Our first trip up El Cap (Full Nose TR)


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Boulder climber
Aug 29, 2008 - 12:21am PT
Seems like success hinged upon positive attitudes, humor and a ukulele. Great TR.

Big Wall climber
california, san diego
Aug 29, 2008 - 04:14am PT
Sweet, thanks kaptian, will see you in the valley! thanks for the beta, and Thanks everyone else for the rad support!
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
up Yonder (someplace else)
Aug 29, 2008 - 05:33pm PT
Yu-min rocks bump...

Aug 29, 2008 - 07:15pm PT
Hey is that a BD Big Gun harness you're wearing in the pics? If so, how'd you like it? Not many reviews of em out there and I need a new wall harness.
mark miller

Social climber
Aug 29, 2008 - 07:34pm PT
YU-Min... I've been thinking about organizing a big wall jam for years... We haul a compressor up to Lay Lady ledge or Gorrilla battery powered amps and a battery powered 8 track up some wall, record the musical event and sell "Bootleg" CD's to raise $ for Skinners museum project. "Brilliant".......

Oakland: what's not to love?
Aug 29, 2008 - 07:40pm PT

Caught the teaser the other day, just now saw/heard/experienced the whole multi-media affair. Loved it.

Looks like you two have an incredible partnership - that's fun to see come through in the vids.

My favorite moment, the "King Swing - Reality Check". I've felt that! From wild psych and fire to all-consuming despair and fear.

Big Wall climber
california, san diego
Aug 29, 2008 - 07:45pm PT
Doooood! a jam on the wall sounds like its gonna have to be put into the making...

OlymicMntBoy, yea its a big gun, i like it a lot! The double belay loops are actually pretty nice when hitching easy daisies on both sides, fifi slips perfectly up the middle. the padding is GREAT and its really not that heavy at all.

Bruce, your totally right about that crashing sensation

Trad climber
Aug 29, 2008 - 07:48pm PT
The ultimate TR. You did it up right. Bravo!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 30, 2008 - 02:06am PT
top of the list,
lots of fun and wonderful spirit

Aug 30, 2008 - 12:25pm PT
Wade Icey

Trad climber
Sep 1, 2008 - 12:43pm PT
who's with me?
Nate Ricklin

San Diego
Sep 2, 2008 - 01:26pm PT
Way to push it guys, rad!

Trad climber
Sep 2, 2008 - 01:49pm PT
YEA man! Happened across that a few days ago checking your site. Freaking sweet. Keep at it homeskates.


Trad climber
Sep 2, 2008 - 04:46pm PT
bump--way to go!
David Nelson

San Francisco
Sep 2, 2008 - 11:52pm PT
Most people who climb The Nose echo Harding's humility: the rock seems to be in much better shape than I was. Good humility in the face of the greatness of the route, good style getting back on the horse. Hard to do. I been there.


Social climber
Sep 3, 2008 - 12:01am PT
hey there.. .this is a wonderful share... congrats to you, yu-min and friend....

say, more power to the ukulele... how sweet...

say, laurel and hardy (old movie clip) tried scaling some huge outdoor staircase with a piano----not good...


i hope my computer can view the video of the climb, as i just saw someone mention it... god bless you richly on your next climb... cheers! and good cheer!

Social climber
Sep 3, 2008 - 12:16am PT
hey there yu-min... say, i went and read the whole trip, and could not yet do the videos.. will try tomorrow when i have more time... but say:

the whole set-up of how you presented the trip did wonders for me... i could picture it better than from other reads and you named each "name" of the spots you stopped at how every thing you spread out, you did in a good solid order for me and my ol' brain... thanks a lot (i am not a climber, but i still love reading and trying to figure out the trails they all do)...

god bless..
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
up Yonder (someplace else)
Sep 3, 2008 - 12:53am PT
Definitely grok it, there, NeeBee......These are the tribesmen.
Monkeys all, they.

Big Wall climber
california, san diego
Sep 3, 2008 - 01:26am PT
Thanks everyone!!! Kaptian, are you talking about the monkey crew! Bad ass, heard you guys giving the moose call from up high

Social climber
Sep 3, 2008 - 01:38am PT
hey there yu-min... my brother and i had the very same feeling looking up at el cap, when we were kids...

i wonder what must have gone through his mind on his first climb there...

i thought i had heard that he climbed el cap... if he did... he must have felt the same way as you, when he took his first move..

*say, does anyone here, know if mark (chappy) climbed el cap???
and when, and with who...

i just don't have money, so i cant call himmm when i like... :(
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