Southwest Face C2 5.8

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Liberty Cap

Yosemite Valley, California USA

Trip Report
Liberty Cap - SW Face in a day!
Friday April 12, 2013 6:09pm
My friend Hamik and I climbed SW Face of Liberty Cap last weekend. Please check out the photos/report on the blog, since I am literally running out from work, going back to Yosemite, and have no time to re-post the whole thing here :)

If someone is planning on doing it, watch out for a BIG loose block in a chimney (on top of pitch 6). It can kill your belayer, easily!

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Vitaliy M.
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Vitaliy M. is annoying gym climber from San Francisco.

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Trad climber
The fake McCoy from nevernever land.
  Apr 12, 2013 - 06:14pm PT
nice stuff. thanks for sharing, i really enjoyed your pics.

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Apr 12, 2013 - 07:07pm PT
Nice dude! Go kill it on the nose!!!

Trad climber
Southern New Hampshire
  Apr 12, 2013 - 08:52pm PT
Right on, sounds like an awesome day.
That block in the chimney moved on our leader last fall.
Fuk all scary.

Trad climber
  Apr 12, 2013 - 09:50pm PT

You are having a great season- thanks for the TR!
Captain...or Skully

Boise, ID
  Apr 12, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Solid TR...Good Pics. The NIAD is waiting. If you want it.
You're all over that shizzle.

Trad climber
Erik O. Auburn, CA
  Apr 12, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
Thank you for sharing!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Apr 12, 2013 - 10:28pm PT
Thanks V, stellar rock quality!!!!
Brian Biega

Truckee, CA
  Apr 12, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Hi Vitaliy-

Great write up! Thanks for sharing the details...

Cheers, Brian

Trad climber
under the sea
  Apr 12, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
NIAD will be no problem I bet. Looks sweet. Keep it going...
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
  Apr 12, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
Nice job! Look forward to your NIAD report!

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
  Apr 12, 2013 - 11:41pm PT

  Apr 13, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
Vitaliy, awesome stuff as per usual. Way to keep it free as can be!

Thanks for always taking the time to post up awesome TRs & share photos. Really keeps the stoke high. U have to update your interests on your blog profile tho, it's should probably say wall climbing by now :-)

Mt Clark looks amazing.

Edit- yikes finger gobie!

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  Apr 13, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
Way to hit it Big V!!!

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Apr 14, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Nice achievment!

Random Nobody
  Apr 14, 2013 - 06:48pm PT
Hey, thanks for the pics.. Made this a great TR.


Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Apr 14, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
Big adventure guys! Lots of walking, rad views, sketchy climbing and boldness mixed in with some splitter action on a big ol wall with a cool name. Proud. Thanks for sharing! Keep it up!


Trad climber
the middle of CA
  Apr 15, 2013 - 02:15am PT
You climb a lot. That's cool.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Apr 15, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Wow. Just freakin' Wow. And awesome. Really--freakin' awesome, too.

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
  Apr 15, 2013 - 11:01am PT
right on Liberty Cap!

some great shots, and how rare to see a mole.

thanks for sharing,

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
  Apr 15, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
Nice V!

That is a special place back there.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Author's Reply  Apr 15, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Yea, it is quite nice mucci. Now I know why you go back haha.

Seeing a mole in the wild was awesome. No one I know (that I asked) saw one.

NIAD turned into NIAPush (we went over 24 hours, but didn't bail! It was a good choice to bring only 1 rope to avoid bailing lol). My partner's first time on the route (4th wall ever), and I was mostly leading pitches I didn't do on my first trip up. Few things happened that wasted a good amount of time. Still have a lot of room to improve on speed that's for sure. Was a bit cold and windy up there Saturday night, but not too bad.

Oakland, CA
  Apr 16, 2013 - 02:43pm PT
Verrrrry nice, Vitaliy!

Trad climber
under the sea
  Apr 16, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Sweet!!! Hope to fire one off myself sometime soon.

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  Apr 16, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
NIAD turned into NIAPush (we went over 24 hours, but didn't bail!

Way to go man. One rope is ballsy! Hopefully we can get together for a wall soon.
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Liberty Cap - Southwest Face C2 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
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