ElCap Report 6/22/13


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Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 22, 2013 - 11:01pm PT

Big Wall climber
The Bear State
Jun 23, 2013 - 01:33am PT
Thanks for all the reports Tom. Really enjoyed following them throughout the season.

Cheers and Beers


Hobart, Australia
Jun 23, 2013 - 03:15am PT
Love this shot, and it helped me remember a rough night I'd almost forgotten from way back when. Climbed the Salathe around 1979 or so with a European climber. I had been kidnapped (not really) on a Grateful Dead tourbus. It was supposed to be a quick trip from Boulder, Co to Ventura for a show, then back to Boulder , but it ended up being a six week 'trip' which necessitated spending a few weeks in Yosemite prior to the Stanford shows. I had nothing but a fleece jacket, a pair of shoes and and a chalkbag. Not even a harness or raingear. The European, whose English was spotty and whose name I forget, had a small rack. We made and/or scrounged all the rest of the gear from friendly valley locals (thanks again Fish for the haulbag loan).


We also went right at this shot--there was a misleading fixed pin way up and right (probably still is), but then we continued and were benighted in the middle of nowhere in slings. Next morning some desperate climbing, tension traverses, and pendulums to get back on route. Never got to see Sout le Toit until I climbed the route again about ten years later with Walt and another friend.


Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
Jun 23, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
So Pete bailed?

Somewhere out there
Jun 23, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Can't get enough of the shots.

Thanks Tom.
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