Rock Fall, El Capitan 11.11.10

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T H

climber
Oct 12, 2010 - 03:15pm PT
McKenzie,
i hope you sold that to the fresno bee ---- nice shot!
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Oct 12, 2010 - 05:29pm PT
eKat yeah I missed him by a couple of weeks. That responsible Homeowner / business thing caught up with me as well. He really was / is excited about being back in The Valley

OK. . . misery loves company . . good to know I'm not alone!

REALLY STOKED that MyCappy got to go!

YAY!

eKat
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Oct 13, 2010 - 05:23am PT
crazy klaus

I hope no one was climbing on the slabs below!

crazy thing is I've watched people spend all day climbing those super low angle slabs, and then saw rockfall right afterward.
Luke Lydiard

Ice climber
CA
Oct 13, 2010 - 09:24pm PT
Another photo from Middle Cathedral.
El Cap Rockfall
El Cap Rockfall
Credit: Luke Lydiard
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Oct 13, 2010 - 09:36pm PT
Truly amazing, that considering the time of day, and time of year, nobody got the chop...
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Oct 18, 2010 - 08:58pm PT
Here are a few photos from last Thursday (10/14), before it rained. We were walking the base to look at rock types but decided to have a look at the rockfall area as well.


Credit: Minerals
Greg Stock, heading towards the fresh talus


Credit: Minerals
The rock scar from the base


Credit: Minerals
Looking up at the rock scar from directly below


Credit: Minerals
Fresh talus and mangled trees


Credit: Minerals
Looking down the fresh talus slope, towards the Devils Elbow and El Cap Bridge


Credit: Minerals
There was a layer of fresh sand that had accumulated right at the base of the wall. It appeared as though the sand had been blown loose by wind and then settled down the wall/slab


Credit: Minerals
Looking towards the Nose from the fresh talus field


Credit: Minerals
Another photo of the rock scar, as viewed from El Cap Bridge


The entire area was covered in rock dust although it has probably been washed away by now with the recent rain. While I was standing in the talus, we all heard a POP from above and I was running before I knew it! But only a few small rocks came down. Glad that those who were in the area when it cut loose are OK!

Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Oct 27, 2010 - 04:22pm PT
Credit: Minerals
Mr. Rockfall, assessing a fresh mini-crater at the base of the NA Wall, 10/14/10
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Oct 27, 2010 - 05:24pm PT
Nice post Jeremy!

I really dig the twilight/ solar eclipse effect as the dust rises & obscures the sun. Glad you guys didn't get the chop!
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Oct 27, 2010 - 05:40pm PT
I was prowling the Left Side when it happened(the bigger one), heard the roar, And saw the dust cloud come around the Nose.
A few days later, when we were up on Virginia & it rained, there was another rockfall(sounded big) in the night.
El Cap is a lively place.
Gene

Social climber
Oct 27, 2010 - 05:41pm PT
That rockfall would have scared the crap outta me. Glad all came through OK!

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Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Oct 27, 2010 - 05:57pm PT
Great shots, all.
At least I got to see Minerals(IN the Valley,too!!) & meet Greg.
Very cool.

throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 27, 2010 - 07:42pm PT
Rock slides are the Great Whites of climbing...always there...lurking... I remember climbing up on the cookie cliff slide not long after it happened. Snow white blocks and splintered trees. You could still smell the crushed pine. Awesome!
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Oct 27, 2010 - 07:48pm PT
Folks are already calling that one scar the Shark's Fin.
Adamame

Big Wall climber
Santa Cruz
Oct 29, 2010 - 07:55pm PT
These shots were taken from the 3rd belay of the South Seas route. I had the camera close at hand after the first rockfall five minutes earlier and was ready for this one. Pretty spectacular rockfall and quite a location to see it from.

Credit: Adamame
Credit: Adamame
Credit: Adamame
Credit: Adamame
Credit: Adamame
Credit: Adamame
Credit: Adamame
Credit: Adamame
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 29, 2010 - 09:16pm PT
It must have scared the crap out of anyone on Manure Pile - just down and around the corner.
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 29, 2010 - 10:10pm PT
I love the fourth shot where you can see boulders amid the dust...It would be cool to see some shots of the impact zone.
eKat

Trad climber
http://www.ecokath.com/
Oct 29, 2010 - 10:13pm PT
Yeah, throwpie. . . I thought the same thing. . . WHOA!

eKat
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 29, 2010 - 10:17pm PT
Check this out...I have never heard of this event on el cap
http://www.nps.gov/yose/naturescience/upload/rock-fall-ya-article.pdf
Gagner

climber
Boulder
Oct 29, 2010 - 11:26pm PT
Awesome shots Adamame - I can see exactly where we were standing at the base of ZM in your first shot - and from that shot it looks like we were way too close - yikes.

BITD - probably '80 or '81 - Barbella and I were, um, tripping around at the base of what became the AO Wall. We cruised over to the base of the NA and no sooner had we walked over there than a HUGE rockfall came down off the lower part of El Cap Tree - obliterating where we had just been 10 minutes earlier. Guess it wasn't our time........

Paul
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Oct 30, 2010 - 12:55am PT
Rockfall I observed from Yosemite Point on Oct 9. This rockfall had to come pretty close to the road.
Credit: Studly
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