Most beer hauled up El Cap.


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The Larry

Moab, UT
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 8, 2012 - 11:49pm PT
Speed records, yawn.

New free routes, whatever.

Whose got the record for most beers hauled up the big stone?

Ammon, Klaus?

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under the sea
Oct 8, 2012 - 11:52pm PT
Very good question....tucker been up there?
The Larry

Moab, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
No Dingus that sounds like a pretty standard rack.

Klaus, what's your rack consist of?

Edit: thx klaus
John M

Oct 8, 2012 - 11:57pm PT
Does in the body count? Or does it have to be in the haul bag?
The Larry

Moab, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 12:10am PT
Yeah, whiskey makes sense. More bang, less weight. It would be cool to have a haul bag cooler though with dry ice. Then just toss it off the zod with all the empties. It might get bootied though for all that deposit money. ;-)
The Warbler

the edge of America
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:13am PT
I'm gonna claim the prize for never taking a beer on any type of climb for 45 years.

Any you sissies got that beat?

Can't say the same for the hard stuff...

Boulder, CO
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:16am PT
Joto and I were always well supplied but probably knot much more than middle tier.
John M

Oct 9, 2012 - 12:18am PT
I think this guy had more then 3 beers in him before he started. Don't know how much he was hauling in the bag though.

lawrence kansas
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:23am PT

o.k also maybe a zima or two

A long way from where I started
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:25am PT
You guys are light beyond belief. True hardmen could drink so much beer on the ground that they didn't even have to climb El Cap.
John M

Oct 9, 2012 - 12:26am PT
that don't count towards the beer total? haha..

rick d

ol pueblo, az
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:53am PT
72 tall boys by Barry Ward and YB (Alan Humphrey) on Space.

They did not make the summit (that time)

Trad climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:11am PT
i think klaus is just being modest, he's gotta be the record holder right???
Credit: mctwisted

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Las Vegas, NV.
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:48am PT
Good thread.

When I was lugging gear for the show on New Dawn, Jon had a large backpack full of a couple cases of beer.

I know that was supplemented by at least 3 bottles of wine and various hard stuffs.

Still, I have heard tales of Ammon's "All Beer Ascents" and if you included pre hike libations I am sure he has the record :D

la la land
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:23am PT
Hmm think I summited once after bringin 40 24oz OE and a about 5 liters of liquor. Shorty route but good fun with the booze...


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los angeles
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:48am PT
All I know is Mike Flood did the first S7 on El Cap. He didn't sh#t for 7 days! Just drank beer the whole time. Not sure how many he had up there with him though....
captain chaos

Oct 9, 2012 - 04:44am PT
I'd have to say Burton and Sutton always had a fairly good stash... can't say how much, but you can be sure they never ran out. I never took count on how many we had when ever we went up there together, but it was definitely the bulk of our haul bag weight.


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Josh, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 05:45am PT
Sutton once told me the story when he did an all beer ascent of the Nose!

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flagstaff arizona
Oct 9, 2012 - 06:18am PT
Thread drift: how about the record for hard liquor before a 20' boulder problem?

Big Wall climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
Credit: kaitb

Ammon and I took up quite the load on my first big wall and El Cap route: Mescalito. I believe it was 66 cobras.
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