TR: Yosemite: Nose, Half Dome, Leaning Tower & Wash. Column


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Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 22, 2007 - 09:41pm PT
Hi there,

We had the most perfect three week trip to Yosemite and we're now in San Francisco enjoying our Gin Tonics while waiting for the flights to leave.

We've uploaded some pics online for our friends back in Finland and since we wrote the texts in English we thought some of you might want to check these pics, too.

Washington Column: South Face (October 4th):

Higher Cathedral Rock: Northeast Buttress (October 7th):

El Capitan: East Buttress (October 9th):

Half Dome: Northwest Regular Route (October 11th):

Leaning Tower: West Face (October 15th):

El Capitan: Nose (October 18th):

Any feedback would be appreciated. :)

Sampsa & Lauri

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Oct 22, 2007 - 10:14pm PT
wow, that's a good run of wall climbing in a short time, congrats!

San Fran Cisco
Oct 22, 2007 - 10:45pm PT
GREAT stuff! looks like so much fun.

Social climber
St. Looney
Oct 22, 2007 - 10:46pm PT
Wow. Thanks for sharing.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Oakville, Ontario, Canada, eh?
Oct 22, 2007 - 11:08pm PT
Great photos, especially the man boobies ;)

Yous guys really tore up the rocks while you were here - congrats on a superb trip!

Do you guys know my friend Mikko Routala? I haven't seen him in years - I think he became a famous TV weatherman or something. Tell him to get off his ass and come back to Yos!


Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2007 - 12:45am PT
Yes, we know him. He's the weather man on Channel 4 here in Finland. I'll forward this topic to him. :)

Social climber
The West
Oct 25, 2007 - 12:46am PT
Amaazing trip, thanks!

The weatherman thing is hillarious, too.
K. Fosburg

Sport climber
park city, ut
Oct 25, 2007 - 05:29am PT
Great trip report, admirable documentation! I was there then and did so much less it's embarassing. I bet you'll be coming back.

Big Wall climber
Oct 25, 2007 - 10:37am PT
"Any feedback would be appreciated"

OK, here is my input:

-Very nice pictures, but I can't help to feel a bit uncomfortable reading your captions.

Stuff like "Really mad because we had to wait" and "Geezers" and the over all "we are two badass climbers who really rip every climb apart - mentality" just leaves me with a bad after taste...

My suggestion is; - Try to be a little bit humble, especially when it seems to be posted on a Patagonia web page.

(BTW 20 hours on the Nose is Really slow, I hope you didn't get in the way of some faster climbers ;)

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Oct 25, 2007 - 12:45pm PT
Whatever... Wanker!

Awesome job guys! Way to get after it! Looks like you guys made the most of your time in Yosemite, for sure! Nice!

Thanks for the TR!

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Oct 25, 2007 - 01:30pm PT
Kick ass!!!

Oct 25, 2007 - 01:37pm PT
Wow, Inspiring Trip to the valley. Thanks for the tr's.
pimp daddy wayne

The Bat Caves
Oct 25, 2007 - 02:22pm PT
You guys threw down!

Trad climber
Between Tuscano and Liguria, Italia
Oct 25, 2007 - 04:08pm PT
20hrs on-site of the nose is slow? You are nuts!!!

Oh yeah.. you dont 'have' to crawl anywhere on thank god ledge. I walked it and I suck!

Trad climber
SF, aka: Dirkastan
Oct 26, 2007 - 11:35pm PT
Sweet pain! Mad props to both of you!


Trad climber
Rock Ridge/ Oakland CA
Nov 23, 2007 - 02:11pm PT
sweet ticks. Man you really utalized your time. Congrats on uhhhh alll of em.

Jim Wilcox

Boulder climber
Santa Barbara
Nov 23, 2007 - 03:00pm PT
Awesome job!
After reading the above comment I went back and read all your captions-did I miss something? I didn't see anything you need to apologze for. Wish I moved that fast.
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