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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 6, 2012 - 09:25pm PT
What were the highlights of Yosemite Valley climbing in the decades of the 80's, 90's and 00's?


Lynn Hill frees the Nose and does it free in a day in the mid-90's

what else?

Eric Kohl's amazing aid lines?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Feb 6, 2012 - 09:32pm PT
If you remember the 80's in yosemite, you weren't really there....
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 6, 2012 - 09:38pm PT
Ed:
Bachar and Croft doing El Cap and Half Dome in a day sure has to be a highlight.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2012 - 09:43pm PT
freeing Salathé Wall
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 6, 2012 - 09:44pm PT
Croft's free solo of Astroman in 1987.

FA of Golden Gate, Alex Huber, 2000

Bachar/Croft Nose/RNWF in a day, 1986

Dean Potter/Tim Oneill HD, Watkins, El Cap in a day
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 6, 2012 - 09:45pm PT
The Nose is less then 4 hours.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2012 - 09:50pm PT
some of this was covered in the Breedlove thread:

Sorting out late 70s Valley climbing
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2012 - 09:55pm PT
first 5.13 1977 The Phoenix?

first 5.14?

first 5.15? (has there been?)
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 6, 2012 - 09:58pm PT
I believe Ron's Magic Line was the first 5.14 pitch in the Valley, 1997.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2012 - 10:09pm PT
Camp 4 in the National Register of Historic Places
nutjob

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Feb 6, 2012 - 10:11pm PT
Gullich free solo of Separate Reality 1986

For the 10's:
 Honnold free solo of RNWF HD
 Honnold free solo Phoenix

Not explicitly climbing related, but the flood of 1997 was pretty cool
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Feb 6, 2012 - 10:13pm PT
Munge gets back into aid, EPIC YO!


Bouldering goes off in the Valley and it becomes a destination for hordes that never tie into a rope. Camp 4 is no longer just a place to train for the bigger stone.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Feb 6, 2012 - 10:22pm PT
Complete ascent of Sentinel Falls, Walt & Kevin, 1988.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 6, 2012 - 10:25pm PT
The law suit and related actions that saved Camp 4?

The start of Yosemite FaceLifts? (~ 2003)

The headline in the magazine "Yosemite Valley No Longer Centre of Climbing Universe, In Fact It Never Was!" (several occasions)
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 6, 2012 - 10:35pm PT
FA Southern Belle, Dave Schultz, Scott Cosgrove, 1988
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 6, 2012 - 10:41pm PT
Any magazine which can't manage to spell "center" correctly in a headline carries scant credibility,


Don't you think, Anders?
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Feb 6, 2012 - 10:44pm PT
The English speaking world spells it "centre". Those who speak and write the US dialect spell it "center".

As for the proper pronunciation of "roof"...
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
Feb 6, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
Just "yank"in' yer chain, eh
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
Hans Florine speed records

Tim O'Neill, Dean Potter 2000 triple linkup HD, EC & Mt. Watkins
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Feb 6, 2012 - 11:13pm PT
Jeff Smoot's pathetic article "The Valley Syndrome" appears in print, 1986.
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