Trip Report
ElCap Report "Pics Fall 07 "
Monday October 29, 2007 12:55am
Tom doesn't know how to post photos here, ironic isn't, hahah
So I do for him, enjoy.

Fall in Yosemite


Fall in Yosemite from the "Bridge" as you all know.


Alex Huber speeding on Nose,


Croatian Girls Nose


Following King Swing


Ivo PO Wall


McNeeley Surgeon General


Reticent Cluster


Euros on the Trip


ZM Lightning Bolt Roofs


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Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
  Oct 29, 2007 - 12:57am PT
Those are awesome!
Gene

climber
  Oct 29, 2007 - 12:59am PT
WOW!!

Thanks
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
  Oct 29, 2007 - 01:02am PT
Great Shots!
Thanks for posting those...
Sure miss those Fall daze...
Glad to be able to live vicariously through you folks.

Cheers
DD
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
  Oct 29, 2007 - 01:08am PT
schweeeeeeet....i especially like the 'cluster'...thanks for sharing !
Holdplease2

Big Wall climber
Yosemite area
  Oct 29, 2007 - 01:30am PT
Thats RIGHT you like the cluster! ;)

What the heck is Ammon climbing, anyway? He's hooking on nothing again, isn't he? Standard fare for him, I suppose.

-Kate.
ricardo

Gym climber
San Francisco, CA
  Oct 29, 2007 - 02:50am PT
i think its high time that tom get a photo repository on the web .. i want to see about 100x more pictures from all the ascents he's taken shots of this season ..

how about it tom ..

maybe you can put the whole load up on flickr ..
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
  Oct 29, 2007 - 02:57am PT
That last one of the ZM roofs is really something.

~S
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Oct 29, 2007 - 10:49am PT
Thanks to my buddy Werner for posting a few of my fall shots...
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
  Oct 29, 2007 - 10:56am PT
Thank you for taking them Tom.
Great work!
ricardo

Gym climber
San Francisco, CA
  Oct 29, 2007 - 12:36pm PT
the shot of the lightning bolt roofs is incredible .. i can imagine how uncomfortable that position must be..
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
  Oct 29, 2007 - 12:37pm PT
truly stellar
spyork

Trad climber
Tunneling out of prison
  Oct 29, 2007 - 12:43pm PT
awesome pics Tom!
hoipolloi

climber
A friends backyard with the neighbors wifi
  Oct 29, 2007 - 02:09pm PT
This batch is so good! The one of Lightning Bolt roof is spectacular!
piquaclimber

Trad climber
SEKI
  Oct 29, 2007 - 03:22pm PT
Very nice!
Ottawa Doug

Social climber
Ottawa, Canada
  Oct 29, 2007 - 03:40pm PT
Sweet pics! Thanks Tom and Werner.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Oct 29, 2007 - 04:40pm PT
What's really cool about these photos, even though they are a long way away, is that you can clearly recognize Alex, Ivo, Ammon and Kate.

That section of the Lightning Bolt Roof - spectacular though the photo is - is nothing more than a rivet ladder.

Kate, your cluster is too vell-organicized. Tom should have shown some photos of our barnyard on the Sheep Ranch if he wanted to show a proper cluster.
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Oct 29, 2007 - 05:58pm PT
YO.. actually the "Cluster" shot was posted to show an "organized" cluster. You should see some of the PTPP junk shows... really proud stuff too!
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
  Oct 29, 2007 - 06:03pm PT
I vividly remember cleaning that very section of the P.O. The airiest spot on the whole route. But that's not all! As a added bonus! the rope runs over a sharp edge!!

Good times. Thanks for the memories.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Oct 29, 2007 - 06:14pm PT
C'mon, man - show 'em a proper cluster!
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Oct 29, 2007 - 07:02pm PT
PTPP..not sure the page is long enough to show the full extent of one of your creations maximus!
Blinny

Trad climber
  Oct 29, 2007 - 09:57pm PT
HohCheeMen!

That ZM roof shot is flat out the best big wall shot I have ever seen!

Is that TedShred or his partner?

?

eKat
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
  Oct 29, 2007 - 10:09pm PT
Awesome photos. Thanks for all the time and effort it took to take and post them.
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Oct 29, 2007 - 10:42pm PT
Blinny... it is Kevin, Teds partner... I got some sweet pics of the entire route... they had good colors but didnt wear them most of the time... but still they got some nice shots to remember the climb from... good climbing team too...

Look at the Croatian girls... now those chics have real style!! And they were rewarded with lots of pics... the more colorful you are the more the camera gets pointed your way... basic law of physics there... right Ed?!
Blinny

Trad climber
  Oct 29, 2007 - 10:43pm PT
YAY, Tom. . . so glad that's Kevin!

COOLAGE!

Thanks!

kath
Holdplease2

Big Wall climber
Yosemite area
  Oct 29, 2007 - 11:05pm PT
Tom, you'll be glad to know that my new jacket just came in, its a Das Parka in a fabulous I'm going to be the first mandarin orange to climb el cap in under...I mean over...17 days!

:)

And Pete, the cluster in the shot is "Bivy put away cluster." Shockingly, everything thats out actually went *in* the haul bag, rather than dangling around it like Christmas decorations. ;)

Can't wait to haul...I mean climb... with you again next year!

-Kate.
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Oct 29, 2007 - 11:20pm PT
Yeah Kate ... you know you are one of my most photogenic climbers on the big stone and I would love to burn all those black things you like to wear!!!
Looking forward to seeing you raging on the big stone again... next spring maybe if I am still alive....
tom
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Oct 29, 2007 - 11:47pm PT
Kate in orange not black? I'll believe it when I see it.
Holdplease2

Big Wall climber
Yosemite area
  Oct 29, 2007 - 11:52pm PT
Heh, I know, Its just that the black is slimming. Orange helmet on the way, too, after the unfortunately timed departure of the white one. If you use a slow shutter speed next time I take a whipper, it might just look like a sunset. :)

If 8 hour leads on A3 is Raging, well, I'm all for that. heh. I guess you like it when you don't have to move the scope very often. Between me and Gene, you're going to get all lazy on us...

Maybe see you before you leave Tom, and you better be alive for next spring!

And Pete, to see it, you'll have to be out of your sleeping bag before I've led off around some corner...but then, why WOULD we break with tradition? ;) As long as you can make coffee in your sleep that isn't to Bad, and give me some kind of a Sign when its ready, WE'RE ON!

-Kate.

johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
  Oct 30, 2007 - 12:35am PT
Nice work Tom, and thanks Werner for posting them.

"..i especially like the 'cluster'..."
Yeah, I didn't know there was a trailer park on the wall.
Echo

Trad climber
San Diego, CA.
  Oct 30, 2007 - 01:51am PT
absolutely amazing shots... need more!

Thanks for the great shots and reporting Tom... And thanks for posting the pics Werner!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Oct 30, 2007 - 12:38pm PT
Kate,

I was Born to make coffee on the ledge! But when you wear orange, can I still see what you're wearing Under neath?
Holdplease2

Big Wall climber
Yosemite area
  Oct 30, 2007 - 12:49pm PT
Under that bright orange, yellow, and red Euro-suit? I'll only be wearing what I was Born with, so probably not.

:)

-Kate.
Conrad

climber
  Oct 30, 2007 - 01:28pm PT
Thanks Tom for the images, your patience and keen eye. Thanks Werner for posting Tom's images, installing wig wags and being in the Valley. Knowing you and Merry are around is very calming. All of your contributions to the tribe span many years. Thanks!



Merry in the shop... July 07
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Oct 30, 2007 - 05:33pm PT
Yo... Daves dad got the cd of your guys climbing the PO and some are pretty good... contact him for the shots... nice to see you guys having such a good time on the old Cap... plus you know how to dress right man!!!
Regards Tom
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Oct 30, 2007 - 05:49pm PT
Well, Kate, I guess that wouldn't be too Baaaaaaad. [I got two in on that one, pretty good, eh?] Not that I've ever seen much anyway. Hmph.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno
  Oct 30, 2007 - 05:54pm PT
I guess you missed the shot of one of those folks sending a baby pig screaming down 200 feet and hitting 10 feet to the right of me, Tom! Bummer. I'm sure the look on my face was priceless! hah!

Great shots! I have some fairly similar to the first couple, which I took after leaving the bridge the other day. The light and colors are amazing in the park right now! With temps perfect for climbing. An amazing late season so far.
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Oct 31, 2007 - 10:03pm PT
Yo.. the season goes on with great weather and the Cap empty... looks good for the next week at least... get here...
Duke-

Trad climber
SF, aka: Dirkastan
  Oct 31, 2007 - 10:55pm PT
TTTTTTHHHHHHHAAAAAAANNNNNNNKKKKKKKK YYYYYYYOOOOOOOUUUUU!!!!!!!


-Dirka
Mick K

climber
Northern Sierra
  Feb 22, 2008 - 01:19pm PT
I got the fever
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
  Feb 29, 2008 - 02:57am PT
because it's there
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  Feb 29, 2008 - 08:13am PT
Climbing thread, SWEET SHOTS!!!!
Thanks Werner
Prod

Trad climber
  Feb 29, 2008 - 02:10pm PT
Kick ass.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  Feb 29, 2008 - 02:59pm PT
Bump for the captain.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
  Feb 29, 2008 - 05:47pm PT
Man, all I can say is I hope no one is on or below Boot Flake when that thing goes. Yikes!
426

climber
  Feb 29, 2008 - 06:46pm PT
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
  Feb 29, 2008 - 09:14pm PT
nice training shots 426
MZiebell

Social climber
Prescott, AZ
  Mar 8, 2008 - 09:55am PT
Awesome - BUMP!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
  Mar 8, 2008 - 01:08pm PT
It has long been anticipated. First it was the Rotten Log then Ze Boot Flake that everybody looked for in absentia come spring! Still there despite our best efforts. Even the Hubermuscle couldn't budge it.

Great pics Tom! And thanks for facilitating Werner. Those headtorches ever get to you?
Offset

climber
seattle
  May 15, 2008 - 04:39pm PT
bump

(since we're missing the daily reports)
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
  May 15, 2008 - 06:27pm PT
Thanx 4 the pix, Werner...We bivied on The Boot when we climbed Tribal. It'll be there a while, yet...
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
  May 15, 2008 - 09:31pm PT
With all the talk up thread about cluster f*#k belays and what not. Here is a shinning example of a well organized belay, only problem is that I can't find my stash. (so maybe not so organized hehe.) Thanks Tom Evens for the pics.

le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Feb 13, 2013 - 10:39pm PT
skywalker

climber
  Feb 16, 2013 - 03:01am PT
Bump!

What an evolution Tom! Great pics!
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Feb 16, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
yeah, neither the photographic equipment nor I were so good back then... acceptable at that time but not now! Climbers donations made it possible for me to upgrade my big lens... thanks to all who donated!!
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
  Feb 16, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
Those shots are beautiful
Johnny K.

climber
  Jul 17, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
UpForCANYOUHEARMEWERNERASTROMANBRAUN
10b4me

climber
  Mar 12, 2014 - 04:56pm PT
bump
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