Trip Report
Salathe wall. . . . our first big wall
Sunday June 9, 2013 12:32pm
First of all sorry because English Is not my primary language.

I just wanted to thanks Chris Mcnamara for the book How to Big Wall Climbing.

My partner and I just came down couple of days ago from the top of el Cap after climb salathe wall, it was our first big wall and everything was so smooth and fluid, I know it wouldn't be like that if we wouldn't read the book.
we were the . . . . Costa Rica Team. . . . . on the Tom Evans reports.

we spent 5 days on the spectacular route and 1 day on top of the majestic - El Cap.

keep motivating people out there.

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Alejo is a trad climber from costa rica.

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Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  Jun 9, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
Excellent TR all the story lines intact................

climber a single wide......
  Jun 9, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
+1 what Guido said.

Keep up the stoke!
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
  Jun 9, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
Felicitaciones Máes,

excelente trabajo. Que siguen con sus sueños.

Salieron algunas fotos de ustedes tomadas de lejos en el "El Cap Report", pero tenemos que ver más fotos (para ver sus jetas de cerca).

chao, JZ

Social climber
An Oil Field
  Jun 9, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
As time has gone by, routes such as the Nose or Salathe are, IMO, far more committing and difficult than, say, Zodiac.

Salathe is a super long route. It has mandatory free climbing, while at the same time people take all kinds of stuff to do the ten feet of wide climbing at the top of the Bismark on Mescalito, which is a 5.9 lieback IMO.


Trad climber
costa rica
Author's Reply  Jun 9, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
que tuanis ver un comentario con la palabra Mae. . . . . si queres ver más fotos podes ir aquí

en el botón de día a día hay bastantes fotos y un poco de lo que fue el proceso .

buena nota


Trad climber
East Coast
  Jun 11, 2013 - 08:57am PT
Congratulations! I really like this ascent. You came to El Capitan with a lot of respect demonstrated by serious training and preparation.

(You can see photos of the climb if you follow the link to the website and click the red button RESUMEN DEL PROYECTO. On the next page there are day by day reports of the climb and FOTOS EL CAPITAN)

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
  Jun 11, 2013 - 09:33am PT
Congratulations to you guys!

My wife and I visited Costa Rica a few years ago, and really enjoyed
our trip.

I can appreciate the work required to climb the Salathe, having done it
40+ years ago with Jim Donini

Mountain climber
The Ocean
  Jun 11, 2013 - 11:49am PT
Thanks for sharing. The website is beautifully done. Great pics.

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
  Jun 11, 2013 - 01:02pm PT
Well done! My daughter will be surfing in Costa Rica June 24 - July 4. I'd love to retire there...

Oakland, CA
  Jun 11, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
en el head wall tuve 2 caídas en una sección de artificial C2 fracturandome el dedo central de la mano derecha, aún así había que seguir así que termine los largos

Uf, que aperrado, seguir escalando sin tregua despues de quebrarse el dedo! Sé que los ticos son pacificos, que no tienen ejercito, etc., pero que no digan que los ticos no tienen el espiritu guerrero!

Bien hecho, viejo. Muy cheveres las fotos de tu sitio tambien. Cual pared tienen en la mira ahora?

Trad climber
costa rica
Author's Reply  Jun 16, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
thanks to you all.

At the beginning didn't say anything about the climb because it is really hard to express what we felt in another language.

I can see some of you went to the web site and took the time to read about us.

Thanks a lot.... It really meant a lot for us since we train a lot and had no similar conditions to do it, the biggest wall we have here is around 70 meters.

If you want to know more go to

Trad climber
costa rica
Author's Reply  Jun 16, 2013 - 06:01pm PT

Pensamos en unos 2 años volver al capitan , maravilloso e imponente lugar que respetamos con todo nuestro ser.
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Jun 16, 2013 - 06:46pm PT

Trad climber
costa rica
Author's Reply  Jun 19, 2013 - 09:59pm PT

I just make this video of our trip..

I hope you enjoy it.

Gym climber
  Jun 19, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Awesome! Great vibe, and nice shots of the climbing. Nice music, too.
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