Rock Fall, El Capitan 11.11.10

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CF

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 11, 2010 - 03:27pm PT
There was a rock fall in the Horsetail Falls area today around noon that kicked up a huge cloud of dust that I could see from Yosemite Lodge. By the time I got down there the cloud had moved east into the valley. Did not hear of any one getting hurt.

Hopefully Tom will have some good photos later!

Dust cloud moving east into Yosemite Valley.
Dust cloud moving east into Yosemite Valley.
Credit: CF

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Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Oct 11, 2010 - 03:29pm PT
nice shots chris. Is that fresh white debris below your circle?
Buju

Big Wall climber
the range of light
Oct 11, 2010 - 03:31pm PT
WOW!!! I hope Tom was able to capture it!\
CF

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2010 - 03:34pm PT
I have heard that has been a active area so not sure about the white destroyed area below. It did look very fresh and it looks like rocks came all the way down the slabs onto the area left of Demons Delight.

East Buttress climbers beware.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 11, 2010 - 03:37pm PT
11/10/10, or, in the US, 10/11/10?
Cpt0bvi0u5

Trad climber
Merced CA
Oct 11, 2010 - 03:42pm PT
Glad to see it wasn't on a heavy traffic area of the wall. Sure it gave those climbers to the side a hell of a scare though
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Oct 11, 2010 - 03:43pm PT
What's up with regan?

is that the waterfall route?

Shudder......
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Oct 11, 2010 - 03:54pm PT
Damn, I was there photographing until 11:15.. that's a big one... glad nobody got hurt, or worse..
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Oct 11, 2010 - 03:56pm PT
Everyone ok?
Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Oct 11, 2010 - 03:56pm PT
Pretty good size one thats for sure
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Oct 11, 2010 - 04:50pm PT
anybody got a shot of the same area before the fall? Would be interesting to compare.

Was the fall on any established route?
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Oct 11, 2010 - 04:59pm PT
That was another large rockfall on Saturday, Oct 9, that came from high up above what I believe is the Good Book area west of Camp 4. There is a huge white scar visible up there and it came down from there and I thought was going to reach the road but must not have as I never heard sirens or about any road closure but there was a heck of a dust cloud as I viewed it from Yosemite Point.
fattrad

Mountain climber
GOP Convention
Oct 11, 2010 - 05:10pm PT
Gee, and I'm getting a geology lecture from Greg Stock on Sat. morning 10/16.


The evil one
CF

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2010 - 05:13pm PT
Same area from 2/09
Credit: CF
corniss chopper

Mountain climber
san jose, ca
Oct 11, 2010 - 05:24pm PT
3 images from the web cam today




Buju

Big Wall climber
the range of light
Oct 11, 2010 - 05:27pm PT
nobody went to the clinic today(for rockfall related injuries)...hopefully a good sign!
Gene

Social climber
Oct 11, 2010 - 05:31pm PT
Regan on Surgeon General? Any news?
Tarz

Mountain climber
Calli
Oct 11, 2010 - 05:31pm PT
Can anyone tell me if this is near "Bad Seed". My daughter and a friend are climbing it this week. Maybe the two climbers show in the pic?

A concerned pops!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 11, 2010 - 05:36pm PT
Cool - thanks for sharing.
hb81

climber
Oct 11, 2010 - 05:46pm PT
Holy cow, thats a huge chunk. If you compare it to the size of the climbers in the picture, I'd say its around 50x50 meters.
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