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Yosemite Valley, California USA


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"South Face" on Washington Column. Film instead of written TR
Saturday October 27, 2018 2:58am
Credit: juergen_l
Hello everybody,
my Climbing partner Chris and I had been to Yosemite the first time this year.
After some freeclimbs, we were really hot to get on our first aid wall.
It was, as probably most peoples first bigwall in Yosemite, the "South Face" on Washington Column.


I have to appologize, the narration is in German, but I think you can follow the story and enjoy the music and pictures without understanding the narration.

Discussion, questions, comments, helpful hints are welcome.
Concerning the climb and also what I could do better in the next video.
Here our on Youtube. If you like the video, of course you are also welcome to send the link to your frinds, leave thumbs up, ...

I want to thank all the people that helped us while we were in Yosemity, all the people that allowed me to film them and put the material on youtube and everybody who made the trip special for us.
It was a great time!

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juergen_l
About the Author
Juergen is a trad climber from Germany.

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Scole

Trad climber
Zapopan
  Oct 29, 2018 - 05:31pm PT
That's quite the crowd on Dinner Ledge
Mikemcee

Social climber
Mill Valley, CA
  Nov 4, 2018 - 01:16pm PT
Thanks for posting your TR. You guys looked pretty dialed in for your first wall!
juergen_l

Trad climber
Germany
Author's Reply  Nov 5, 2018 - 03:35am PT
Hello Mikemcee,
> You guys looked pretty dialed in for your first wall!
Thanks for the compliment!

Well, before coming to the valley we read all the How to stuff from Chris MacNamara, then we perfected the system for our needs in the gym. After coming to Yosemite, we trained all the things we could not practice in the gym. For excemple we did some baseclimbs to get a feel for aiding with "real" gear and we climbed the first 3 pitches of "Zodiac" under real conditions. Okay not water, no beer in the haulbag, but instead we put stones inside.
Concerned citizen

Big Wall climber
  Nov 5, 2018 - 09:01am PT
Juergen:

I greatly enjoyed the video trip report, because it brought back to me the "feel" of aid climbing in general and the route in particular. I want to encourage your future efforts!
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
  Nov 5, 2018 - 11:08am PT
I will happily read a written TR any day. Video TR I just click on by and don't watch.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Nov 5, 2018 - 12:33pm PT
hey there say, juergen_l ... wow, thank you so very much!

very nice... i love seeing folks share what they put their 'heart felt
efforts into' as to these trip reports...

so very happy that you had folks to help you film it...
part of the 'joining together' of 'like-loves' of the rock...


it was nice to hear it done in your german, too...

*most climbers, can see what you are doing enough, to understand,
and, as you said:
if they want to know more, you can type out things, here, to help...



thank you again, good job, in sharing...


edit:

just saw this, your quote... it sure helped give you a better foundation: ALWAYS take care, and learn/practice all you can,
before 'stepping out' into the 'unknown' ... :)

Well, before coming to the valley we read all the How to stuff from Chris MacNamara, then we perfected the system for our needs in the gym. After coming to Yosemite, we trained all the things we could not practice in the gym. For excemple we did some baseclimbs to get a feel for aiding with "real" gear and we climbed the first 3 pitches of "Zodiac" under real conditions. Okay not water, no beer in the haulbag, but instead we put stones inside.
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Photo: Chris McNamara
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