Most beer hauled up El Cap.


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Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:14pm PT
Holy shit!

27 is my record. I know that's probably light duty...

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Oct 9, 2012 - 12:24pm PT
How in the world is Clance not mentioned yet?

I heard the Trons and Him hauled 3+ cs on Aquarian, then sent tracy down the ropes for 2 more?


Social climber
boulder co
Oct 9, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
I'm normally so wiped at the end of the day I only need one or two. I guess that means im light duty squared. Once because I can't drink that much and second because I can't haul it all. My preference is definitely scotch, way more bang for the weight.

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Oct 9, 2012 - 02:18pm PT
Still, I have heard tales of Ammon's "All Beer Ascents" and if you included pre hike libations I am sure he has the record :D

This is just Valley tales spinning out of control, the only time I didn't bring water on an El Cap route was the Zodiac... well, I brought it but didn't get to drink it. I wished I would have brought some beer that day.

I heard the same thing about Tucker back in the day and have always believed it. But, you know how rumors are...

Ice climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
Ammon is it true you took and duct taped 136 Slim Jims together and then coiled them in a Grade V haul bag and then filled the rest of the bag with Cobras and easy cheese cans?

Is it also true your camel back is full of whiskey not water?

la la land
Oct 9, 2012 - 03:28pm PT
Didn't Clance pitch of the American Zone pitch on Aurora all drunk? Took some huge whipper or something. How true is that story?

Stories of Klaus, Tucker, and Walt pretty much inspired me to carry all that OE to the base back when I was into that.

beef supreme

the west
Oct 9, 2012 - 05:11pm PT
how do you drink nothing but beer and not sh#t once in a week?
genuinely curious.... what about the 'beer shits' ?

Trad climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 05:13pm PT

Too darling!




Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 05:26pm PT
I thought I was tough for eating caffeinated GUs and nutella sandwiches. Talk about a buzz!

Don't even get me started on the Costco chocolate muffins.

Trad climber
Joshua tree ca
Oct 9, 2012 - 05:27pm PT
Beer is not the way on big wall or alpine sufferfests......The pros bring whiskey, ganja, and lsd.....That's the enlightened path........

On a side note beer and mushrooms are not the way to summit Ancient Art......
The Larry

Moab, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 05:37pm PT
HAHA!!! We could always try again...

Trad climber
Joshua tree ca
Oct 9, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
Jeremy you are correct we did have an acute case of pussitus......inflamed by sand, mud, and Larrys vomit....

We will do better next time using more pro grade tools.....

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 9, 2012 - 07:08pm PT
just askin' - were those containers all recycled or did some hapless Facelifter have to do it?

Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 9, 2012 - 07:13pm PT
My goodness, I had no clue. The most we ever hauled were tequila, limes and some cigars (which don't really count I suppose). I have a nice shot of me enjoying all three on Chickenhead Ledge. Good times...
The Warbler

the edge of America
Oct 9, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
Peyote - way more bang for the weight, senses sharpened rather than dulled.

All you light beer swillers should down a dozen buttons for the Big Stone.

The Great Spirit might visit you up there...
Gorgeous George

Trad climber
Los Angeles, California
Oct 9, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
A few years back on a miserably hot October day I was belaying some friends at the base of Triple Direct and struck up a conversation with an Australian who happened by and was amazed we were making an effort to climb da Captain. Over about a half hour I gave him a little primer on rock climbing, suggesting he take a course while in the Valley. Nice enough guy, he bade me farewell and left.

Couple of minutes later he yelled up to me "Hey, Ho Hey (Jorge), there's a beer coming up to you." I thought to myself, Oh, maybe the guy realized he should offer me one of the beers in his backpack and sent it up the gully with another hiker. Being barefoot at the time, I yelled Thanks and walked gingerly over the pebbles toward the trail to meet my benefactor.

Suddenly, a mid-sized BEAR came crashing in my direction, stopped in fright at seeing me in his way, then fled over the ridge in the opposite direction. As I too fled in fright now running over the same sharp pebbles inflicting great pain on my tootsies, I just yelled back to my Aussie friend, "It's BEAR, BEAR, not BEER, you idiot!"

That's my best beer climbing story.
Matt Thomsen

Big Wall climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 08:39pm PT
I have heard the story about Jake (bringmedeath) and Jamie doing plastic surgery disaster with a TON OF BOOZE!

I think they may have the record...

Social climber
Oct 9, 2012 - 09:11pm PT
I am amazed at how talented climbers can get while living off of what *should* kill a man.

Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Oct 9, 2012 - 10:16pm PT
I never did understand the attraction to swilling quantities of sh!tty beer while on a multiday route.

For that matter, I never did understand the attraction of swilling quantities of sh!tty beer at all.

I'm with Warbler on this one, there are better ways to enjoy what you really enjoy.
The Larry

Moab, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 9, 2012 - 10:30pm PT
So says you.
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