Widows Tears Ascent 1/13/13


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Trad climber
berkeley, ca
Jan 15, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Incredible send- way to be there and make the most of conditions! Congratulations.

Trad climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
So sick you guys! Awesome and proud send! Congrats!

Jan 15, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Awesome well done! Brian, it sounds like it was worth delaying your trip east...
the Fet

Jan 15, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
Fantastic Pics/tr. Please consider posting or linking to from the Trip Reports section so it's easier to find in the future.

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
HECK YEAH! Absolutely fantastic. Threads like this are why I am on the website. Excellent send!

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
Whoo hoo!!!!
Great stuff, guys!
There's only a few (ha ha), envious people that read your
Thanks for sharing!

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jan 15, 2013 - 03:54pm PT
Extremely clever way to do a TR,and awesome send!!!!

Trad climber
los angeles
Jan 15, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
hope some inexperienced wannabes dont get PSYCHO STOKED from this and jump on WT



Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 15, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
talk about demonstration of how to HTFU! Thanks for doing this so I don't ever have to.


Trad climber
Jan 15, 2013 - 05:18pm 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 - 06:19pm 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 - 06:44pm 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 - 07:18pm 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 - 07:23pm 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 - 07:27pm 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 - 07:29pm PT
Sliverstrand had a party top out before noon today.

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 15, 2013 - 09:20pm 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 15, 2013 - 10:22pm PT

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

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 15, 2013 - 10:49pm 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 - 12:04am PT
Great stuff, Brian and Paul! Thanks for sharing.
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