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i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 18, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/the-hardest-pitch-in-yosemite-dawn-wall-kevin-jorgeson-tommy-caldwell
Wall, at dawn
Wall, at dawn
Credit: i'm gumby dammit
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Dec 18, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Sick!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Dec 18, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
Looking forward to seeing the push. its going to be sik!
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Dec 18, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
Well, that's excellent. Dudes been working it for long enough. Hope he gets the send this year. It'd be a good Christmas present to himself.
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Dec 18, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
What would Batso say?
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Dec 18, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Reading about and watching those two climb on the Dawn Wall makes me feel like I do watching Tiger Woods play golf. They all engage in the same sports I do, but they're playing a different game.

John
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Dec 18, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
What would Batso say?

Congratulations. Here, have some wine....
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
I guess my title is wrong, but I cannot change it. Well that's all the more reason for them to send.
chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Dec 18, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
I thought Tommy's ex-wife climbed a 14d in the Valley. We might have to get the lawyers involved.
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Dec 18, 2013 - 06:04pm PT
12b
13a
13d
12b
12d
13c
14a
13d
13b
14a
13c
5.14
5.14
5.14
5.14d
13c
13d
13d
12 to the top . . .
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Dec 18, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
That is so radical. So who's going for the onsite?
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Dec 18, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
8th grade kids will be walking up it in a few years if history is any guide Studly.

How long did the FFA take?
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Dec 18, 2013 - 07:24pm PT
6 pitches of 5.14 and 4 of 13d!! Is there are route of such difficultly anywhere in the world?

Congrats

Baba

Note; Route hasn't been done in a push yet. that will be no picnic
Sheets

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 18, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Would this double the # of 5.14s in Yosemite?

What are the existing 5.14s?

Meltdown
Magic Line
Dihedral Wall (1 pitch?)
Nose (change corners pitch)
Magic Mushroom (1 pitch)
What else?
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Dec 18, 2013 - 07:53pm PT
crazy
Brian

climber
California
Dec 18, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Awesome!

I heard through the grapevine that Kevin had freed all but three pitches and Tommy all but two pitches. Does this mean that now Tommy has freed all but one of the pitches?
Grippa

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 18, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Isn't it just one pitch of the 3 they haven't yet red pointed? Facts are lacking with such hype around 1 pitch.
RP3

Big Wall climber
Sonora
Dec 18, 2013 - 09:11pm PT
Absolutely fantastic! Well done Tommy.
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Dec 18, 2013 - 09:39pm PT
The article mentions that the belay may have been moved below the big dyno. Was to break the pitch up. Putting a dicey dyno at start of a pitch would be easier from a freeclimbing point of view. Imagine if that huge dyno at the end of a long 14.d....woah would suck to lower and relead...but success would taste phenomenal.
JOEY.F

Gym climber
It's not rocket surgery
Dec 18, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
Unreal...
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