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Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 1, 2010 - 07:49pm PT
Should'a named it Houlding the Pickles .



Hee hee hee.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 1, 2010 - 07:53pm PT
Har!
Rudder

Trad climber
Long Beach, CA
Nov 1, 2010 - 10:52pm PT
clever girl!
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Nov 1, 2010 - 11:31pm PT
Sounds like this is the only El Cap free route climbed ground up? My knowledge of the history of freeclimbing is poor, but their style seems bold and beautiful.
They worked the upper pitches from the top, over a lot of trips, for a long time. That doesn't get talked about, but it's part of the game. The redpoint ascent is doing the whole route ground up. That's part of the game as well, in order to be able to really say you freed the route rather than just doing a few dozen 1 pitch routes over the course of any amount of time.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:15am PT
congratulations on a hard won long term project.
Outstanding achievement....

Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 2, 2010 - 12:43am PT
> They worked the upper pitches from the top, over a lot of trips, for a long time. That doesn't get talked about, but it's part of the game.

It gets talked about on my page. :-)
twohearts

Trad climber
laguna
Nov 2, 2010 - 11:10pm PT
Very nice...Life further fullfilled in fantastic style!
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Nov 4, 2010 - 03:29pm PT
Looks like Climbing picked up on this:


http://www.climbing.com/news/hotflashes/houlding_frees_el_caps_prophet_513d_r/

(Stolen from the other thread...)
Brian

climber
California
Nov 12, 2010 - 11:25pm PT
Video

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=58828

Tami

Social climber
Canada
Nov 12, 2010 - 11:55pm PT
As a gal who is perimenopausal am I the only one who thinks it HILARIOUS that Climbin' mag calls the new news HOT FLASHES ??????????
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 12, 2010 - 11:57pm PT


RE: Houlding the Pickle

Tami I wish you hadn't said that: it's like getting Manfred Mann's "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" getting stuck in your head.

I think the route has to be renamed.


Dar
Buju

Big Wall climber
the range of light
Nov 13, 2010 - 02:31am PT
That looks beautiful!
Pierre

Big Wall climber
Sweden
Nov 13, 2010 - 09:53am PT
Don't think it is a ground-up ascent, met Leo on top of El Cap last year - he said he had been working on that line for a few years already.
They rapped in from the top, to work on pitches high up, on that day (may 2009).

Anyway - great effort!
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