Kate and Madaleine complete team free ascent of Freerider

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cultureshock

Trad climber
Mountain View
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 7, 2010 - 02:11pm PT
As was hinted in the El Cap report Kate Rutherford and Madaleine Sorkin were up on the big stone climbing Freerider.

Looks like they sent! Here are some links and photos. I'm sure there will be more info coming out in the future.

Bad Ass Ladies!
Madaleine and Mikey hanging out at the block.


Kate on the left having sent the Freerider roof traverse to avoid the Salathe headwall



http://katerutherford.com/?p=411

http://madaleine.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/a-team-effort-on-freerider/

Photos (update):
http://mikeyschaefer.photoshelter.com/gallery/2010-06-22-Kate-and-Madaleine-on-FreeRider/G0000zTjsSw9YM7I


 Luke
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jul 7, 2010 - 02:13pm PT
That is so fricken cool!
seth kovar

climber
Bay Area
Jul 7, 2010 - 02:20pm PT
Awesome!!!!! Good stuff, congrats!!!!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Jul 7, 2010 - 02:48pm PT
Yowza!!

anybody climbing that thing is hard, ive already had it in my mind that these gals are insanely strong.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Jul 7, 2010 - 02:52pm PT
good work ladies.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 7, 2010 - 02:53pm PT
Congrats! They're a class act.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 7, 2010 - 03:13pm PT
pretty badass!
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Jul 7, 2010 - 03:14pm PT
I appreciate the honesty about the details of their ascent. It makes me respect them and their climbing more.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jul 7, 2010 - 03:33pm PT
Great job on the ‘princess cruise’. Freeing El Cap is one of the most amazing things people can do.

Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Jul 7, 2010 - 03:36pm PT
Way Cool. Great Job
yogiclimber

Social climber
NorCal
Jul 7, 2010 - 06:28pm PT
That is AWESOME!

Very Inspiring :)

Mel
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Jul 7, 2010 - 07:09pm PT
http://archive.mikeyschaeferphotography.com/

'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Jul 7, 2010 - 08:00pm PT
Nice work, ladies. No doubt they chose Mikey because of his Long Dong. Ask him to show it to you sometime...
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 7, 2010 - 08:12pm PT
Holy!!!!!! Mikey's pics are really, really sweet!!!!!

Nice job to you too, Mikey!
Gene

Social climber
Jul 7, 2010 - 08:17pm PT
PTPP,

Shut up, K? There may or not be an inside joke there, but, come on, Pete.

g
blackguardx

Trad climber
Jul 7, 2010 - 08:37pm PT
Gene, the joke is that a "Long Dong" is a type of piton.
Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
Jul 7, 2010 - 08:40pm PT
Big congrats! Awesome effort!

Peter
Technogeekery

Trad climber
Tokyo, Japan
Jul 7, 2010 - 08:50pm PT
Well done! Nice read, excellent armchair climbing material :)

And Mikey's photos are sublime.
Paulina

Trad climber
Jul 7, 2010 - 09:59pm PT
Amazing photos and awesome feat! Thanks!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Jul 7, 2010 - 10:30pm PT
Wow. Fishing is easy here lately.

A Long Dong is a #9 Lost Arrow pin, but that's not what Mike uses. He has a short cheat-stick wrapped in white tape that has a carabiner on each end, which he calls his Long Dong. And since he is only about 5'4", we let him get away with using it every now and then.
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