How many people get up El Cap on their first attempt?

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jurach

Big Wall climber
sacramento, ca
Nov 17, 2012 - 05:50pm PT
Nose, first try. Zodiac, first try. Shield, first try. Salathe, well, still working on that one.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Nov 17, 2012 - 06:38pm PT
Mark gets credit for the pinkpoint, anyway. Heck, this is just a game and everyone seems to play by different rules. I would have considered it a great acomplishment, and leave it to others to decide if I got the route clean, etc. If you're not climbing at the level where you fail sometimes, then you're not challenging yourself. Nothing to be ashamed of.

In the "Portrait of the American Climber" trailer, they say Jim Erickson slipped one time on his attempt to free the RNWF of half dome, and considered it a failure. I guess it was, then. It's up to him what he was trying to do.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Nov 18, 2012 - 12:20am PT
Hey Mark Hugedong,

Why don't you just tell it like it is? You have climbed 7 and 24/26ths El Cap routes without bailing!

{wink}
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:36am PT
Ha, yeah, there ya go!
Cheche

Big Wall climber
Mexico
Nov 18, 2012 - 01:55am PT
Triple direct ,1 of june 1973.
First attempt.
Mexican expedition
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2012 - 03:15am PT
One hundred eighty-five posts.

Warren, Wayne, and George.  Oh happy day!
Warren, Wayne, and George. Oh happy day!
I give you George Whitmore, who, I believe, only took part in the very last "send" (for lack of a better term) of the FA of the Nose.

This would entitle him to the faint praise of the first of you all.

Please, Fossil Climber, Steve, Clint, Ed, any or all, correct me if I err.

Otherwise, would it be "the man," Joe Fitschen?

It's late, and I really don't feel like checking this out for myself.
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