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A jumarless Nose with my Daughter. - Click for details
 A jumarless Nose with my Daughter.
Good times in the Valley with the kids: http://vocr.sri.com/herson/climbing/tr/niad-kara.html -Jim ...

by Jim Herson
11,018 Mar 15, 2014 123
A Week in Red Rock — A Photo Essay - Click for details
 A Week in Red Rock — A Photo Essay
Steve Molis and I spent a week in Red Rock in mid-March. We were a rather motley crew, since Steve, with a resume including the Diamond on Longs Peak and the Leaning T...

by rgold
10,722 Dec 18, 2013 130
Half Dome cables with an autistic boy--er, young man - Click for details
 Half Dome cables with an autistic boy--er, young man
Since our first trip to Yosemite in 2005, I've wanted to hike to the summit of Half Dome with my son, Carl. Now 16, Carl is autistic and has never spoken a word. One o...

by Damn this looks high
10,712 May 04, 2015 152
The Reticent Wall - Click for details
 The Reticent Wall
I believe that life is a journey, not a destination. Today’s modern society is structured in a way which makes it easy to live life without any obstacles. Sometimes we need to...

by Neil Chelton
10,698 Apr 02, 2014 45
Evolution Traverse: How I Owe it All to an Apple - Click for details
 Evolution Traverse: How I Owe it All to an Apple
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. - T. S. Eliot. My obsession with Evolution Traverse began three years ago whi...

by noriko nakagawa
10,610 Jun 10, 2015 97
Donini, Lowe, Kennedy, Lowe - Latok 1
by survival
10,330 Mar 27, 2014 65
Sandra and Big Mike's EXTREMELY //**LONG**// Facelift Odyssey!!! - Click for details
 Sandra and Big Mike's EXTREMELY //**LONG**// Facelift Odyssey!!!
This tale all started last year with one simple wish. Sandra opined at facelift last year, "I wish i had my car!" To which I replied, "if you want this broken back ...

by Big Mike
10,127 Feb 09, 2015 248
Crisis in Yosemite - My fall of a lifetime - Click for details
 Crisis in Yosemite - My fall of a lifetime
In late September, 2011 I took a 170-footer off of the Washington Column in Yosemite. This is my account of the experience that went terribly wrong. Fall climbing season...

by TBair
9,829 Jun 11, 2015 124
A search for Matthew Greene - Click for details
 A search for Matthew Greene
With all due respect to the family and friends of Matthew Greene….. The following report is factual, though the fact remains that no one knows where Matthew Greene wen...

by Cragman
9,777 Mar 19, 2015 74
Falling on the Nose: A Four Month Journey - Click for details
 Falling on the Nose: A Four Month Journey
Sometime at the end of May, my climbing partner, Zach, and I took our first attempt at climbing El Capitan and started up on the Nose. It did not end well. This trip report ...

by MikeDrake
9,769 Jun 10, 2015 41
The Nose in a Day, 10/09 - Click for details
 The Nose in a Day, 10/09
It all started in the Fall of ‘08 when Jay and Jeanette Rennenberg climbed the Nose. I hadn’t been up El Cap since 1979 and was really feeling the longing in my heart. I email...

by Mark Hudon
9,660 Apr 16, 2014 38
Solo on the Muir: via the YOSAR finish - Click for details
 Solo on the Muir: via the YOSAR finish
Time to think is a rarity in the modern world. Busy work schedules and increasing use of technology have worked incessantly to diminish our time for free thought and ...

by POTATO
9,647 Jun 03, 2013 77
The Bachar-Yerian: A Three Year Obsession Comes to a Close - Click for details
 The Bachar-Yerian: A Three Year Obsession Comes to a Close
I became aware of John Bachar in the winter of 2005/06. I had recently started climbing and bouldered poorly but enthusiastically in a Philadelphia gym a couple of times a we...

by Jon Clark
9,618 Jan 15, 2014 90
PIXEL-PUSHER GEEKS SCALE EL CAP - Click for details
 PIXEL-PUSHER GEEKS SCALE EL CAP
For the past 10+ years, I’ve lived in New York City as a city slicker. My relatively rugged upbringing in rural Lake Arrowhead, CA, has given way to weekly spa massages and a ...

by stratfordnyc
9,402 Nov 25, 2013 77
Gold Member II - A Wall of Solid 24 K Granite - Click for details
 Gold Member II - A Wall of Solid 24 K Granite
A week after the South Face of Watkins with Tommy Caldwell, i called up my longest-known climbing partner Mark Melvin. Mark is the guy who first took me up the West Face...

by Chris McNamara
9,234 Jan 26, 2015 31
How I Learned to Climb the NIAD in 3 Days and 2 Nights - Click for details
 How I Learned to Climb the NIAD in 3 Days and 2 Nights
Warning: zero-beta alert. In fact, there is nothing insightful about this trip report. Our accomplishment is tarnished by the fact that thousands upon thousands before us ha...

by tahoe523
9,133 Nov 11, 2013 69
Grand Teton Unroped - Click for details
 Grand Teton Unroped
Believe it or not, Grand Teton is easily climbed without gear. Most of the pitches described in the guidebooks as “5.7” or “5.8” would barely pass as a 5.4 if they were in l...

by Unlucky
9,116 Dec 01, 2013 97
Pursuit of Bluebonnet Tower and the Lost Crystal Cave, Sawtooths, Idaho. - Click for details
 Pursuit of Bluebonnet Tower and the Lost Crystal Cave, Sawtooths, Idaho.
Pursuit of “Bluebonnet Tower.” (and the search for the “Crystal Cave.”) Glissading firm snow and going “way too fast,” I tripped and did a couple of fast forwar...

by Fritz
9,091 Apr 27, 2015 53
Pyramid Peak:  Paul Ryan’s “Favorite Fourteener” or Fitness Fable? - Click for details
 Pyramid Peak: Paul Ryan’s “Favorite Fourteener” or Fitness Fable?
I was in Aspen for work recently, when it occurred to me that I might get away and hike something in the high peaks to get some cardiovascular exercise. From near town, ...

by Rick A
9,048 Oct 29, 2014 138
Half Dome Like You're Never Seen it Before - Click for details
 Half Dome Like You're Never Seen it Before
Interactive Half Dome Map App (Make sure to go full screen for the best experience. Zoom in, pan around, turn layers on and off, click photo icons to see image thumbn...

by PellucidWombat
9,012 May 09, 2014 39
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