Widows Tears Ascent 1/13/13


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Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 15, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Extremely clever way to do a TR,and awesome send!!!!

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 15, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
talk about demonstration of how to HTFU! Thanks for doing this so I don't ever have to.


Trad climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
SUper proud send guys. Makin that thing look all Eigery for sure.

Supertopo at its finest. Yall probably poached it from some euro frenchies wearin matching full body suits and headbands. Way to rep-re-zent.

This photo is sooo full of stoke.
Credit: micronut
Full Value fer sher!

simply theresa

Jan 15, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Wow. An ascent by Greg and Jason on the 8th, Paul and Brian on the 13th and another party of 3 were on the route today (1/15)? Is that ascents 10, 11 and 12 then?

Congratulations to all!
Stewart Johnson

lake forest
Jan 15, 2013 - 09:44pm PT
we saw a party on the Widows Tears on the 12th also that makes 4 ascents
this year.
no woman has climbed any of these yosemite ice routes
which is unnaceptable and
why im still single!

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 15, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
Those two guys on the 12th were Kim Dao and Rick Harlin. I talked to the Daoist today he is one of my best buds and the guy I climbed my two el cap routes with way back when. It was so cool to share his story with him in a way that really touched me. My hat's off to all that got it done this time around. What an amazing climb.

Yosemite Valley, CA
Jan 15, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
That's amazingly cool and a route that I hope to do at some point in my life. That whole area up there is pretty unique and remote feeling. Most people don't notice how big the walls are because they're set back away from the road a good ways. It's basically the shady-side version of the Ribbon Falls Amphitheater. And the rock climbs up there feature some of the mildest temperatures you will find in the Valley during the height of summer.
Brian Biega

Truckee, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 15, 2013 - 10:27pm PT
Thanks Everyone!

Thanks for having the vision and making the write ups on the FA. It was great to read so much history before going up there and thinking about you guys sleeping on those ledges back then. Awesome!

For posting daily updates of pictures and information on the route.

Making for a pretty easy clip after seeing a buried ice screw on the 1st pitch in the dark.

And to those for breaking trail.

Cheers, Brian

fist clamp
Jan 15, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
Sliverstrand had a party top out before noon today.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 16, 2013 - 12:20am PT

When we arrived at the base, we found a beautiful 70 meter 8.1 mm rope which appeared to have been dropped which I coiled thinking we would bring it with us. Fat chance. Paul anchors in at the base of the route with that nice rope at his feet.

Hey Brian, I think that rope belongs to Kim and Rick from their ascent on the 12th. Kim told me about losing a rope near the top under some sketch conditions. If you care about getting it home, send me a PM, or is it still up there?

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 01:22am PT

Great to see your photos Brian ! Good job !
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 16, 2013 - 01:49am PT
Yeah, Flanders, think you've met the widow and her tears before....but I could be wrong.

Cheers to yo ascenders, great pics. Cheers. L.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jan 16, 2013 - 03:04am PT
Great stuff, Brian and Paul! Thanks for sharing.

Trad climber
Pollock Pines, California
Jan 16, 2013 - 07:40am PT
atta boys,

Trad climber
Jan 16, 2013 - 10:51am PT

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 16, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Let's keep this one on the first page Bump.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jan 16, 2013 - 04:20pm PT

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
Jan 16, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
Nice job lads..............

Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jan 16, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
Even mountain proj features you guys on front page!

Brian Biega

Truckee, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 16, 2013 - 07:05pm PT

We left the rope at the base. Maybe the rangers picked it up? I thought about hiking back up but had to catch my flight.

Chapel Pond, NY
Power Play & Big Brother. Chapel Pond, NY
Power Play & Big Brother. Chapel Pond, NY
Credit: Brian Biega

Cheers, Brian
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