What's in a day? Not the Nose in a single push for G and J.

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Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Jun 3, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
NIAP is a much harder way to do it. Well done for not quitting.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Jun 3, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
Those OLD monkeys SENT
Macronut

Trad climber
Fresno, Ca
Jun 3, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
Amazing! Way to take on the Golden Years head on. Maybe a new Golden Age of Climbing for Yosemite is taking hold. Watch out Jim has unfinished business.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 3, 2013 - 04:25pm PT
again, like Nature said.

I'd be lucky to send it in a week.

Jim and George, another feat in unbelievable careers.
nopantsben

climber
Jun 3, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
ha Jim, good job! you knew that George wasn't going to bail from camp 4 when the niad chances were low.. he's not bailing.

well done, quite inspiring. good luck on the next go!

cheers
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 3, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
Sweet!
kschmitz@bresnan.net schmitz

Mountain climber
Jackson, Wyoming
Jun 3, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
67 years old and last time up Nose in the 60s but the NIAD still my dream. Kim S
steveA

Trad climber
bedford,massachusetts
Jun 3, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
Welcome Kim,

I'm 67 as well, and although I'm sure you won't remember, we met around a table in camp 4 in 1970.

I'm sure a few of the older climbers here are glad you chimed in.
melski

Trad climber
bytheriver
Jun 3, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
ahh,,old and bold,,getting out of bed at this age can be challingin what happend to chapman? proud of ya,mate,,,
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 4, 2013 - 07:50pm PT
I'm back in Ouray. Hiked up on Saturday to meet my German friends Max and Steffi when they topped out on the Nose. I somehow strained the deltoid muscle on my left arm carrying a moderate load with an ill fitting pack. That combined with increasingly hot temps led to my decision to come back next May for another Nose climb, hopefully in a much better time. Maybe I'll find myself coming full circle to the 70's with annual pilgrimages to climbing's Mecca.....hallowed ground.

Everything is contingent on getting another sweet apartment set up in Yosemite West. Dirt bagging in Camp 4 is definitely, most definitely, most, most definitely NOT in the cards.

Yosemite Valley.....jaw dropping scenery, the center of the climbing world and one of the worst hangs that comes to mind. Oh well.....doesn't take much imagination to figure out why the hordes descend and for so many different reasons.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 4, 2013 - 09:16pm PT

Welcome home, Jim.
Again, congrats on an unbelievable effort.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Jun 5, 2013 - 07:13pm PT
It's the nose in a blow. Or the nose in one blow. Take your pick.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 16, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
No offense, SuzeRat, but this Harding fellow would have gone for the NIABG, thus buttressing further his rep and those of his partners, like always.

Burgundy Glass.

I was away in desertoland with Cosmic at the time of this report, and so missed it.

Better luck in the further awesome adventures of Hard Core Donini, JD.
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