ElCap Report 5/15/13


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Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - May 16, 2013 - 03:18am PT

Tom is back at it; nice photos and anticipation of the Donini/Lowe attempt on Nose-in-a-Day at ages 70/69.

Hobart, Australia
May 16, 2013 - 03:48am PT
Tom's photos just get better and better. Awesome!

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
May 16, 2013 - 04:11am PT
Thanks for letting us know he's back.
David D.

Trad climber
May 16, 2013 - 04:25am PT
Photo Credit: Tom Evans
Photo Credit: Tom Evans
Credit: David D.
This photo from the report is just beautiful. The composition with the three cracks and the climber...

May 16, 2013 - 04:54am PT
Tom's photos look extra-good. Am I imagining things or is he rocking some new kit?

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
May 16, 2013 - 06:43am PT

WOW. . . his photos are astonishing!


Social climber
boulder co
May 16, 2013 - 09:14am PT
Yeah baby!! wall season is on and the stoke is high!

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
May 16, 2013 - 09:17am PT
Ah yes, the voyeur is back at it.

If I were going up there I'd request that he never point his camera in my direction.

Just can't find privacy anywhere anymore!

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 16, 2013 - 09:24am PT
Amazing photos... quite amazing... as always.



Trad climber
CA Central Coast
May 16, 2013 - 09:48am PT
Yes ECR is back!!!

-Cubicle Puke

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 16, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Tom, is the man

Trad climber
Hankster's crew
May 16, 2013 - 11:08am PT
Thanks for making my hands sweat this morning!!

-Cubicle Puke_2

Big Wall climber
El Portal/Chapel Hill
May 16, 2013 - 11:10am PT
Welcome back! Thanks as always!

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
May 16, 2013 - 11:34am PT
There never was any privacy on ElCap as hundreds of Tourons are viewing the great rock on a dialy basis during the climbing season and they don't respect one's privacy! All that is required is an email to me saying you don't wish to be reported on or photographed and it is done... simple as that. Some people opt out for no reporting but yes on the photos... have it your way! Thanks to all who support the report and big wall climbing here in Yosemite!!
Photo gear is the same as last year... 600mm Nikon f4 with a canon T3i attached by adapter.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
May 16, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Thanks Tom, these photos always make me want to go to Yosemite and climb El Capitan. The view from my work cubicle is not nearly as good.

What about the old-guy nose in a day team? What are they waiting for? There's no time left for procrastinating.

Gym climber
May 16, 2013 - 11:49am PT
Holy Moly, is that some new camera equipment I smell?

Unreal stuff there.

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
May 16, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
Great to have you back, Tom.
I'll be sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for your reports!
I would donate this year, but I can't figure out how to get a six-pack in and envelope...

Big Wall climber
So Cal
May 16, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Yay! Tom is back! Thanks for all your efforts. Photos are amazing as always.

Trad climber
May 16, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
Yeehaw! Looking forward to the drama, the spray, the who's who, the who's not, the topouts, the fails and the bails! I know Lurking Fear is around the corner a bit...But hopefully we'll at least get mentioned when we go for our first ride up on the monster this summer!

See you there Tom,


Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
May 17, 2013 - 01:53am PT
Excellent pics as usual Tom.

Keep an eye out for my friend Leah, she'll be part of a team of three heading up the Nose shortly.

Trad climber
Jersey City, NJ
May 17, 2013 - 08:24am PT
Awesome Tom.
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
May 17, 2013 - 09:21am PT
Yeah! So glad it's back.

between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
May 17, 2013 - 11:00am PT
Just can't find privacy anywhere anymore!
Yeah! What the hell? I just want to crawl up the side of a cliff in the middle of the biggest National park clusterf*#k in the country and groove on the solitude. You're intruding, Tom.

Apparently this is necessary,
sarcasm: (a) form of expression of language often including the assertion of a statement that is disbelieved by the expresser (e.g., where the sentential meaning is disbelieved by the expresser), although the intended meaning is different from the sentence meaning.
The Warbler

the edge of America
May 17, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Your work gets better and better - great to see it!

You got some real nice glass going on there, and your compositions are really getting dialed in -

Thanks Tom

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
May 17, 2013 - 11:33am PT
Duh... there is no solitude next to a road where thousands of Tourons stop to look at the great rock, and watch climbers.... so .... get over it! Go climb Half Dome or a zillion other rocks here if you want to be stealthy. Reality... learn to deal with it. Make adjustments. And if the ElCap Report is not to your liking then don't read it! If no one reads it then it will go away. But, thousands of people seem to find it interesting enough.

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
May 17, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Hey Tom, have you seen Luke and Kieran lately? They were Canadians up on Salathe wall this past week. I think they may have had a beer with ya. Maybe they punted their electronic devices off the wall. Sunburst colored pig.

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
May 17, 2013 - 11:48am PT
I did see them after they did the LTower but I think the weather is putting them off for a bit now.
Big Mike

Trad climber
May 17, 2013 - 01:37pm PT
I'm pretty sure this is them Tom.
Tom Evans photo

here is their kit when Luke was packing

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
May 17, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
I like the sled full of weeds and that dog's virtual tail.
Big Mike

Trad climber
May 17, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
Iphone pano.. Does wierd things when people move ;)

Edit as for the sled, they are good for many purposes... ;)
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
May 17, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
Is that the beginning of the Shield headwall a couple of pix up? That was the route I always wanted to do.

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
May 17, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
It's Kieran leading over the big roof and looking up the Salathe headwall.
Big Mike

Trad climber
May 17, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Its Salathe. Apparently they sent and have returned to the valley!
Congrats boys!!

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
May 17, 2013 - 07:21pm PT
Glad to see the report is back.

Keep up the good work Tom.

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
May 17, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Yep... done and sent... talked to them this morning at the bridge.. they were impressed with the free climbing! Liked the route.

Trad climber
PDX, North Slope, The Open Road
May 17, 2013 - 08:45pm PT
That Dave Allfrey guy is pretty crazy... Hope him and Honnold blaze some new speed record...
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
May 17, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
Luke and Kieran,

Good work on the Salathe !

Here's Tom's pic of them celebrating in the meadows:

Big Mike

Trad climber
May 17, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Lol! Totally!
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