Jonathan Knight, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Erik Solberg, June 20, 2008

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Title Jonathan Knight, Salt Lake City, UT: an interview by Erik Solberg, June 20, 2008
Alternative Title No.573 Jonathan Knight
Creator Knight, Jonathan, 1972-
Contributor Cooley, Everett L.; University of Utah. American West Center; Solberg, Erik
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 2008-06-20
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, ; Wasatch Range, Juab County, Utah, United States, ; Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States,
Subject Knight, Jonathan, 1972- --Interviews; Outdoor recreation--Utah; Mountaineers--Utah--Biography; Rock climbing--Utah--Biography
Description Transcript (42 pages) of interview by Erik Solberg with Jonathan Knight on June 20, 2008
Abstract Knight (b. 1972) was born in Twin Falls, Idaho. His first exposure to the mountains was skiing and hiking in the Sun Valley/Ketchum area. When he was nine his family moved to Las Vegas where, despite missing skiing, he developed his climbing skills. He started climbing at sixteen during a family vacation in the Southern Sierras and improved his skills with his friend at the Craft Boulders and Red Rocks. While in Las Vegas he first encountered the issues between traditional climbers, like himself, and bolters. After taking the initiative to meet with groups of ""bolters"" he realized that the two groups, while operating under different philosophies, could coexist. At seventeen he moved to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah. Despite being disappointed at not being able to attend school in Colorado he encountered an active climbing scene in Utah with a diverse environment to explore. The Salt Lake area offered him a metropolitan area surrounded by continuous series of climbing opportunities. Interview is part of the Outdoor Recreation Oral History Project. Interviewer: Erik Solberg
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 800982
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