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El Capitan


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Furking Lear
Friday October 10, 2014 11:44pm
Wes Goulding and I Furked up the Lear during an October scorch. We weren't fast but we enjoyed our perch. Here is link to the video documentary on You Tube. The original track featured the Black Bells but YouYube had a problem with them so had to find some other tunes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzYxCvblpSU

Start of pitch 6 crack.  Stunning geometry.
Start of pitch 6 crack. Stunning geometry.
Credit: wallgumby

Wes about to turn the corner on the pitch 7 hooking traverse.
Wes about to turn the corner on the pitch 7 hooking traverse.
Credit: wallgumby

Working to get the umbrella set up while belaying pitch 7 in blazing s...
Working to get the umbrella set up while belaying pitch 7 in blazing sun. Though it slowed us down, flagging the ledge made the hot belays much more bearable.
Credit: wallgumby

Wes leading out the roofs and horizontal cracks on the C2+ hooking pit...
Wes leading out the roofs and horizontal cracks on the C2+ hooking pitch #12
Credit: wallgumby

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Wallgumby is a wannabe big wall climber from LA LA, CA.

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clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
  Oct 11, 2014 - 09:25am PT
...also called Licking Fur.
Levy

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
  Oct 11, 2014 - 09:46am PT
I cannot view the video. It won't play.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Oct 13, 2014 - 08:29am PT
Well you deserve more than 2 comments for that! Thank you for sharing!
j-tree

Big Wall climber
Typewriters and Ledges
  Oct 13, 2014 - 09:00am PT
Click the box for allow video to be played on mobile devices!
https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2453875
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Oct 16, 2014 - 06:18am PT
Please drop the "s" from the URL.

Your gumby's showin'.

Nice that nobody furkin' died.

edit: Better.



Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Oct 13, 2014 - 11:36am PT

Nice send!!! and while it wasn't your first music choice, it worked!


Note: embedded your video below for easier play

[Click to View YouTube Video]
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Oct 13, 2014 - 12:57pm PT
Your video brought back memories from almost 45 years ago. My first El Cap experience was a little south of Lurking Fear on the West Buttress. Nicely done, and thank you for posting.

John
westhegimp

Social climber
granada hills
  Oct 16, 2014 - 05:34am PT
Nice video! Great job David.

Wes
matty

Trad climber
Sad the forum is gone =(
  Oct 16, 2014 - 08:56am PT
RAD too bad we couldnt hook up this summer. I had lurking fear on the radar for this fall too but my broken toe put a stop to that. Maybe I'll get a later fall ascent? Peace and thanks for posting.
wallgumby

Big Wall climber
LA-LA, CA
Author's Reply  Oct 16, 2014 - 01:05pm PT

Hope your toe finishes final stages of healing fast. Yes, look forward to getting on something with you.

BTW, I have two new lines on Box Canyon wall I am looking for someone to try with me. Give me a call if you would like to hop on them one afternoon.

-David
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