Dihedral Wall clean- TR

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Dirka

Trad climber
SF
Feb 18, 2010 - 09:01pm PT
BUMP!!!

What a TR!
myterious

Trad climber
Joshua Tree
Feb 18, 2010 - 09:12pm PT
You should learn how to pound pins, its way fun!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Last clip of Lichen Lunch
Feb 18, 2010 - 10:54pm PT
Yowza, Mark.

Double yowza.
Nutter

climber
Europe
Feb 19, 2010 - 10:34am PT
Bump!

Thanks for sharing! So cool!
gonzo chemist

climber
a crucible
Feb 23, 2010 - 02:22pm PT
Awesome TR! I don't have many big wall aid aspirations, but the Dihedral Wall is high on the list. Its nice to know that with some persistence it can go clean...

HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 11, 2010 - 09:15pm PT
Bump for Chris
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Aug 24, 2011 - 01:21pm PT
Bump.

I've been scouring through my Meyers and Reid guide trying to find a good real deal Captain route that has pretty straightforward hauling, maybe not as crouded as other trade routes and would preferably go clean. From the topo the Dihedral looked like a good candidate, glad to come across this tr to confirm that.

Now to just spend a couple years getting in shape and getting my son up for the task.
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Aug 24, 2011 - 01:34pm PT
Watch out for bees. They zapped me on the first pitch. That's been a while, though.
I think you'll rock it, Paul.
tolman_paul

Trad climber
Anchorage, AK
Aug 24, 2011 - 01:52pm PT
I think the crux will be buying my A5 double ledge back from my climbing partner. I'd planned on climbing the Salathe with my wife, but before we even managed to start our training we found ourselves expecting a child. So, the double ledge collected dust for a long time, was occasionally setup on our living room climbing wall, but then I figured I'll never do a wall so might as well sell it.

Well that was 5 or so years back, and now I have a almost 15 y/o that is built like a gymnist, does 1 arm pullups, and has a dedication to training that I never had as a teenager. He's also developed an appreciation for good music (borrowed my Bob Marley collection to put on his I-pod) So I figure he'd be an awesome wall partner. That and his teenage surliness has made me want to throttle his punk azz on more than one ocasion when he mouths off to his mother. So I figure doing a wall with him will be a good way to work out the parent/kid teenage kinks.

So I figure if we manage a family road trip next summer and get in some long free routes in the valley and meadows, and he has a chance to gaze upon and meditate upon the captain, the seed will be sowed.

When I mentioned doing the captain together he said, ah I guess so.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Aug 24, 2011 - 01:52pm PT
Hauling paybacks above Thanksgiving Ledge?
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Aug 24, 2011 - 02:57pm PT
First time I've read this...very inspiring! And what was that goo on pitch 14?
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Aug 24, 2011 - 03:01pm PT
Just a seep. They're all over the Cap.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Aug 24, 2011 - 03:28pm PT
For an El Cap route, it's one of the hotter ones due to less breeze. So be careful what time of year you do it.
Captain...or Skully

climber
or some such
Aug 24, 2011 - 03:30pm PT
True dat.
Gene

climber
Aug 24, 2011 - 04:21pm PT
Chris Chan left us way too early. RIP.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 6, 2012 - 11:56pm PT
Proud but Bittersweet Bump...
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