What is the largest El Cap team age spread?

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Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 14, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
of legitimate partners, someone who contributed to the ascent, not just jugging the whole thing.
Cheyne and I are 35 years apart.
Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
Paul GAGner is 42 years older than me.

BTW Mark...I nominate you and Max as the SHORTEST El Cap Team!

Well...unless there has been an all midget ascent!

WOO HOO!!!

:-)

J
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
I am almost 52. My other me is 13.

So there's almost 40 years when I'm by myself......





But Jeremy's mom? mmmmmmm good.....
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 01:41pm PT
No way, Jeremy, Gagner is younger than me and you are older than Cheyne!

Max is not tall, he's about 5'8", but yeah, I bring the average way down.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
Eric Sanford, who I did the NA Wall with, and who probably never cracked 5'4" wrote about us in a Summit article "our combined height is no where near eleven feet and we both use half bags as comfortable sleeping bags…"
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
Yeah, Gagner is 85.....

Jeremy needs to back off the Modus.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
Apparently ot the largest, but for reference:
Gerry Bloch 81, Mike Corbett 45, spread of 36, in 1999 - not much different than Mark and Cheyne!
Hans Florine 37, Scott Cory, 11, spread of 26, in 2001.

[sorry, I did not see the "legitimate partner" qualifier]
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
Wow, 81, that's impressive.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Nov 14, 2012 - 01:55pm PT
Most female teams beat short male teams for minimum stature.

Have Jim and Cara H. done El Cap yet?
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:04pm PT
I don't think Jim and Kara have done El Cap yet, other than the West Face, and a run up to the Stovelegs where there was a a traffic jam of other parties. Their age spread is somewhere in the 30s, I think.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 02:08pm PT
So what about the oldest team of two?
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:13pm PT
Probably a couple of grizzled Germans on the Nose who didn't check in or consider themselves old.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 02:17pm PT
Melissa, do you still have that hook?
Greg Barnes

climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
Reminds me of driving a 4x4 road into southern Death Valley when I was 15 - my grandmother was driving the other 4x4 and she was 81, my dad thought we probably had the oldest & youngest ever to drive that road, let alone at the same time!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 14, 2012 - 02:19pm PT
I heard that Eric Pearlman & partner have the record for oldest team of two.

I remember that Summit article. I have the issue in storage
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 02:40pm PT
I know Eric really wants to get the oldest NIAD ascent with both climbers over 60 but I don't think it's happened yet.
micronut

Trad climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
I wonder what the largest spread in IQ's is for a team.

I'm a 182. Mark? Please say we aren't gonna break the record this Spring.
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Nov 14, 2012 - 03:22pm PT

Paul GAGner is 42 years older than me.

HOH MAHN!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 14, 2012 - 03:25pm PT
Uh, ah, we'll. I like eggs!
ec

climber
ca
Nov 14, 2012 - 03:33pm PT
Bloch, a pioneering climber BITD, did jug his last ascent. Disqualified from thread.

 ec
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