Most beer hauled up El Cap.


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Big Wall climber
Oct 15, 2012 - 06:03pm PT
is that bearded guy Ammon?

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.
lars johansen

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 15, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
I don't drink much any more but when I did I found that booze and pills were more efficient.


Trad climber
Cali Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Oct 15, 2012 - 09:21pm PT
zBrown - what is the most beer hauled down el cap?

Uhmn ... it works like this; Beer goes up, piss comes down!

Captain...or Skully

Oct 15, 2012 - 10:01pm PT
That's Ammon, Klaus. He was pretty fuzzy then.
I attended that occasion.
T'was the first Heart Ledge Kegger.

Pass the settling jug.

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 15, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
They are going to have start having AA meetings on el cap.

Works for me as long as I can bring my beer

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Oct 15, 2012 - 10:15pm PT
They are going to have start having AA meetings on el cap.

Great. A drinking team with a wall problem. :D
Andrew Barnes

Ice climber
Albany, NY
Oct 15, 2012 - 11:34pm PT
Andrew C.

I was sure someone had hauled a keg up there sometime. It was just a matter of time before the photos surfaced. Thank you.

I'm thinking probably a good place for a keg party is Mammoth Terraces. Really spacious, you can just crash there if you are too inebriated to rap down, all you need is your jugs and rap device for the commute.

Are there other nice ledges on El Cap that would be suitable for a keg party? Anyone?

Trad climber
Prescott, AZ
Oct 16, 2012 - 12:37am PT
Not the Caption, but Devil's Lake, Hilton's Buttress. 1985
Not the Caption, but Devil's Lake, Hilton's Buttress. 1985
Credit: PaulPeterson
Jim Pettigrew

Social climber
Crowley Lake, CA
Oct 16, 2012 - 12:45am PT
This thread is a crack up! Especially when you guys get to Burton and Sutton's all beer ascents. Harding dragged gallons (so the stories go) of wine up his everlasting first ascents! Whitey, Ed and I started dragging good whiskey and tall boys along to ease the cotton mouth from the bong hits!:)
Mighty Hiker

Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 16, 2012 - 12:48am PT
There was a full-on BBQ on top of the Split Pillar at Squamish some years back. Maybe the Bear has photos thereof?

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Oct 16, 2012 - 01:02am PT
Cobras were consumed, along with grilled veggies.
Cobras were consumed, along with grilled veggies.
Credit: mucci

Big Wall climber
loveland co
Oct 16, 2012 - 10:13am PT
On the first ascent of Mescalito we had 2 6 packs in the haul bags and we got Chuck Pratt to go and get us a case more, plus an ounce of good stuff.

Trad climber
ashland, or
Oct 16, 2012 - 10:31pm PT
Last June Matt "Lambone" Lambert, Joey and I hauled 27 beers up Zodiac. Caldera IPA's and Cobras-maybe a couple Rolling Rocks in for shits and giggles. All I know is that each night ended with a complete Pink Floyd album and some cold quality bevies with a bitchen view...

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 16, 2012 - 10:34pm PT
Most beer carried up El Cap......mega super, super yawn.
The Larry

Moab, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2012 - 11:54pm PT
Oh Jim.

Credit: The Larry

The Real Mad Dog

Gym climber
Napa, CA
Oct 17, 2012 - 12:07am PT
I once was cleaning up with others after an aborted attempt on the Nose (leader fell 30 feet above the base). Two haul sacks: one gear, one all beer. Now in Napa we'd do all wine. Of course, we'd never make it past Syckle Ledge, but who'd care?
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