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El Capitan


Yosemite Valley, California USA


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Lurking Fear -El Capitan
Friday September 28, 2012 8:39pm
Lea and I climbed Lurking Fear on El Capitan September 21 to September 26 2012. It was a fun route. Check out the report.

Credit: JSpencerV

http://jspencerv.blogspot.com/2012/09/lurking-fear-el-capitan-september-21-to.html

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JSpencerV
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JSpencerV is a trad climber from Santa Monica, CA.

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Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Aurora Colorado
  Sep 28, 2012 - 08:55pm PT
Congradulaions, climbing El Cap is one of the most memorable experiences of my life. My first time up I was scared to death and probably not a fun partner, but the second time it was just climbing.

I'm more interested in your routes in Peru. Got any beta for us on that? Do you need permits, did you get a guide, etc? In Ecuador I just showed up with no gear and got guided up Cotopaxi, over 19,000 feet, for a total cost of $130. If I'm not mistaken most everyone on supertopo has climbed el cap but only dream about international destinations.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  Sep 28, 2012 - 09:00pm PT
What a great route eh?!! Congrats!

However, without being rude I hope, let me say that I truly prefer peoples TR's here on Supertopo rather than a blog link.

I guess it's just me.....

thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
  Sep 28, 2012 - 09:57pm PT
MMM hooking is soo fun.

I notice you're tied in with ouut using the upper hole on your skyhook.

If you thread one end of the webbing you're making you tie in with through each hole and tie your knot there (water knot works best) the hooks have a bit of caming action.

Survival - If you have a blog and want post your TR then you have to upload all the pics again...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Sep 29, 2012 - 12:38am PT
not true luke. You just need to resize your images before you load them on your blog so you can hotlink them to the site without being all huge.

Of course that limits the hits on your blog..... ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Sep 29, 2012 - 01:00am PT
Nice work on the Trip Report. Looks like a fun route!
10b4me

climber
  Sep 29, 2012 - 02:20am PT
Nice trip report
Prod

Trad climber
  Sep 29, 2012 - 09:15am PT
Sweet.

Prod.
Banquo

climber
Amerricka
  Sep 29, 2012 - 11:14am PT
Well done.

We were up in El Cap Gully over the weekend working some new routes. Perhaps you heard us trundle some loose stuff. We heard some hammering at night but don't know if that was you.
JSpencerV

Trad climber
Santa Monica, CA
Author's Reply  Sep 29, 2012 - 11:31am PT
Don paul: check earlier entries in my log and there is all info you need for Peru. In short, we didn't use a guide and the routes were pretty straight forward. Send me a pm if more interested and we can chat.

Survival: apologize bout the format but it is just too much work (I'm on the road with limited Internet access) to convert entries from my blog. I wanted to post so People could have the beta - guess its better than not posting it.

The kidcirmier: great tip! Still learning.

Banquo. The hammering wasn't us but good stuff setting new routes!
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
  Sep 29, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
Re: hooking: it doesn't make a different on giant edges like the one in your photo buut make a world of difference (at least psychologically) on more precarious hook placements.

Are you staying in the valley for the rest of wall season?
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Sep 29, 2012 - 04:44pm PT
Nice, looks like a great time and climb,
Thanks!
-e
moacman

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
  Sep 29, 2012 - 06:25pm PT
Good job and thanx for sharing.........

Stevo
JSpencerV

Trad climber
Santa Monica, CA
Author's Reply  Sep 29, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
The kid corner: last wall this season. I'm headed back to south America soon for some alpine climbing-but will be back psyched for next season!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Sep 30, 2012 - 01:19am PT
good stuff reliving pitches with your story
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Sep 30, 2012 - 10:39am PT
Great route, congrats.
Great trip report.
Great photography.
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