Edlinger's climbing style transcended sport to art


His appearance in the Gunks late in the summer of '85, after notables like Carrigan, Weigan, Sheppard and Gullich had already made their mark, impressed one young Gunkie more than the others. Though their climbing styles couldn't be any different, Scott Franklin started his tear after witnessing Edlinger.
Shongum ain\'t Indian,
it\'s Shawank-unk.