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scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
May 14, 2012 - 02:03pm PT
No, Darwin, I never did the climb in the old days, back when I "should
have." I have always been intimidated by big climbs, because I seem to
be a slow climber. Over the years I've talked to many climbers who, on some
level, I didn't consider to be all to impressive, but who have done big
impressive climbs that I wouldn't even consider.
Really, over the decades, I've done very few of the must-do all-day climbs
that EVERYONE does. So, I don't have much practice at the grind-it-out
kind of thing.

As I said in an earlier post, though, having a good night's sleep before
the climb would make a big difference. I made some costly mistakes on the
climb, too, which made me feel pretty inexperienced.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
May 14, 2012 - 02:59pm PT
Thanks for bumping this thread. That was one fine TR, El Cap, and a fine effort in July. A very belated congrats to you and Steve for both the effort, and the reporting.

John
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 14, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
Quintessential Yosemite....high in the grade for caloric expenditure.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
May 6, 2014 - 02:57am PT
Dehydrated and worked with a sense of impending doom BUMP!
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