** El Cap Wall Partner(s) needed NOW!

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'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 14, 2014 - 11:44am PT
How's it goin', eh?

It's a long story, but I am looking for a wall partner or two to climb New Dawn to Wall of Early Morning Light with me. All of the water and wine is in place at the base, and some spare food too. About all you need to do is bring camping gear, a bit of climbing gear, your personal stuff and some food and we're ready to go.

I just don't want to solo again - I did that last fall, and it's too much work for me on a route this long. But it's a really fun moderate route, with four stylin' bivi ledges.

It seems a shame to have to bring everything down, so let's get up on the wall right away!

Please contact me via email using this website.

Cheers,
PtP Pete
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jun 14, 2014 - 11:59am PT
Are you willing to bring a injured sole along?!!! I can jug and belay but thats it! The approach and descent would be my crux... Wish I could pete, wish I could :)
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2014 - 05:51pm PT
So you really can jug, eh?
Holdplease2

Big Wall climber
Yosemite area
Jun 14, 2014 - 06:16pm PT
Pete, you notice that haul was not included in Whitemeats list? Hmmm...

Highly recommend the Pete wall "experience." It may not be in the style that is preferred these days. While you will probably never work this hard again, you will also never laugh so hard or smile as much as on one of Pete's epic adventures. Anyone can climb lurking fear in two days,. How many people could climb it in 20? Probably about three...and Pete is one of them. :)

Pete if you need your stuff moved to another route let me know and I will help if schedule allows. For beers of course. Good ones.

Kate

Edited to note that space jugging is hauling...sort of.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 14, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
Awwwwww.....

Kate, you're so sweet. [You really are, and even though you might deny it, I will say otherwise] Thanks for the endorsement.

Kate and I have done a half dozen or so routes together, including some that are Pretty Darn Hard like KAOS and BUBS and WSR. She is a great climber, and very quietly made yet another solo of El Cap this spring on the SW Face via the seldom climbed Horseplay.

I'm hanging out near the Pizza Deck tonight, come find me in the "library" across the way. Look for the Big Wall Winesnob with the $2.19 plastic mini-bottle of Woodbridge Chardonnay, but drunk from proper Chardonnay stemware..... or at least what I could borrow from the bar.

Voice of Charlie the Tuna's friend:

"Starkist doesn't want tunas with good taste. Starkist wants tunas that taste good!"
Aaron Stireman

Gym climber
Siege tactics
Jun 14, 2014 - 08:11pm PT
That's an opportunity for sure!! Wish work wasn't paying so well or id drop it in a second!
OR

Trad climber
Jun 14, 2014 - 08:20pm PT
That is a tasty invite…..It would be a nice return to the captain for a guy who has not been on a real wall since the 90's but I have a 3 week old little gal in my lap:)
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jun 14, 2014 - 09:35pm PT
It would take me a while for each pitch but ya! The descent would be epic and I couldn't carry anything though! I might be in the valley this Tuesday or something, I will bring personal gear just in case Pete!

WHITEMEAT,

Ea?!
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jun 14, 2014 - 09:38pm PT
For hauling... I could act as a simple counter weight! I go down while you use muscles!
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jun 14, 2014 - 09:52pm PT
The descent would be epic and I couldn't carry anything though!

Parachute.

Or rappel?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Jun 15, 2014 - 01:29am PT
Rap the nose!

Lol.. Watch that ankle buddy!
bbbeans

Trad climber
Jun 15, 2014 - 07:24am PT
Dude I live in El Portal and would love to climb the captain. Need a bit more notice though. I have a job.
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jun 15, 2014 - 07:30am PT
parachute? thats a possibility... Or perhaps just make a slip n slid down the east ledges? I think every one would like that! after finishing a big hot wall, get to slid down a 3000 foot slip n slid with your gear! What about it pete, haul up a 3000x100 foot tarp?

Rap the nose, or maybe we can get them cavers up there to string up their 3000 foot line! I think we are on to something mike!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 15, 2014 - 11:56am PT
Bump for pre-schlepped water and gear!

You need a VERY long rappel rack to descend a 3000-foot-long hunk of caving rope, which weighs a couple hundred pounds. Imagine trying to rap a hunk of steel rebar.
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jun 15, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
^^^ Or just a pair of leather gloves and a strong grip!!! Fireman style!
BrandonAdams

Big Wall climber
Oakhurst, CA
Jun 16, 2014 - 11:24am PT
Hey Pete,
I'm in if you'd be down to blast off next Monday. I know that's a whole week away but I thought I'd throw it out there. I too am somewhat injured after a fall off lunar eclipse last week. But life is good and I got off pretty easy, eh? I'm looking forward to getting back on the captain. Its been a great walling season so far and I want to keep on going. Stoke is high. Give me a call. 5412075203
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