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Brian

climber
California
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 2, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Caldwell
Jorgeson
Siegrist
Sharma

http://www.climbing.com/news/sharma-joins-dawn-wall-team/
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Oct 2, 2013 - 05:50pm PT
I told them I couldn't make it, which created an opening for Chris.
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Oct 2, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
CLOSED!!!
TwistedCrank

climber
Bungwater Hollow, Ida-ho
Oct 2, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Team?

Like sports n shiz?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 2, 2013 - 06:23pm PT
They will send.

You read it here first.

WTF

climber
Oct 2, 2013 - 11:56pm PT
Sharma holy crap they are bringing in the ringer.

Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Oct 3, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Speaking of Dawn Wall, right now we are auctioning off one of the ropes Tommy used on the Dawn Wall. Mike Crow turned it into a doormat and 100% of proceeds to go the American Safe Climbing Assn. Tommy also used this on some Diamond projects.

Bid high and bid often here - http://www.ebay.com/itm/281176621860

Tommy Caldwell's rope turned to a doormat.
Tommy Caldwell's rope turned to a doormat.
Credit: Chris McNamara
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 25, 2013 - 04:19pm PT
October 20 was day 1 [for the 2013 edition of this project].
They climbed the first 5 pitches, then hiked in from the top, got water,
fixed ropes down the wall, and established a portaledge camp near last year's high point.
Kevin Jorgeson seems to be posting the most updates:
http://www.facebook.com/kjorgeson
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 25, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
huh? auctioning off a rope used on the dawn wall oct 3 and the dawn wall project started the 20th??? Am i reading that right?
A5scott

Trad climber
Chicago
Oct 25, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
Hey Ron, the project has been going on for years now...

scott
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Oct 25, 2013 - 05:04pm PT
Ahhh my bad..
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 31, 2013 - 11:26pm PT

10/29: Trying the crux traverse pitches in ideal temps - photo by Brett Lowell

from http://www.facebook.com/kjorgeson
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 2, 2013 - 12:50am PT
from Kevin Jorgeson's facebook page - Tommy got injured:
And by El Cap bites back, this is what I mean. Heal quick Tommy!
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Disaster strikes! Haul bag took a 200 plunge while clipped to the back of my harness. Hauling hook fail. It was a bit jarring. Looks like a costochondral seperation. I am headed home to try and heal as quickly as possable.
Costochondral Separation = separated rib
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 2, 2013 - 12:55am PT
Bummer.
WBraun

climber
Nov 2, 2013 - 01:38am PT
Yes terrible accident, so sorry ....

Same thing happened to my partner on half Dome in 1972.

When the haul Bag came to the end of the rope the force flipped him upside down so hard it split his helmet in half.

He got knocked unconscious for a period.

I had to down jumar to him on the lead line with him upside down and the haul bag loaded on it.

He was lucky to only suffer a brutal headache .... :-)

Without a helmet he would have been dead for sure ......
Rocky IV

Social climber
Nov 2, 2013 - 04:23am PT
holy sh#t, the death squad climbs again!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 2, 2013 - 10:46am PT
Are they done for the season?
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Nov 2, 2013 - 01:05pm PT
I would guess so. Seperating ribs hurts like a mutherfkr. I used to wrestle in high school and had it happen to me, although just a twinge. It hurts to even breathe, and takes a while to heal.

Damn, man. That was an all star team up there. I want them to get this done and finally see the hardest overall route on Earth put up. Tommy has spent so much time on this, and they are super close. They can't give up after this year, and we all age.

Best of luck to them. This route will really be something when it finally goes. I believe that they have already freed the moves. It is just redpointing every pitch.

Some day some person will solo it. Time always marches on.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 2, 2013 - 08:57pm PT

"Facebook Stories" from 1/23/2013 - clips from previous years' attempts.


10/29/2013 - attempts to lead the crux dike traverse, shot from El Cap Meadow.
No soundtrack, lots of little falls.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Nov 3, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
Wait- Werner you gotta tell us more about this...
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Nov 3, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
^^


I had to down jumar to him on the lead line with him upside down and the haul bag loaded on it.
WBraun

climber
Nov 3, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Some day some person will solo it.

It's already been soloed several times ........
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Nov 17, 2013 - 02:19am PT
Kevin has been back up on the Dawn Wall, working the traverse and other pitches.
http://www.facebook.com/kjorgeson
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