Bob Kamps
A Tribute to Bob Kamps

August 23rd, 1931 - March 2nd, 2005

This site is dedicated to the life, times and memories of Bob Kamps


"Bob’s idea of hell was not being able to climb and not being able to work. His last day was just as he would have wanted it to be. He worked at home all day, accomplishing, as usual, a multitude of different tasks. In the evening he went to Boulderdash with Jim Wilson. He had a massive heart attack while making a move and was gone by the time Jim had lowered him. He died with his climbing shoes on. Everyone who knew him derives comfort from knowing it was the way he wanted it to be. But for those he left behind it was far too soon. Bob and I made jokes about our marriage on the rocks. I was the ultimate Kamps follower and his biggest fan. I know how blessed I was to share 46 years with a very special man."

Bonnie Kamps

Welcome to bobkamps.com,

The Climbs of Bob Kamps Climbing Database is Now Available! Come take a look and search through more then 3100 climbs that Bob did between 1955 and 2005 - Wow!

This is a site for family, friends, and well-wishers who want to pay tribute to Bob. However, as Bonnie has expressed, “I would rather it be a dialogue more than just a tribute.” She’s right! Bob was great for conversation and would have preferred we talk with each other rather than just about him.

If you haven’t had the opportunity yet, please take a few minutes to read through the Forum posts, register and begin the dialogue with the rest of our community. You may also wish to register in our Gallery. This will allow you to upload photos to share as well!

Please Note: The Forum registration has been disabled due to excessive spam. However, you can still read the posts. If you are a friend or family member of the Kamps family and wish to post to the forum, please contact the site Administrator at the following email address [ admin1 A-T bobkamps D-O-T com ]. Replace A-T with @, D-O-T with .

This web site is open-ended and belongs to the many people who cared about Bob. It will evolve based on your input and observations, so please contact the site administrator if there is something that can be added to allow you to share more fully in the on-line dialogue.

Visitors are invited to pass on a smile, shed a tear, share a laugh, and appreciate the beauty of Bob’s life and the connections he and Bonnie built, and continue to build, between us. Please visit often!


NOTE: You must be logged into the Forum before you can post to the Forum. You will also have to log into the Gallery before you can upload images to the Gallery. The general public can view both without registering or logging in.

The Forum and Gallery require separate registration. You may use the same registration information for both.

Due to the nature of the World Wide Web being what it is, any Tom, Dick or Sally with an internet connection can register and post anything, if you know what I mean. So, with that said, registration will at least allow some control over locking out the riffraff.

The Gallery will require an Administrative approval of posted images before they become viewable.

If you have any questions or observations, please contact the site Administrator.

Thank you for visiting and may the memory of Bob live on within all of us!

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