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Yosemite Valley, California USA


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I took my novice climber girlfriend up a big wall...
Sunday July 16, 2017 11:01am
This is a sort-of trip report (1/5 videos) coming out in the coming weeks. I was trying to free the Leaning Tower Westie Face (5.13a)

This was from my trip up to check out the route, all the videos together, particularly the last one will be useful for anyone wishing to free the route.



Not sure if I should post the others up on here - or if that is spammy? If someone knows, let me know :D

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loverock
About the Author
Nate Murphy is a mediocre climber from the UK.

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Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
  Jul 16, 2017 - 11:13am PT
Post away dude, that was a fun watch, hope your relationship survived!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Jul 16, 2017 - 11:21am PT
hey there say, loverock... oh myyyy... say, you are most welcome to share your trip report here! :)

starting out, it sure sounds like this is 'the place to be' :)

i have just started to watch it...

will post again, after i see it all...

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Jul 16, 2017 - 11:34am PT
hey there say... oh myyyyyyyyyyyyy... this sure was something to watch...


:)


me, not a climber, and don't KNOW about 'set ups' or anything,
but--hope novice was safe...

say, but you sure did a great job, on the filming of it, :)


stay safe, have fun, and keep sharing...

later, as more folks get a chance to get back on line, etc,
you'll get far better feedback, than from little ol' me, :)


great share!
hug that novice...
loverock

Trad climber
london
Author's Reply  Jul 16, 2017 - 12:04pm PT
Thanks Neebee! :) :)
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
  Jul 16, 2017 - 12:10pm PT
Post 'em!

Nice work.
Captain...or Skully

climber
Boise, ID
  Jul 16, 2017 - 01:13pm PT
Good times! TFPU!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jul 16, 2017 - 01:55pm PT
Really nice,
Keep em coming
👍👊
Malemute

Ice climber
great white north
  Jul 16, 2017 - 02:00pm PT
1:17 I've never put a cam in anything
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Jul 16, 2017 - 02:48pm PT
This is really good!

I had a partner for Lurking Fear whose diminutive size prevented him from hauling effectively. This caused our retreat.

Good on you both for sticking with it.

Sitting on my hands, awaiting more of the story...
Mike.

climber
  Jul 16, 2017 - 02:51pm PT
TFPU!

Hauling to Guano Ledge...good character builder.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
  Jul 16, 2017 - 03:04pm PT
Great video! Looking forward to the next installments.

I once took a novice climber girlfriend to work on a new route on a sandstone wall-- fun stuff!!
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
  Jul 16, 2017 - 06:06pm PT
That was fun to watch.

But I cringe when I see women climbing in a tank top. One word - melanoma!
I climb in a sports bra and a short sleeve performance fabric T-shirt, and very lightweight arm sleeves.
(Oh, and some kind of pants too, obviously...)
It's really no hotter than a tank top and protects your skin from the sun so much better. And given the cost of the titanium dioxide sunblock I coat my exposed skin with, it saves a lot of money to be more covered up!

Phyl
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
  Jul 16, 2017 - 08:14pm PT
phylp; I know you were serious, but it made me grin.

ps; I deplete Value Village stock here in Seattle of their light weight cotton long sleeve shirts for that very reason.
L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
  Jul 16, 2017 - 08:50pm PT
That was awesome, Nate.
Please post more of 'em!
Kudos to your girlfriend for jumping into the deep end of high adventure, and to you for not taking personally anything she might have said during the high stress of that high adventure. :-)
loverock

Trad climber
london
Author's Reply  Jul 17, 2017 - 03:18am PT
Thanks everyone for such positive feedback!

And cool, I will post the others when they go live :)
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
  Jul 17, 2017 - 05:15am PT
I always figured taking a girlfriend (or wife) up a wall route is a sure method of breaking up. Just humping the gear to the base of Leaning Tower should check that box.

Great video! Also love those van build/life videos you do.
Mike.

climber
  Jul 17, 2017 - 01:20pm PT
"I always figured taking a girlfriend (or wife) up a wall route is a sure method of breaking up."


It is a sure method of finding out who needs to be replaced ; )
Owen

Social climber
New York
  Jul 18, 2017 - 06:45pm PT
Awesome man! I also checked out some of your other youtube videos...really great stuff! Did you manage to free the rest of the route btw?

Cheers,

Owen
kingtut

Social climber
carmel, ca
  Jul 18, 2017 - 11:23pm PT
rofl hauling epic. good times.
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