Most beer hauled up El Cap.


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Captain...or Skully

Oct 9, 2012 - 10:36pm PT
ANY amount of Cobras is light. That stuff is like hydration brew, or some such.
So, not so much. Olde E's on the Big Stone is the Standard.

Oct 9, 2012 - 10:39pm PT

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 10, 2012 - 12:10am PT
don't want to piss into the (parade, wind, somebody's grave .. ), but what is the most beer hauled down El Cap?


Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Oct 10, 2012 - 01:38am PT
Nobody ever carries extra food, water or beer down from the top. The polite protocol is the stash whatever you have left for others. Or, gorge and consume it, in situ.

Kait's photo is the best, regardless of the record for most beer. That is a great shot, and 100% indicative of what this topic is all about.

Klaus' well-informed comment about whiskey is spot on. You can mix whiskey with canned tomato juice, and wake up to a tasty Texas Mary. Or, mix it with Del Monte fruit cocktail to boost the evening calories. All you have to do is remember to bring extra water and vitamin C (necessary to metabolize that fiendish 101-proof Kentucky Straight). There is no cheating the haul bag, only bringing whiskey - you have to bring extra water and grapefruit.

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Oct 10, 2012 - 02:13am PT
A16 bomber hat! I've got one of those somewhere...

Social climber
Oct 10, 2012 - 10:31am PT
There's one in the back room at Nomad Ventures in Esco, I think...

Oct 10, 2012 - 05:48pm PT
Ian on da left...Heart Ledge Party, El Cap, 1979. Ian, ec, ed sampson,...
Ian on da left...Heart Ledge Party, El Cap, 1979. Ian, ec, ed sampson, dave ohst
Credit: Richard Leversee, ecjoe collection

one case, not OE, but it was on the house!

Heart Ledge party, bitd.

toast to Ian Gill, on the left.


Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 10, 2012 - 06:50pm PT
Had heard there were BBQs and beers BITD just above there on Mammoth..

Seems good to me.

Anyone interested in a quick run up the fixed lines .. a few friends cases of beer,, meat ?


Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 10, 2012 - 06:57pm PT
Only hauled whiskey, weed & women (WW&W)...and only skinny women at that! ;)

Oct 10, 2012 - 08:42pm PT
fsck, is that video relevant to this thread?

Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 10, 2012 - 10:00pm PT
ec - Precisely relevent! The d00d was drunk, so it is very apropos, imo!!

And that d00d (in the vid) was no n00b. I forget his name, but he had done something like 30+ walls! He wasn't even tied in, just tangled up in the rope! Lucky sucker!

edit: Chris (CF) filmed it! He would know all the details!

Trad climber
Oct 15, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
Why not just build a brewery or a Still? Then everyone could enjoy.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Oct 15, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
Tom put me onto Texas Marys, but on Genesis and Lost World we drank Kentucky Marys - Kessler whiskey and V8. If it's warm, you have to drink the whole bottle of V8 in about a day, otherwise it starts to ferment.

On Genesis I think we had a couple 2-4's. Plus some whisky, tequila, and about three bottles of wine. Oh! And of course, Sailor Jerry and Jumex cans.

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Oct 15, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
They sell Spicy Hot V8 (and the regular kind too) in 11.2 oz cans...I've got a 12pk in the car right now.

Spicy V8 cans, bottom shelf handle of vodka, worcestershire packets from the deli = Bloody Mary Wall goodness.

It would be hard to bet against Clance in this thread.

Trad climber
Oct 15, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
Chuck Clance easily has that record!

Ice climber
Oct 15, 2012 - 03:11pm PT
Catchup packs and vodka. Poor man's Bloody Mary.

Oakland California
Oct 15, 2012 - 04:11pm PT
Shaggy &#40;Brent Edelen&#41; and Andrew hauling a keg up El Cap, 1998.
Shaggy (Brent Edelen) and Andrew hauling a keg up El Cap, 1998.
Credit: AndrewC

Credit: AndrewC

Keg on Heart Ledge.
Keg on Heart Ledge.
Credit: AndrewC

Trad climber
morro bay, ca
Oct 15, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Two of us started up the Salathe with a case and a half of talls. Low on the route a German climbed up from below us to the belay and said with complete disgust that we had beer leaking out of the bottom of our canvas haul bag. We decided to bail since we were cutting it so close to begin with. More disgust from the German.

Trad climber
new paltz, ny
Oct 15, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
i did not drink when i did el cap back in the mid 70's but i did a cap and a stem before i led the cracks above the great roof on the salathe. back then the valley used to stamp the bottom of beer cans and soda cans so we used to pick the gabage cans to get at them and return them. some of the cans did not have the rubber stamp of half dome and yosemite 5 cent return so my friend clean dan went and had someone make and beer all around. so again back in 78 they did way with that idea and then the reclcling place had the idea to weigh cans and again he came up with the brillient idea to put a few pinches of sand in each can. those were the days. i think crusher might remember those days.

PSP also PP

Trad climber
Oct 15, 2012 - 09:12pm PT
They are going to have start having AA meetings on el cap.
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