Our first trip up El Cap (Full Nose TR)

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snowey

Trad climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 28, 2008 - 12:45am PT
Albert (yu-min) and I just got off of the captain after our first wall. It was a ton of suffering and in HINDSIGHT a lot of fun. We are going to call it the FUA of the Nose (First Ukileili Ascent). Full TR with pics and videos available for your enjoyment here:

http://pullharder.org/2008/08/27/the-nose-epicly/


Prod

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Aug 28, 2008 - 05:00am PT
Bravo!

Prod.
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Aug 28, 2008 - 05:28am PT
Now that is the standard to be kept in mind when writing trip reports!

I was with you guys for the whole way.
Who remembers to pack a ukelele(sp)? Dang I wish my balalaika hadn't been stolen......

The original music really makes it!

I am inspired, am developing new plans for a repeat ascent...
Blinny

Trad climber
That's-eKatToYou!
Aug 28, 2008 - 07:04am PT
BEST TRIP REPORT, EVER!

:-)

TWANG!

eKat
Nanook

climber
Aug 28, 2008 - 07:41am PT
Awesome! Thanks
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Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
up Yonder (someplace else)
Aug 28, 2008 - 08:06am PT
Good job, guys!



Now get back down here to your Singing lessons!!!



Rock on......
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Aug 28, 2008 - 08:27am PT
Great trip report thanks for sharing.
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Fairfax, CA
Aug 28, 2008 - 08:40am PT
Sweeet!

Thanks for posting.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Aug 28, 2008 - 11:20am PT
F*#king awesome.

"We had no choice, the only way down was up"

you hauled a Kamaka up the nose!! Could be the first ukulele ascent. Must've had a good hard case.
excellent.

Screw Michael Phelps. indeed.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Aug 28, 2008 - 11:23am PT
Wow. Great job guys- on the route and the TR.
yu-min

Big Wall climber
california, san diego
Aug 28, 2008 - 12:11pm PT
Thanks a lot everyone!!!! The Uke is becoming a tradition on our big walls, always adds a bit of Stoke at some crucial moments. Now, a few days later the pain and suffering has faded from the mind and i think were ready for another rock out on another wall, any suggestions? Oh and good spot on the "Kamaka", the best ukes out there!
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
Aug 28, 2008 - 12:22pm PT
I think that the ukelele has set the standard for wall instrument. Great TR guys. Good effort, and I agree that was a classic line "the only way down was up."

Cheers,

Doug
micronut

Trad climber
fresno, ca
Aug 28, 2008 - 02:09pm PT
Well well done fellas. Proud. Way proud. I'm heading out to buy a uke tonight! Going to Courtright and climbing something big and scary and I'm already working on lyrics. I dont even know how to play one, but I'm buying one. Guitar Center here I come.
JohnRoe

Trad climber
State College, PA
Aug 28, 2008 - 02:19pm PT
inspirational. Thanks for sharing
OlympicMtnBoy

climber
Seattle
Aug 28, 2008 - 03:05pm PT
That was awesome! Nice job on the climb and a great TR! I love the way you combined the text, photos, and very short video clips.
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
up Yonder (someplace else)
Aug 28, 2008 - 03:17pm PT
You guys should climb Mescalito.....very clean.
You'll love it...
yu-min

Big Wall climber
california, san diego
Aug 28, 2008 - 05:48pm PT
captain... or is it skully? Thanks for the suggestion, Mescalito looks incredible. ST says it takes an average of 7 days, what would you give it? Does it get a lot of traffic? it would be great to have a little jam session on a wall one day
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
up Yonder (someplace else)
Aug 28, 2008 - 06:19pm PT
I climbed it in '98 with Ammon. We took 5 days. We used like 5 pins....Had a great time. That's a good route that NEEDS some ukelele action...I guess it's like A2+(whatever that means)...

Oh, BTW, in the Valley, I'm mostly Kaptain Kirk, but in Idaho, I'm all Skully.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Aug 28, 2008 - 06:29pm PT
Pretty badass, I like the TR too!
Kupandamingi

Trad climber
Berkeley
Aug 28, 2008 - 08:31pm PT
excellent report - truly captured the experience. Loved the near tears video when you got to the top!
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