A very, very, very long rope is coming to El Capitain

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Johnny K.

climber
Jul 7, 2013 - 06:46pm PT
I bet Werner could lead El Cap in one pitch with 4 pieces and that sweet 3,000 ft static line
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Jul 7, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
i might have made that comment to bridwell when he was new
Crazy Bat

Sport climber
Birmingham, AL & Seweanee, TN
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
I knew people who were with they guy who died, that led to to the development of very long racks. The average is 24 inches, but our leader had one 36 inches. It turned out well, no fatalities.

I had a ball hanging with Eric Sloan at the bridge. I think he enjoyed listening to the radio chatter.

We did have an incident the first day. One of our team members broke a finger on his control hand. This lead to him being tethered like a duffel bag below our intrepid leader who used his 36 inch rack to rappel them both down safely. Twenty minutes and a half hour hike out and he was at the medical center getting it x-rayed.

The next guy did it in three minutes. No one was happy with the condition of the rope after that, but it was still safe and used the rest of the week.

I'll post more later.


Crazy Bat

Sport climber
Birmingham, AL & Seweanee, TN
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 23, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Seirra Ledge Rat, my dad now has a house at the end of the road where you used to park for Hangem High. Most people park at Mudpuppy's just down the street because he cooks for them.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jul 23, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
Sounds like a blast!

Pics and vid please!

Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 23, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
The next guy did it in three minutes. No one was happy with the condition of the rope after that, but it was still safe and used the rest of the week.

Bwaaaahahahahahahah . . . yeah right!
Crazy Bat

Sport climber
Birmingham, AL & Seweanee, TN
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2013 - 11:36am PT
Here is my attempt to post a photo of two of our team climbing the rope.
Kelly Coony and Dutch aka Duffle Bag.
Kelly Coony and Dutch aka Duffle Bag.
Credit: Crazy Bat

Their time was 1 hour 54 minuts. Then next team climbed in one hour 53 minutes. The record, set in 2004, was one hour eight minutes by Peter Hurtle. He lives at altitude, the rest of us live at < 1000 feet.
Crazy Bat

Sport climber
Birmingham, AL & Seweanee, TN
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 24, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Eric sitting down on the job, the only time I saw him sit while wearing the shirt.
Eric Sloan
Eric Sloan
Credit: Crazy Bat
He did a great job of getting folks to look through the scopes and telling them what was going on.

He did try to steal my climbing gear to juggy up the rope, but I stole it back. LOL!
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jul 24, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
Is the 36 inch rack a D cup?
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
Jul 24, 2013 - 01:03pm PT
WBraun said
We've been doing this for 40 years.

What's new that we don't know?

Werner used a 1:1 to Peter Pan me off of the Bismark with a full haul bag clipped to my harness. I swung easily 100-150 feet out from the ledge into space while the guy belaying from the ledge screamed "hooooooly shiiiiiiiiiit!!!" Werner and the crew had jumars clipped to their harnesses and were running downhill with just a directional off a tree so that we could get home as soon as possible.


Now that was an interesting haul system.
saa

climber
not much of a
Jul 24, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Bump for Werner doing it for 40 years and bump for
Aemmon being a newbie once.

I thought cavers did this once a year anyhow (!?!?!)
Crazy Bat

Sport climber
Birmingham, AL & Seweanee, TN
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Finally a member of the team posted a video somewhere besides Facebook. Here is a link to Amy Hinkle's video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i48IAfl5RCc&hd=1


I'm the first photo after the rappel. Give me a shout out if you saw me at the bridge.

Myrna
cali kat

climber
CA
Aug 28, 2013 - 05:56am PT
BAM!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2403825/Into-void-Daredevils-complete-worlds-biggest-abseils-dropping-3-000ft-face-El-Capitan-Yosemite-National-Park.html
Deekaid

climber
Aug 28, 2013 - 07:37am PT
First Aussie style rap?
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Aug 28, 2013 - 07:58am PT
Love the video. Thanks for posting!
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Aug 28, 2013 - 08:58am PT
Video was interesting, a little short on technical details and way to much in the way of horsie shots, but I enjoyed it.

So did you pull the rope? that must have been a real mess to cleanup.

What was in the pig? Pot? The tools would never figure that one out!
Gunkie

Trad climber
East Coast US
Aug 28, 2013 - 09:03am PT
Cool video.

BTW, here is a link to the rappelling accident that has been discussed:

http://publications.americanalpineclub.org/articles/13199304700/Fall-on-RappelLost-Control-and-Descended-Too-Rapidly-California-Yosemite-Valley-El-Capitan
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