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Yosemite Valley, California USA


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The Shaft / Muir free variation
Friday April 13, 2018 1:15pm
Credit: loverock
This is in two parts (next part out shortly) - this is essentially a video trip report of some attempts to climb The Shaft on Muir. It is a sick route!

Questions/comments welcome.. if you want me to post part 2 here I will!


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About the Author
Nate Murphy is punter from the UK.

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Jim Brennan

Trad climber
  Apr 13, 2018 - 02:25pm PT
Thanks, Nate !
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
  Apr 13, 2018 - 02:28pm PT
hey there say, nate... yes! please do post part two...

i am just now going to see this...

thanks for sharing... :)
eliot carlsen

Social climber
Seattle
  Apr 14, 2018 - 01:31pm PT
Really good, thanks for that!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
  Apr 14, 2018 - 08:04pm PT
Hi, I'm Nate Murphy ... and I'm kind of like a pretty mediocre climber who's just been trying to step things up a little bit … In the spring, I came to Yosemite and I achieved like a long-term goal of free climbing the westy face of Leaning Tower.

..............................

Right there, this is what we used to call a Sandbag.

No worries, the whole thing is brilliant!
You the man, Nate!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Apr 14, 2018 - 10:57pm PT
Beautiful video and congrats on a great send.

However, saying "I'm just a mediocre climber" and then climbing.13c trad on the big stone is what we call a humble brag. Easy to see through. I'm like " yeah whatever dude" right off the bat. But I really liked it and enjoy your stoke! Proud send and thanks for sharing.

You don't have to pretend to be humble by saying you are mediocre. I would call mediocre 5.8-5.9. If you say you are mediocre and climb 13c then everybody else is pretty much just piss poor. Climbing at that level is rad. You should be proud of it!

Keep sending them posting up!

Scott


loverock

Trad climber
london
Author's Reply  Apr 15, 2018 - 07:20am PT
micronut - ha, I really am; I see the really strong and talented climbers all the time and it isn't me.. I have to just project the sh#t out of anything hard.

That said, in my experience hard climbing always tends to start about two letter grades above whatever you are climbing.

(P.s. I didn't send - but they will release that next week)
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
  Apr 15, 2018 - 07:59am PT
Nice Nate,
looking forward to part 2.
Thanks for posting up,
Tad
kingtut

climber
Jingus Newroutaineer
  Apr 15, 2018 - 10:59am PT
Firstly, thanks for posting up.

What I would add is as far as "mediocre" goes is that Climbing is the ultimate individual sport...not all of us are born from birth with Sharma fingers....its the trend line of climbing improvement and the individual struggle that is what it is all about.

Thanks for taking us with you on your struggle to achieve your goals.

A+ climbing (at one's limit) in my book. Can't ask for more than that.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Apr 15, 2018 - 11:27am PT
Nate,

Yeah I hear you. If you hang out with a bunch of 14d/15a shredders then I guess you're not gonna feel like what you are doing is all that special. It's all relative I guess to the posse you hang out with. I'm a really big deal around the people I climb with because I choose to surround myself with below average gym climbers who don't climb outside much. Nice video work on the proj again...... I know that filming and editing takes a great deal of effort and time. Looking forward to part two!
loverock

Trad climber
london
Author's Reply  Apr 16, 2018 - 04:05am PT
Micronut - ah.. that makes sense. In that case I need to hang out with different friends.. it would do wonders for my climbing-self-image :D
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