How many first ascents did he make on El Capitan, and has anyone else done more?
Addressing the first question:
From the 'Obscurities' .PDF here on SuperTopo
Charlie Porter Routes on El Cap (ordered West to East)
1. HORSE CHUTE, with Hugh Burton
2. EXCALIBUR, with Hugh Burton
3. SHIELD, with Gary Bocarde
4. GRAPE RACE, with Bev Johnson
5. NEW DAWN Solo
6. MESCALITO, with Hugh Burton, Steve Sutton, Chris Nelson
7. TANGERINE TRIP, with John-Paul St.Croix
8. ZODIAC Solo
Maybe Werner or deuce4 can help out with the second question?
Yikes, couch. From dickhead to good thread within a span of minutes. I started this thread as O.D. long ago, then switched to DosXX. Then, I couldn't remember how to log in as DosXX, so I re-registered as the Under guy. No offense taken on the dickhead thing; it's just another day on the Taco. You'll be delighted to know that my actual name is Dick :-)
Climbed the Shield in June and was once again blown away by one of Charile's routes!! The headwall pitches were absolutely mind blowing and I kept putting myself in his shoes withe the gear they had at the time. Just looking up past the roof onto the headwall was so intense. To cast off into the unknown must have felt so incredible! My hat is off to one of the all time best climbers in yoemite history!!
I've posted this elsewhere, but it seems appropriate here. On our way out from Summit Lake in 1975 we bumped into CP who was shuttling loads up the valley en route to his historic route on Asgard. Seriously bold!