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Playing Hooky from Work: A Solo Ascent of Geochronology Wall (I, C2, cl.3) - Click for details
 Playing Hooky from Work: A Solo Ascent of Geochronology Wall (I, C2, cl.3)
On August 30, 2011, I had a carpe diem moment. I had just acquired my first set of aid hooks and was desperately wanting to push myself in a crash course on hooking. Hoo...

by PellucidWombat
43,264 Sep 12, 2014 73
Death on the NW Face of Half Dome
by howie doin'
29,649 Oct 23, 2011 73
Superbalance (Polar Sun Spire, Baffin Island, April-May 2012) - Click for details
 Superbalance (Polar Sun Spire, Baffin Island, April-May 2012)
You can say that Zodiac is a piece of cake, but I was so proud, when I alone topped out in October 2006. I felt a certain calm contentment after my first climb in Yo thinking ...

by Regan
25,929 Jun 14, 2016 184
working of the first free ascent of Mescalito - Click for details
 working of the first free ascent of Mescalito
first a public service announcement: take your poop down from el cap. Here are many ideas on the subject of managing your poop on the forum or you can just buy a Metoliu...

by Chris McNamara
23,612 Apr 27, 2012 71
Not your typical Trip Report, RNWF of Half Dome - Click for details
 Not your typical Trip Report, RNWF of Half Dome
[photoid=420836]So I pretty much don’t even really know where to begin. This whole event and how it unfolded for us I still can’t even quite put into words. I guess I can star...

by Bivi Brothers
22,578 Sep 19, 2016 142
Half Dome with my daughter - Click for details
 Half Dome with my daughter
A fun time with my 12yo daughter on her first big wall (RNWF): http://vocr.sri.com/herson/climbing/tr/halfdome-kara.html -Jim ...

by Jim Herson
19,850 Dec 19, 2014 181
The Shield, 10/10, A Trip Report by John Fine and Mark Hudon - Click for details
 The Shield, 10/10, A Trip Report by John Fine and Mark Hudon
John and I each wrote our own feelings of the route. We've combined them here along with our photos and videos. edited by Pete Zabrok Mark: BIMD – meaning Back ...

by Mark Hudon
19,430 Mar 07, 2016 88
Mt Watkins near onsite free by Tommy Caldwell - Click for details
 Mt Watkins near onsite free by Tommy Caldwell
Tommy Caldwell texted me that he was in the Valley and psyched to climb. He had just finished his work for the season on Free Mescalito (he'll be back in the fall w...

by Chris McNamara
17,704 Jun 11, 2015 49
Lurking Fear solo - My first time up the Captain - Click for details
 Lurking Fear solo - My first time up the Captain
Seems like everyone’s in the Valley right now, which made me both jealous and psyched. Which led to finally managing to write up my trip report from last year. Better late tha...

by Jane Gallwey
17,616 Mar 23, 2016 140
Grape Race-Tribal Rite, Solo. 6/10, Trip Report - Click for details
 Grape Race-Tribal Rite, Solo. 6/10, Trip Report
I was having a bad day. The wall was so steep that the bottom of the gear rack hung eighteen inches away from the rock, and the two quarter-inch anchor bolts to which everyth...

by Mark Hudon
17,432 Aug 11, 2016 161
Yosemite Falls - The Middle Tier - Click for details
 Yosemite Falls - The Middle Tier
These are photos from a 2006 trip down the Inner Falls in Yosemite. Below is an overview of the route. We did it in late October, when the falls were dry: We decided...

by M. Volland
16,022 Oct 19, 2014 66
Complete Exum Ridge of the Grand Teton (III, 5.7) - Click for details
 Complete Exum Ridge of the Grand Teton (III, 5.7)
August 31, 2012 The weather forecast for today was not a terribly good one - about a 40% POP. Since Steph and I had already done the Upper Exum on different occasions,...

by PellucidWombat
15,911 Jan 23, 2013 15
Buttermilk Bigwall Bouldering Expedition - Click for details
 Buttermilk Bigwall Bouldering Expedition
I will admit that at times I have been accused of making fun of the small (very small) but growing subculture of the grand sport of climbing known as bouldering....

by climbski2
15,729 May 02, 2013 24
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
15,679 Mar 24, 2016 143
West Fork Ruth Glacier, Mt. Huntington East Ridge - Click for details
 West Fork Ruth Glacier, Mt. Huntington East Ridge
Trip: West Fork Ruth - Huntington E. Ridge Date: 4/1/1980 Trip Report: The 1980 West Fork Expedition The concept My first two expeditions to the Al...

by Alpinista55
15,573 May 13, 2014 110
West Face of Starr King - Hidden Gem of Yosemite - Click for details
 West Face of Starr King - Hidden Gem of Yosemite
One of the best climbs in the Sierra that sees relatively few ascents each year is right there in plain sight, visible from the Glacier Point road. Some consider it a Sierra c...

by qigongclimber
15,530 May 31, 2016 74
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
14,915 Aug 14, 2016 100
Half Dome - Regular Route - Big Backpack Strategy - Click for details
 Half Dome - Regular Route - Big Backpack Strategy
Part photo documentary, part mega beta pack, part Big Backpack Strategy handbook. Our goal was to climb Half Dome in two days without hauling. What to do? We went with...

by Danholio
14,726 Jun 09, 2015 57
Hans and Alex Crush The Nose Speed Record with Photos - Click for details
 Hans and Alex Crush The Nose Speed Record with Photos
I wanted to post this in a trip report so it doesn't get missed in a thread. Congrats Hans and Alex, you guys CRUSHED it!! That was way better than I expected. I th...

by the Fet
14,453 Jun 29, 2012 62
Max Jones and Mark Hudon climb the South Seas on El Cap. OCT 2011 - Click for details
 Max Jones and Mark Hudon climb the South Seas on El Cap. OCT 2011
You never know when your life is going to change. Everyday you wake up and make decisions and those decisions lead to other decisions. You may have plans for the day but...

by Mark Hudon
14,316 Sep 07, 2013 148
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