How Many El Cap Routes have You Done?


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Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 9, 2007 - 03:39pm PT

This guy has done over 100 (!)
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2007 - 03:41pm PT

Tucker has 31 ascents.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2007 - 03:43pm PT

I have one (!) Dihedral Wall

(I need to do a few more, I suppose..)

right here, right now
Jul 9, 2007 - 03:50pm PT
Nice portraits there Todd.
And it is noteworthy that Gerby started out as one of the Curry Boys.
He turns out modest (almost bashful), highly proficient, super productive.
A true champion.

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Jul 9, 2007 - 04:07pm PT
7- not enough...

A tent in the redwoods
Jul 9, 2007 - 04:23pm PT
Steve Gerberding = Original Gangster
seamus mcshane

Jul 9, 2007 - 04:30pm PT
Zodiac 9/99 in full-on "sport-wall" mode.
Tarbuster- you hit the nail on the head with your description of Steve. "modest...almost bashful", totally the vibe I got.
Same with Dano, same with Charlie Fowler, same with Brad Jarrett.
All truly luminous Spartans, yet all with that everyman quality of foibles.

Boulder climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Jul 9, 2007 - 04:33pm PT
0... guess i better get after it...

Gym climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 9, 2007 - 04:48pm PT
3 routes
4 ascents

Gym climber
Jul 9, 2007 - 05:01pm PT
Can I count Moby Dick Center?

I did The Bong, it sure felt El Cap size.

Trad climber
Knob Central
Jul 9, 2007 - 06:12pm PT
None, and it will probably stay that way. I really prefer a different avenue of torture myself.

Trad climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 9, 2007 - 06:14pm PT
In that case, I have 2: the Nose and Pine Line

Or would that be 1 1/30? :)

Many more on the ticklist...

Social climber
The West
Jul 9, 2007 - 06:21pm PT
Seamus, good points. about that list, tell me that Brad Jarett is still with us. Only climbed with him once, at Balch camp, but he left an impression!

A mere 8, for me.

Sport climber
Lexington, KY
Jul 9, 2007 - 06:27pm PT
Off Topic, sorry!

I notice that Tucker has a bottle of "the bread of my affliction" in hand. I'll never forget him saying that! Priceless.
The last time I saw him after 10 years he said without,he says "Oh, It's you". I like to think he just forgot my name but on second thought, perhaps not.
I like to remember Tech, hunkered down in a lawn chain in the parking lot, covered in head to tow with weaping sores of Poison Oak after he and I hiked up to some obscure finger crack above and to the right of Arch Rock. heh good times!

Social climber
Jul 9, 2007 - 06:30pm PT
A great guy indeed.

I think Steve has also done a big route or 2 in Patagonia as well as well as put up A5(at the time) on El Cap.


Trad climber
Jul 9, 2007 - 06:32pm PT
Not a one, but I have gripped a few v10's out there.

What a geek. Ppphhhbth.

-Troll Champ out.

Jul 9, 2007 - 06:40pm PT
El Cap can't be done.

You only get to visit.

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Jul 9, 2007 - 07:01pm PT
Interesting but how many separate routes? Hans Florine has done over 100 ascents but maybe 45 of them were ascents of the Nose. I believe that Steve Gerbeding has climbed over 60 separate routes on El Cap. Mike Corbett & Steve Schneider have done a bunch too!

I've done 28 ascents of 25 different routes not counting East Buttress.

Maybe I need therapy but I'm in good company. I know a few folks out there who have done at least 30 ascents.

I think Hans's site has a list of people who have over a dozen routes. Sorry that there's no link to his site but I'm away from my home computer.

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 9, 2007 - 07:06pm PT

and now its been over thirty years ago.

Social climber
92595, ca
Jul 9, 2007 - 07:23pm PT
I'm 1 for 2 = 50%. 1st time I broke my foot in a fall above grey ledges, rapped down, crawled/limped back to my car, drove to the hospital, and was in a cast for 6 weeks. Next time, I made it to the top at the ripe young age of 49. Leading the Great Roof was the highlight of my big wall experience. I'm light.
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