bill, 1971- --Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (21 pages) of interview by Matt Driscoll with Bill Ohran on February 19, 2010
Abstract Ohran (b. 1971) was born in Provo, Utah, where he honed his skills, beginning in Rock Canyon. He benefitted from the guidance of Jeff Pedersen, with whom he would later run Mountain Works, a climbing gear shop located in Provo. Mountain Works responded to the need for specialized gear for sport climbers and, like Salt Lake City-based IME, served as a place for the climbing community to assemble to discuss gear and climbing beta. Bill discusses the developing popularity of sport climbing. He also shares his thoughts on the challenges and rewards of bolting sport climbing routes. In the 2000s, he moved to Saint George, Utah, with his wife and climbing partner Misty Murphy. Bill continues to be responsible for putting up well-thought of routes in such areas as Zion National Park, Utah Hills, and the Virgin Mountains. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: Matt Driscoll
Type Text
Genre oral histories (literary works)
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Is Part of Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project
Scanning Technician Matt Wilkinson
Conversion Specifications Original scanned with Kirtas 2400 and saved as 400 ppi uncompressed TIFF. PDF generated by Adobe Acrobat Pro X for CONTENTdm display
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Topic Outdoor recreation; Mountaineers; Rock climbing
Setname uum_elc
ID 799817
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