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El Capitan


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Death, Alpine Climbing, The Shield on El Cap

by Owen
Wednesday May 29, 2019 7:12pm
If you are just looking for another trip report with a few photos and some cliche takeaways scroll down to the middle of the post; if you are looking for a story read the whole thing...

https://owensilitch.blogspot.com/2019/05/alpine-climbing-aidan-and-sending.html

Climbing Cryophobia in the Ghost Valley, Alberta CA
Climbing Cryophobia in the Ghost Valley, Alberta CA
Credit: Owen

Looking down from the Shield Headwall
Looking down from the Shield Headwall
Credit: Owen

Leading on the triple cracks
Leading on the triple cracks
Credit: Owen

Aidan Silitch in his element
Aidan Silitch in his element
Credit: Owen


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overwatch

climber
Arizona
  May 29, 2019 - 07:17pm PT
Haven't finished it all yet but cool so far, thanks for taking the time.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
  May 29, 2019 - 07:40pm PT
Owen, I did read the entirety. Well done on many levels. I left a comment. Peace, Dude, and prayers.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
  May 29, 2019 - 08:33pm PT
Awesome! bumping to top. Owen, please put this on the new climbing forum after this one disappear's in 3 days. http://forums.redpointuniversity.com Thanks, lynnie
Owen

Gym climber
New Hampshire
Author's Reply  May 30, 2019 - 07:37am PT
Hi Lynnie, thank you for the kind words. I just recently heard about the ST forum shutting down and will try and post this on the website that you linked
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
  May 30, 2019 - 09:25am PT
Looking forward to it, Owen.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
  May 30, 2019 - 10:46am PT
https://www.climbing.com/news/obituary-aidan-cameron-silitch-2002-2019/
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  May 31, 2019 - 03:14pm PT
hey there, say... bump... climbing report...

we will miss seeing new ones... :(
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
  May 31, 2019 - 04:07pm PT
Neebee, people can post them on forums.redpointuniversity.com. We are still a community.
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El Capitan - The Shield A3 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The Shield is route number 7.
Photo: Tom Frost
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The Nose—the best rock climb in the world!
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The Salathé Wall ascends the most natural line up El Cap.
El Capitan - Salathe Wall 5.13b or 5.9 C2 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Salathe Wall, 5.13b or 5.9 C2
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The Salathé Wall ascends the most natural line up El Cap.
El Capitan - Zodiac A2 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
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1800' of fantastic climbing.
El Capitan - Lurking Fear C2F 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Lurking Fear, C2F 5.7
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Lurking Fear is route number 1.
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