Photo Essay - Zodiac


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Trad climber
Jan 28, 2008 - 03:49pm PT
Bad to the bone™

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jan 28, 2008 - 04:07pm PT
Yeah, good trip.

Trad climber
Jan 28, 2008 - 05:27pm PT
Killer pics! I am scared of the Zodiac (after taking a 30 footer on the first pitch) but want to do it! Good work!

Trad climber
Jan 28, 2008 - 05:45pm PT
Excellent photos! Thanks for sharing your trip.

I especially like the summit double-high-five... good stuff.

Social climber
Enron by the Sea
Jan 28, 2008 - 08:10pm PT
Bump, on merit!

And in fairness to Phil Mickelson, that JT shot could be almost anyone on the PGA tour except Tiger.

edit: Or it could be Fattrad!

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 28, 2008 - 08:18pm PT
I just took a second scroll through and there are some really interesting shots of the climbing here. I think one of the best is the old piece of tat with a new piece of tat tied to it that the climber below is about to clip. It really shows another element of climbing that doesn't get portrayed very much from an interesting perspective.

I'm going to keep these shots in mind when I'm talking pictures on my climbs. The taco has taught me two things about climbing pictures now, vary the perspective and take more pictures of the friends you go climbing with.
E.L. "One"

Big Wall climber
Lancaster, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 28, 2008 - 09:04pm PT

Thanks for noticing that. After my partner Martin brilliantly led the Nipple pitch, I took the lead on the "Mark of Zorro" pitch which was incredibly steep, and with a lot of fixed mank.
I remember Corey Rich hanging in space and snapping shots as I peered up at that rusty old old rurp with a newer sling slung around the knotted sling of the rurp. What else to do but clip and go !! That particularly ancient piece got you through the steep stuff and onto the upper headwall. I'm thinking that rurp had to be left by the other Porter on the first ascent !!!


Jan 29, 2008 - 10:20am PT
Buncha great shots.

Nice job on the root. Thanks for posting, E.L.!
Big Kahuna

Ice climber
Hell Hardest climb I did was getting out of bed.
Jan 30, 2008 - 12:58am PT
Awesome! Nice send great pic's

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Pick Up Truck Heaven
Jan 30, 2008 - 01:22am PT
Brought back a lot of memories I haven't felt for many years. Excellent job guys!
Zod, class of '82

Trad climber
Lanham MD
Jan 30, 2008 - 02:57pm PT
I remember those shots from the mags! Nice to the rest, as well as some backstory.


Trad climber
Harrison, New York
Mar 3, 2008 - 05:28pm PT
Bob! Doug forwarded me this thread. It is great to see those pictures again, brings back some great memories. I've got your email now, and will shoot you an update. Lots going on. /Martin
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Mar 3, 2008 - 05:34pm PT
Nice shots, EL...excellent perspectives.
Stanley Hassinger

Eastern US
Mar 3, 2008 - 06:24pm PT
Thanks for the great post! Any chance the NPR story is archived somewhere? I'd love to have a listen.


Social climber
Mar 3, 2008 - 09:08pm PT
That was great- I liked the wire on the bolt shot best

Trad climber
Mar 3, 2008 - 09:13pm PT
Looks nice up there! thanks for posting.

San Diego
Mar 3, 2008 - 10:40pm PT
just saw this.. fantastic shots!

belgrade, mt
Mar 3, 2008 - 11:50pm PT
That was sweeeet!!!

I wish Patagonia still made those ugly caps. They were never popular with the ladies but they functioned perfectly.

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Mar 4, 2008 - 12:29am PT

Tried to get the NPR audio recordings but could never track down Jason Parr. Don't know if he still works for NPR. Also don't know if they ever aired it.


So good to hear from you !! I got your email and will be responding as soon as I get my sh&t together !! And...I don't want to hear about you feeling old at 50. Damit! I just turned 55 and I'm gonna get up the Captain this year again come hell or high water. I think you need to join me. Much safer than getting hit by cars while cycling around !!! Hope all is well with you and look forward to talking.


Trad climber
Quartz Hill, California
Mar 4, 2008 - 02:34pm PT

Those Patagonia hats are the bomb!! Fit under a helmet like no other hat. Feather lite and they really breathe. Still have mine but need to find another. Does anyone else make anything close ??

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