Is anyone willing to help Plaidman get his gear off El Cap?

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Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 6, 2013 - 11:39am PT
I emailed Plaidman last night seeking his permission to start another thread asking for a porter or porters to help move his gear off El Cap.

I just got his reply:

Yes. Please start new thread. I am going up top now up East Ledges to
top of Zodiac. Contact info 503 706 5315. all my bivy gear is there. I
will have too see how I feel. may bivy up top.
Thx so much!

Plaid

Seems like the man has had quite the workout, and is nearing the limits of his endurance per his post today on the Plaidman thread.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2262171&tn=100
Nov 6, 2013 - 07:54am PT
Right now my rigjht hip flexer is screaming so loud I can't think. I went to the Yosemite Bug last night and did a thereputic soak. Felt good last night. screaming this morning.

At the Lodge eating breakfast. Carb'in up for another runn up the fixed lines after getting some more duct tape tob repair my shoes.

I think there have been few times in my life I have been more smoked or more ripped. No body fat left. i have not looked like this since I was 20 years old.

Plaid


I'll join in with Mighty Hiker on the offer he made on the Plaidman thread last night, but I'm willing to donate cash directly to up to two porter/saviors/heros that meet the same critera.

From Mighty Hiker:
I will pay US$50 for each person who helps Scott move his stuff down (maximum two people). The conditions:

Must be done by Thursday evening.
The helpers won't themselves get paid, but for each who helps, I'll make a US$50 donation to the Yosemite Climbing Association. Plus you'll get lots of backpats and stuff.
You have to make sure Scott doesn't work too hard, or get off route on Zenyatta Mondatta on the way down.
Scott verifies to me that you really did help, a half day or more.

(I may buy any helpers a beer or some other treat at next year's FaceLift.)

C'mon you guys - it'd be a lovely excursion, great views and company, a good cause, and you'd have a new friend.



Give Plaidman/Scott a call if you're a willing, fit, & knowledgeable hero!

503 706 5315

Thanks! Fritz/aka Ray Brooks
Burch3y

Mountain climber
I offer nothing to the discussion
Nov 6, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Bump - I would if I didn't have to work and was closer than 7-8 hours.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Nov 6, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
I'll kick in a couple pounds of coffee to anyone who helps.
Rocky IV

Social climber
Nov 6, 2013 - 12:20pm PT
go troll through employee housing, I'm sure there's someone who'd go up there. Have they closed down huff for the season?
Burch3y

Mountain climber
I offer nothing to the discussion
Nov 6, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
All caps makes it better

EDIT: Delete Master Troll

not bad
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Nov 6, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Thx guys. Up on top now. Went up all 4 fixed lines in 25 min. It has taken me 3 hours to get up here. 20 mins longer than yesterday.

Still toiling. I ain't good. I'm just mean.

Thx again Fritz for posting up.

Plaid
Prod

Trad climber
Nov 6, 2013 - 01:01pm PT
I'm willing but not able as I am in Colorado.

Story has it that you will either be dead or stronger when this is all done.

Cheers,

Prod.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 6, 2013 - 01:07pm PT
I'm afraid I shot my wad on time away from work this week. I was at a funeral for most of today. If there's anything I can do to help coordinate, etc. from 90 miles away in Fresno/Clovis, let me know.

John
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Nov 6, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
Just shuttled tons down from base of Lurking Fear, nowhere near as hard. Shuttle loads down as far as you can carry, drop, hike back up and repeat! Ride all pigs down raps at once. Assemble a single giant rap load and put rap device on load, not on you! Then clip onto rap device and ride pigs. You sit on pigs, they dont hang from you. Good luck!

So the El Cap Diet works, eh?
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Nov 6, 2013 - 01:38pm PT

If I could, I would. . .
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 6, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
Gud luck Plaid. You don't want my help.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Nov 6, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
Just toss the bags. ;)
5.samadhi

climber
Nov 6, 2013 - 02:45pm PT
What critical piece of information am I missing here? Why are people supposed to volunteer to help a person get their material objects shuttled off of El Cap????
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 6, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
^^^^^^^^^ It's called Oplaidman Care.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Nov 6, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Besides,, the hiring of sherpas is firmly established there. Mark and Max do it regularly. They like WE at "SOE" believe in a sound sherpa management program.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Nov 6, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
Fritz wrote


I'll join in with Mighty Hiker on the offer he made on the Plaidman thread last night, but I'm willing to donate cash directly to up to two porter/saviors/heros that meet the same critera.

From Mighty Hiker:
I will pay US$50 for each person who helps Scott move his stuff down (maximum two people). The conditions:

Must be done by Thursday evening.
The helpers won't themselves get paid, but for each who helps, I'll make a US$50 donation to the Yosemite Climbing Association. Plus you'll get lots of backpats and stuff.
You have to make sure Scott doesn't work too hard, or get off route on Zenyatta Mondatta on the way down.
Scott verifies to me that you really did help, a half day or more.

If MH relents and pays the actual monkeys, something might get done for $100 each. Support the dirtbag economy!

peace
WTF

climber
Nov 6, 2013 - 03:36pm PT
Plaid your tired. Stay on top rest enjoy it take it in. Get it down to the raps and do as Pete says. Solo means solo. Hudon and those guys don't really solo anything other than the climb. Isuspect without the help they would be crushed by their loads not the climbs.

Oh and take less stuff next time.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Nov 6, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Oh and take less stuff next time.

WhatAreYaKiddinMe?

That stuff prolly kept him alive up there during that storm!

:-)
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
Nov 6, 2013 - 03:55pm PT
If MH relents and pays the actual monkeys, something might get done for $100 each. Support the dirtbag economy!

Ya, no kidding
You're going to Donate to an association. ??
lol
But not pay a guy to actually do some work
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Nov 6, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
Come on plaidman, breaks over!



BACK TO WORK!


Now the rest of you, stop coddling the man's balls and let him get on with his epic.

DMT
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