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El Capitan


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Yosemite Big Walls Trip Report.
Wednesday July 28, 2010 7:51pm
Hey everyone, I thought I might share a little about my trip. Some of you may remember my very first trip report of climbing (with lots of suffering) The Nose on El Cap this spring. I left for the valley for a second time the day after I got out for summer break and spent almost 7 weeks there. My experience was absolutely incredible, I learned more about climbing than I ever have.. physically, technically, and mentally.

Here are the write-ups of my favorite climbs that I did while I was there.

1. Starting with Nose in a day, El Capitan.

http://cheynelempe.blogspot.com/2010/06/15-hour-send.html

So if any of you would like to compare that to the FIRST time I climbed the nose back in March, here it is. If you don't care, move on to #2.

http://cheynelempe.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-first-big-wall-and-my-first-trip-to.html

2. The West Face of Leaning Tower solo.
http://cheynelempe.blogspot.com/2010/06/west-face-leaning-tower-solo.html

3. The Salathe Wall, El capitan

http://cheynelempe.blogspot.com/2010/06/salathe-wall-el-capitan.html

If anyone is still actually reading, on my blog you can check out the write-ups on when I climbed half dome, soloed washington's column, and just what it was like to live in the valley.

Enjoy!

The summit of the Salathe Wall, El Capitan
The summit of the Salathe Wall, El Capitan
Credit: Cheyne



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Cheyne
About the Author
Cheyne is a big wall climber from CO.

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Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Jul 28, 2010 - 08:30pm PT
You Rock!
SofCookay

climber
  Jul 28, 2010 - 08:52pm PT
I am super impressed - good for you for hanging in there and accomplishing all that you have. You are truly an inspiration :)

Congratulations!
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Jul 28, 2010 - 09:16pm PT
Great stuff! Your a wall ace now.
Cpt0bvi0u5

Trad climber
Merced CA
  Jul 28, 2010 - 10:54pm PT
Good stuff man! Looked like a great time
Paulina

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
  Jul 29, 2010 - 01:57am PT
Nice work! Very impressive improvement under #1 here. So how many times had you climbed the Nose altogether before the speed attempt?
skywalker

climber
  Jul 29, 2010 - 02:48am PT
Right on man! Nicely written/documented. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!!!

S....
cowpoke

climber
  Jul 29, 2010 - 09:57am PT
great achievements and really nice reporting!! thanks for sharing the adventures.
Prod

Trad climber
  Jul 29, 2010 - 10:47am PT
AWESOME!

Prod.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  Jul 29, 2010 - 10:50am PT
Great job you big wall rat!

I have some similar summers in Yosemite in my past, and they are some of the most treasured memories of my life.
Someday you'll know exactly what I mean!
Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
  Jul 29, 2010 - 10:52am PT
Nice, Got to like The Big Stone cool
Les

Trad climber
Bahston
  Jul 29, 2010 - 11:20am PT
good stuff, dude. well done.
John Mac

Trad climber
Littleton, CO
  Jul 29, 2010 - 12:12pm PT
Excellent stuff. Really enjoyed reading your blog.
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Jul 29, 2010 - 03:33pm PT
Nice climbing and great reporting.... expecially liked the pictures from that Tom Evans guy...
Brian

climber
California
  Jul 29, 2010 - 05:37pm PT
Awesome. Congratulations.
Cheyne

Big Wall climber
CO
Author's Reply  Jul 29, 2010 - 10:04pm PT
For NIAD.

First time up: 4 days
Practice 1 to sickle ledge on pitch four: 3 hours (swapping leads)
Practice 2 to dolt tower on pitch ten or eleven: 6 hours (me leading everything)

Then we went for it, 15 hours.

Thanks everyone!!
Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer

Trad climber
  Aug 5, 2010 - 06:33pm PT
Wow - really cool. Just went through all the stuff on your blog to watch your progression. Awesome stuff and congrats.
John Jacobs

Trad climber
Idyllwild, CA
  Aug 5, 2010 - 10:54pm PT
Great trip report. Congratulations!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
  Aug 6, 2010 - 12:15am PT
loved the report and the blogs...esp. the Mom comments (my son is 19 also) so I saw alot myself in your Mom's comments!
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
  Sep 21, 2010 - 11:51pm PT
Big Bad and Rad !!
Fogarty

climber
BITD
  Sep 22, 2010 - 01:00am PT
Awsome Job!
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Photo: Mark Kroese
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