Arthur Glenn Foster, Jr., helped to save S. Randolph Haynes from falling, Guadalupe, California, September 15, 1962. Attempting to climb the face of a steep rise, Randolph, 14, schoolboy, and a companion ascended 250 feet on a rocky ridge bordered by a shale gully 30 feet wide and then found they were unable to climb farther or to descend. His companion lost his hold and was severely injured as he slid down the gully. Arthur, 13, schoolboy, and a man climbed a ridge on the other side of the gully but were unable to cross the loose shale, which separated them from Randolph. Arthur then descended the ridge and climbed the gully, at the bottom of which there were dangerous rocks. Much loose shale slid to the bottom as Arthur climbed, but by moving cautiously only one hand or foot at a time from one outcropping of rock to another he ascended to six feet higher than Haynes. From there he was able to work his way 20 feet over the shale onto a narrow shelf almost vertically above Randolph, who said he could not hold on much longer. Arthur fashioned a line from some of his clothing and lowered one end to Randolph, but the latter felt he could not climb it . Another man then ascended the other ridge and made his way thence across the gully to a position 15 feet above Arthur. He lowered one end of a rope, which Arthur tied around an outcropping of rock. Arthur then lowered the end of the rope to Randolph, who tied it around his waist and by it climbed onto the shelf. Arthur untied the rope from Randolph and threw the end across the gully to the first man. The other man then lowered himself to the shelf alongside Arthur and Randolph. All three crossed to the other ridge by means of the rope, one end of which still was attached to the outcropping of rock. Randolph, Arthur, and the two men then descended the ridge.
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