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El Capitan


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Lurking Fear The Fun Way!!!
Wednesday November 12, 2014 7:35pm
Fun was the name of the game on this trip! We were hoping to climb the salethe wall, so on friday we climbed freeblast thinking we would haul to mammoth and blast the next day! but, there were a little bit of crowds and we were on a tight schedule and couldn't afford to wait a day! so, a rest day at shuteye ridge that left me super stoked, and we were off for lurking fear on sunday!

We were having a very hard time deciding if we should climb the route in a day or in 2 days... Wandering what would be more fun and rewarding. we finally reached the decision of a 2 day cruise! so, off we went!!!!!!!


We switched leads and I went for pitch 1 sense I have been on it! We brought a jetboil and some mountain house meals (a first for me!) and it was nice compared to the cold canned food! There was no suffering on this trip and it was all to nice! the pitches were all so dang fun and never ended! the 5.12 splitters down low were just the most beautiful C1 climbing in the world! it felt as if it was the finger crack comparison of the stove legs!

We slept at end of pitch 7 and thanks giving! can't wait to get back and do it again! OOOGGGHHH!!

weehaw!
weehaw!
Credit: whitemeat


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About the Author
whitemeat is a trad climber from San Luis Obispo, CA.

Comments
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
  Nov 12, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
great footage and not too long!

so ... if I want to take my buddy up, and he free climbs maybe 5.5, can he just jug the whole thing?
Evel

Trad climber
Nedsterdam CO
  Nov 12, 2014 - 07:49pm PT
Outstanding Lads! Meat you keep this up and you'll get the hang of it.;)
whitemeat

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Author's Reply  Nov 12, 2014 - 07:57pm PT
Ms55401

Ya, a person who climbs 5.5 would crush that thing with a pair of jugs and a couple aiders! Go get it!!!
The Larry

climber
  Nov 12, 2014 - 07:59pm PT
Nice work. That one is still on my list.
SeaToSky

Mountain climber
Fresno, CA
  Nov 12, 2014 - 10:08pm PT
What a great perspective of the route! Thanks for sharing :) Well done!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Nov 12, 2014 - 10:28pm PT
Nice vid angles with the stick clip! :)
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

climber
Out Of Bed
  Nov 12, 2014 - 10:29pm PT
sweet so cool thnx for the views
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
  Nov 12, 2014 - 11:19pm PT
Thanks! The selfies at 1:20 are pretty cool, capturing the feel.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Nov 12, 2014 - 11:37pm PT
Sweet vid Mickey! Getting super creative with the go pro bud! I like it!!!
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
  Nov 13, 2014 - 05:13am PT
thanks meat.
most excellent i always enjoy your contributions.

good to hear that you've healed up
and are back at it.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
  Nov 13, 2014 - 06:23am PT
Two nights, with hauling gear is moving, Congrats!
johntp

Trad climber
Punter, Little Rock
  Nov 13, 2014 - 06:42am PT
Cheers meat! TFPU. It is apparent you were born to climb.
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
  Nov 13, 2014 - 07:30am PT
Good job, meaty
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, Bozeman, the ocean, or ?
  Nov 13, 2014 - 07:33am PT
Oh Whitemeat, your TRs and your energy just give me a boost every time I see something from you. So glad you are out there crushing big time again.

Susan
lars johansen

Trad climber
West Marin, CA
  Nov 13, 2014 - 08:07am PT
Nice video Meat. Thanks
lars
couchmaster

climber
  Nov 13, 2014 - 08:19am PT


Awesome Mickey! Fast times (at Ridgemont high:-) Did you rap the route from Thanksgiving or top out and do the East Ledges descent?
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
  Nov 13, 2014 - 03:01pm PT
Your not even 20 yet are ya?! Way to get back on it. Inspirational

You freeclimbing with gloves to keep your hands warm? If so, what are you using?
whitemeat

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Author's Reply  Nov 13, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
Thanks all! It's nice to hear that you all liked the video! Put some work into it!!

Still got 3 more years until I am 20!!!

We topped out and walked down east ledges!

And no, I don't wear gloves, but my partner was wearing mechanic gloves that he loves!
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
  Nov 13, 2014 - 03:32pm PT
What!!! 17? OK, now I'm just pizzed-off! ;)

Mechanics goves eh. I need something when it's cold. I'll check em out. Thanks!

Super sweet vid, btw. Great use of the gopro.
Osprey

climber
  Nov 13, 2014 - 05:18pm PT
Great video.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Nov 13, 2014 - 05:32pm PT
Blancocarne,

Su video es muy bueno hombre! Tu escalas los rocas muy rapido!
Beun trabajo mi amigo, buen trabajo.

Senor micronut
whitemeat

Trad climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Author's Reply  Nov 13, 2014 - 06:40pm PT
diminuto tuerca,

Thanks! I couldn't find a translation for "micro" so I just used tiny nut!!!

Blancocarne!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
  Nov 17, 2014 - 09:50pm PT
That was a great video! Really captures the route and the feel of being on the Captain.
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