Gordon Bates Photo Member #: 57
Member Year: 1975
Gordon Bates
Bio Summary
Community Activity Summary
Occupation Summary
UPS Driver in Montana for 30 years Gordie and Pam are both Equestrian Reining competitors
AdAmAn Service
Gordie was hauling firewood and supplies for the club from the time he was a small boy, in his words, serving as his father's "pack-horse." In 1972, Gordie and his Dad were two of the five who reenacted the climb of the frozen five 50 years earlier, in a one day climb up the COG route.
Raising quarter horses for reining competition
Climbing Experience Summary


Bio Detail
Community Activity Detail
Occupation Detail
Equestrian reining competition essentially shows off the skills and athletic abilities necessary in the working ranch horse but does so within the confines of a show pen.  Since 2000, Gordie has trained his own quarter horses for this precise, fast-paced, resistance-free sport.
Climbing Experience Detail


Memories From First Climb
Memories From First Member Year
Gordon climbed 8 times with the club, the last time in 1976.   It was his 1975 member-year climb when the club’s fireworks provided the first official event of Colorado’s celebration of the state’s centennial and the nation’s bicentennial.
Memories of Family

Gordon's brother, Bernard, also climbed six times with the club in the 1970s.

Favorite Memories from Climbing Fourteeners
Memories from Favorite Mountain Climb
Memories of Favorite Gear
Memories of Worst Gear Failure