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El Capitan


Yosemite Valley, California USA


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'11 Yosemite Valley Big Walls Trip Report (Pt. 2)
Monday July 11, 2011 11:31pm
Wow, yet another glorious (WET!) season in The Valley. With a few more stories to tell, and a few more walls under my belt, here is my attempt at documenting my experiences.

Here's a video I made from the footage I got while I was there:
http://vimeo.com/26748226

1. The BIG Linkup. A 26 hour epic on The Nose and The Reg. Route on Half Dome.
Nose/HD linkup
Nose/HD linkup
Credit: Cheyne
http://cheynelempe.blogspot.com/2011/06/big-linkup.html

2. The Zodiac Solo. A 19 hour clean ascent.
Zodiac Solo
Zodiac Solo
Credit: Cheyne
http://cheynelempe.blogspot.com/2011/07/zodiac-el-capitan-solo.html

3. NIAD. A 9 hour ascent with some friends.
NIAD
NIAD
Credit: Cheyne
http://cheynelempe.blogspot.com/2011/06/nose-el-capitan-pt-1.html

4. Lurking Fear. A 10.5 hour valley warm up.
Lurking fear
Lurking fear
Credit: Cheyne
http://cheynelempe.blogspot.com/2011/05/lurking-fear-el-capitan.html

Don't hesitate to comment on my blog or email me. I would love to answer any questions or give beta for any of these routes.

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Cheyne
About the Author
Cheyne is a big wall climber from CO.

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Lambone

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
  Jul 11, 2011 - 11:38pm PT
nice bro!
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Jul 11, 2011 - 11:43pm PT
Cheyne... nice stuff, enjoyed getting to know you, Colin, and Greg this season at the Bridge! See you next time!
Tom
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  Jul 11, 2011 - 11:48pm PT
Gettin' after it!
BriGuy

climber
black hills, south dakota
  Jul 12, 2011 - 12:04am PT
Cheyne, dude, you SLAYED it this spring. Big props.

Super impressive Zodiac ascent: 1 rope, no hammer or bivy gear, onsight. SICK
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Jul 12, 2011 - 12:09am PT
Aside from having you hump my gear down from the top, how about if I have you haul it up as well next time?

You're really getting some traction now, Cheyne, I can't wait to see what you do in the future, watching you is inspiring.
NA_Kid

Big Wall climber
The Bear State
  Jul 12, 2011 - 03:19am PT
Way to send Monkey! Like BriGuy said, you slayed it.
CHEERS!
freerider

climber
  Jul 12, 2011 - 07:13am PT
Nice... zodiac ascent is really impressive, well done man!
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
  Jul 12, 2011 - 09:22am PT
Wow, impressive effort. Way to go.
DaveT.

Big Wall climber
Mammoth Lakes
  Jul 12, 2011 - 10:13am PT
nice one. good to see you got after it! see you next time.... Part 3?......
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Jul 12, 2011 - 11:45am PT
Great sends! Sorry to like, wake you up at the base of Zodiac when we were sniffing around for water, eh? That was funny when you later told us you found your dropped cam!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jul 12, 2011 - 08:05pm PT
Awesome sends!
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Jul 13, 2011 - 05:18pm PT
Do you all know that Cheyne humped one my loads down from the top of ZM the day before his 19 hour solo?

The day after I hump loads down from El Cap the only thing I can usually solo is a nice cold one in the meadow!
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
  Jul 15, 2011 - 01:54am PT
Cheyne, Colin, and Greg,

CONGRATS on all your accomplishments this summer! I had been following your exploits since last year and it was great to meet you and Colin! Looking forward to running into you guys next summer!

Cheers!
Cheyne

Big Wall climber
CO
Author's Reply  Jul 22, 2011 - 08:14pm PT
I just added a video. Enjoy!!
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Jul 22, 2011 - 09:28pm PT
Young Wall master you are.
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
  Jul 22, 2011 - 09:36pm PT
Sweet video; thanks!
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