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Half Domes RNWF: The day we found that pitch 11/12 was missing - Click for details
 Half Domes RNWF: The day we found that pitch 11/12 was missing
July 5th, Scott Sinner and I woke up at 3:45 am for a car to car ascent of Half Dome's RNWF. This would be my 3rd time up the wall, Scott's first. Arriving to the base of...

by drwb
10,856 Jul 23, 2015 35
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
10,677 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
10,590 Apr 16, 2014 38
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
10,509 May 11, 2016 138
The Nose Of El Capitan -Party of three, Leave no trace - Click for details
 The Nose Of El Capitan -Party of three, Leave no trace
Background: Three years ago, I entered Yosemite Valley on a backpacking trip with friends, spotted El Capitan and knew that someday I wanted to climb The Nose. I by no mean...

by JSpencerV
10,491 Apr 23, 2014 54
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
10,278 Apr 27, 2015 53
Keeler Needle-  Blood of the Monkey VI, 5.12 -16 pitches F.A. Moser, Ness: May 28, 2012-June 6, 2012 - Click for details
 Keeler Needle- Blood of the Monkey VI, 5.12 -16 pitches F.A. Moser, Ness: May 28, 2012-June 6, 2012
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by Myles Moser
10,239 May 31, 2016 86
Spire 4 - Click for details
 Spire 4
I am showing my son how to post a TR. We will work on it for the next couple of days. We went to far up the wrong way, but we still stopped to look at the Gill arrow. This ...

by mike m
10,203 Feb 15, 2016 135
A rookie’s solo ascent of the Zodiac - Oct 2012 - Click for details
 A rookie’s solo ascent of the Zodiac - Oct 2012
"Living proof that big wall climbing is 100% persistence.” - Joe Simonsen Day 1… I forgot my pants. -------------------In 2008, I had the privilege of meeting Steve ...

by yellow mzungu
10,088 May 13, 2016 123
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
10,034 Jan 26, 2015 31
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
9,978 Nov 25, 2013 77
Half Dome NW Face - The Good, The Bad, and The Obsession With Bivying on Big Sandy - Click for details
 Half Dome NW Face - The Good, The Bad, and The Obsession With Bivying on Big Sandy
Big wall lesson number one and meeting some cool people on the NW Face of Half Dome. It was one of those moments when you’re there at the base of a long route and a mount...

by TripleS_in_EBs
9,960 Dec 05, 2014 58
Dru Couloir Direct : First Ascent 1977, Tobin Sorenson and Rick Accomazzo - Click for details
 Dru Couloir Direct : First Ascent 1977, Tobin Sorenson and Rick Accomazzo
We were ecstatic when we reached the Breche (the snowy saddle between the Grand and Petit Drus), and I made Tobin stop, so I could get the camera out and snap...

by Rick A
9,833 Jun 02, 2016 65
Mark Hudon is a Liar:  A South Face of The Column Trip Report - Click for details
 Mark Hudon is a Liar: A South Face of The Column Trip Report
It's 9:02 am and I want to vomit. I want to scream like a schoolgirl and pound my torn and sore fists against the belay and shake my head and cry. One stupid, unforgiveable...

by micronut
9,791 Dec 14, 2013 57
Team GREENE.....the search for Matthew continues in the Ritter Range..... - Click for details
 Team GREENE.....the search for Matthew continues in the Ritter Range.....
“Grandchildren are the crown of old men….and the glory of sons, is their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6 My searches for Matthew Greene late last summer were wrough...

by Cragman
9,671 Jul 31, 2014 110
Half Dome Reggae and El Cap West Face Free In-a-Day - Click for details
 Half Dome Reggae and El Cap West Face Free In-a-Day
What a Long Strange Trip Report It’s Been: Half Dome Regular Northwest Face (the Reggae Route) and El Capitan’s West Face—Both Free in a Day This trip report tell...

by Andy Puhvel
9,547 Mar 25, 2015 71
Zenyatta Mondatta-Solo, June 2011 - Click for details
 Zenyatta Mondatta-Solo, June 2011
I need to thank John Fine and Mike O. for a bit of proofreading and both suggesting that I work harder and make the story more compelling. My life for the last year has been p...

by Mark Hudon
9,430 Oct 29, 2012 84
Matthes Crest - S-N Traverse (III, 5.7) and Full Traverse (IV, 5.8) (Photo TR) - Click for details
 Matthes Crest - S-N Traverse (III, 5.7) and Full Traverse (IV, 5.8) (Photo TR)
Matthes Crest is pure Type 1 fun and a must-do for anyone climbing in the Sierra. The northern section is even better than the more popular southern section, although it is mu...

by PellucidWombat
9,414 Jun 30, 2015 44
Searching for Matthew....and making some poor judgements..... - Click for details
 Searching for Matthew....and making some poor judgements.....
Summer in the high Sierra is such a fleeting thing. Seems like if you blink, you miss it. We locals joke that we actually have only two seasons up here....winter....and prepar...

by Cragman
9,353 Dec 13, 2014 77
Climbers save their country! (Yes this is damn on-topic) - Click for details
 Climbers save their country! (Yes this is damn on-topic)
Werner is right. You Americans are stupid. So let this be a wakeup call. Climbing isn't just a hobby. It is the real deal. It is more important than online wanking about polit...

by Ghost
9,155 Apr 19, 2015 123
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