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El Capitan


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Spring Break 2013: Dolt Tower to J-Tree
Sunday March 31, 2013 10:08pm
I typically make post on my blog and the full report on here....but I'm feeling tired so here's the link. Hopefully some people make it over to read it :)

http://brianhamiltonclimbing.blogspot.com/2013/03/spring-break-dolt-tower-to-j-tree.html
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Fisticuffs 5.10b
Fisticuffs 5.10b
Credit: briham89
Credit: briham89
Great week of climbing, I hope you enjoy reading it!

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briham89 is a big wall and trad climber from San Jose, ca.

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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
  Mar 31, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Good stuff!
enjoimx

Trad climber
SLO
  Mar 31, 2013 - 10:16pm PT
Really enjoyed it. Rusty wall looks great!
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
  Mar 31, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Nice blog/trip report.

But you never told us you stopped by Madonna Inn?! Isn't that strictly for honeymoons?

Here's a photo of Katie and I from the same trip (a windy, windy day at Saddle Rock):

briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Author's Reply  Apr 1, 2013 - 11:33am PT
Thanks guys.

Brad, we just stopped to use the bathroom we didn't spend the night there. Nice shot of the two of you. Man it was windy during that climb.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
  Apr 1, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Were you homeboys climbing it on a Saturday?

Dolt and El Cap tower..
Dolt and El Cap tower..
Credit: Vitaliy M.

I can see a few dots!
I can see a few dots!
Credit: Vitaliy M.

Monkeys are sendin
Monkeys are sendin
Credit: Vitaliy M.
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Author's Reply  Apr 1, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
haha yep that's us! Awesome. We saw a lot of people in the meadow and were wondering if we knew anyone down there. Thanks for posting that!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Apr 5, 2013 - 10:09pm PT
Very cool, thanks!
10b4me

climber
  Apr 6, 2013 - 01:03am PT
Looks like a great trip
RyanD

climber
Squamish
  Apr 6, 2013 - 04:08am PT
Yeah dude! Awesome spring break, way to take advantage! Lots of killer photos of climbing, wow!
msiddens

Trad climber
  Apr 6, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
Great TR and blog post. Looks like a couple of fun trip. You even made BradYoung look handsome;-)

Fun times
Some Random Guy

climber
  Apr 6, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
nice man, crushing it!

fisticuffs and grit roof now on my j-tree list...
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
  Apr 7, 2013 - 04:33am PT
Sick dude!!!! I'm so jonesin right now!! I can't wait to get back there this fall!!

How tall are you? You look pretty big next to Whitney?
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Author's Reply  May 2, 2013 - 02:42am PT
I missed some comments on here:

You even made BradYoung look handsome;-)

hahaha classic

How tall are you? You look pretty big next to Whitney?

Mike, I'm 6'4". So yeah I'm pretty tall but she is also short haha. Opposites attract right?


fisticuffs and grit roof now on my j-tree list..

Highly recommended!!!


Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!
I've been getting out a lot more lately. Hopefully I have time soon to actually sit down and write some more trip reports.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  May 2, 2013 - 05:55am PT
Profile this, everone! "All climbers smoke the Nose."

And that was the April or March that was.

Great report!
Macronut

Trad climber
Fresno, Ca
  May 2, 2013 - 10:33am PT
Way to go! You are having an amazing spring of climbing. Got to the site. Nice TR and photos. Glad to see the glory shot on top of Dolt and the free climbing is spectacular. Definitely change of mindset about aiding when you guys are moving that fast freeing great job! Keep it sharp! Shep
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Author's Reply  May 2, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Thanks Mouse and Shep.

Good luck on LF Shep! I'll see you guys on the 7th!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  May 2, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
Hooooweee! Yer gettin in more mileage than a soccer mom in September.

Way to go!

Thanks for the great report. See you at The Bridge in June!

BriHam89 gettin ropes untwisty on Lurking Fear with Micro and Macronut
BriHam89 gettin ropes untwisty on Lurking Fear with Micro and Macronut
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Rappin The Lurk.
Rappin The Lurk.
Credit: micronut
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Author's Reply  May 3, 2013 - 02:07am PT
Hooooweee! Yer gettin in more mileage than a soccer mom in September.

HAHA I'm trying! Thanks man, and thanks for the pictures. See you soon!
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