Steve Roper

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Steve Roper is a noted climber and historian of the Sierra Nevada in the United States. He along with Allen Steck are the founding editors of the Sierra Club journal Ascent.

Roper is the winner of the Sierra Club's Francis P. Farquhar Mountaineering Award for 1983.[1] He is also, with Allen Steck, the recipient of the American Alpine Club's Literary Award (1995).


Publications as editor[edit]

  • Roper, Steve; Allen Steck, eds. (1989). Ascent, Volume V. San Francisco, CA, USA: Sierra Club Books. ISBN 0-87156-701-6. 
  • Roper, Steve (2003). Ordeal by Piton - Writings from the Golden Age of Yosemite Climbing. Stanford, CA, USA: Stanford University Libraries. ISBN 0-911221-26-3. 

Notable ascents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sierra Club Awards - List by Award
  2. ^ Jones, Chris (1976). Climbing in North America. Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California Press. pp. 273–274. ISBN 0-520-02976-3. 
  3. ^ Roper, Steve; Steck, Allen (1979). Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. p. 219. ISBN 0-87156-292-8. 
  4. ^ Kor, Layton (1964). "El Capitan’s West Buttress". American Alpine Journal. New York, NY, USA: American Alpine Club. 22 (53): 79. ASIN B000FLCQEM. 

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