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El Capitan


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
El Capitan, Zodiac, a rite of passage
Tuesday June 21, 2011 11:58pm
Credit: Karl Baba

Here's my latest trip report about Riley and my Fateful trip up zodiac.

Best to see it on my website along with links and pictures at this address

http://www.yosemiteclimber.com/Zodiacarmandaleg.html

I hope you enjoy

Peace

Bob

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Karl Baba
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Karl Baba has lived in Yosemite forever and loves you!

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eKat

Trad climber
  Jun 22, 2011 - 12:47am PT
Well. . . YAY!

TFPU!
Tozo

Trad climber
East of West
  Jun 22, 2011 - 10:19am PT
Wow! quite a story and nicely written. sounds like you're on the right track for healing. keep it up!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
  Jun 22, 2011 - 10:54am PT
thanks for the TR, glad you guys are ok.
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Jun 22, 2011 - 10:56am PT
Well done Bro!!!
xtrmecat

Big Wall climber
Kalispell, Montanagonia
  Jun 22, 2011 - 11:07am PT
Karl, It is a very interesting thing you and Zodiac have going. I am so glad you got the adventure you sought, and lived to tell about it.
I followed the story in the threads, remained in the background, let things heal, and watched.

Your adventure on this route is a level up from my own, and it has been giving me fits also. But my issues are minor compared to yours. You seem to have prevailed, a much richer person from the experience, and Riley got some too, but that is another TR and route and man.

Congrats on another full value adventure, and thank you so much for sharing it with us. Happy healing you old wise one.

Burly Bob
Jay Wood

Trad climber
Land of God-less fools
  Jun 22, 2011 - 11:58am PT
Thanks for the report. Glad you didn't get racked worse!




Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jun 22, 2011 - 12:16pm PT
Karl,
You write very well. Especially well seeing as how it is no-hands!

Please edit my name out of the TR (wink/smile) - I'm not worthy.
Riley is :-)

Heal well!
Weld_it

Trad climber
Chatsworth
  Jun 22, 2011 - 12:16pm PT
FACT: RADNESSSSSS!!!!
nutjob

Sport climber
Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  Jun 22, 2011 - 02:21pm PT
Nice writeup Karl. Have a blast with the music composition! It's hard to make time to get up to speed on that stuff. Ableton looks like you can do some amazing things.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
  Jun 22, 2011 - 02:39pm PT
B.A.M.F.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Author's Reply  Jun 23, 2011 - 12:10pm PT
It would be nice to post this TR directly but i don't have the time to redo it for ST.

I did it in Golive 6. Anyway to save the file so that the links and images load when pasted into Supertopo?

Peace

Karl
Gene

climber
  Jun 23, 2011 - 12:46pm PT
Baba O'Riley!
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Jun 23, 2011 - 09:28pm PT
SWEET TR. Lil banged up!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Author's Reply  Jun 28, 2011 - 03:49pm PT
Sometimes I just like to bump myself
scottpedition

climber
Just south of one Valley or the other
  Jun 29, 2011 - 04:13am PT
Nicely told Karl; thanks for much for sharing your story. Hope you continue to heal up. (Oh, and it's classic that you're snapping shots of Riley while standing there with an unset broken arm mid-bail.)
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
  Jun 29, 2011 - 05:14am PT
Hey Karl,

What an amazing trip. You guys were both pros during the retreat, something many people, myself included, would have trouble emulating. It is much easier to be tough when you don't have to be. Glad you guys "had it" when you needed it! Hope to see you this fall.

Cheers,

Doug
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
  Jun 29, 2011 - 12:35pm PT
Palin/Bachman Bump
mariaji

Social climber
Tucson, AZ
  Jul 18, 2011 - 02:35pm PT
Beautiful and sublime!
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