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Yosemite Valley, California USA


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Zenyatta Mondatta, El Capitan - Winter Ascent
Saturday January 29, 2011 10:27am
http://cheynelempe.blogspot.com/2011/01/zenyatta-mondatta-el-capitan-winter.html

Zenyatta Mondatta
Zenyatta Mondatta
Credit: Cheyne

Enjoy!

If you can't pay attention long enough, you can just watch the video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXFobAQw37U

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Cheyne
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Cheyne is a big wall climber from CO.

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The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
  Jan 29, 2011 - 10:39am PT
Nice job guys. Way to get after it.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Jan 29, 2011 - 10:41am PT
For those of you that have read my other trip reports you have read how I have learned that being psyched is much more important than anything.

There ya go, that's the most important thing!

Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
  Jan 29, 2011 - 11:10am PT
Damn! If there was ever a story perfectly suited to illustrate the concept of "It don't have to be fun, to be fun" this is it.

A great adventure. Thanks for posting this.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
  Jan 29, 2011 - 12:13pm PT
Way inspirational . . . the youth rule!
Aleister Crowley

Trad climber
  Jan 29, 2011 - 12:33pm PT
Great TR!
james Colborn

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
  Jan 29, 2011 - 03:59pm PT
Way to motivate! Thanks for posting up.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
  Jan 29, 2011 - 04:07pm PT
It makes sense that I would watch this while I'm FREEZING TO DEATH. (just got back from skeezin - waiting for the bathroom to warm up!)

:-)

Nice job, dadz!

TFPU!

eKat
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
  Jan 29, 2011 - 04:52pm PT
A fine accomplishment!
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
  Jan 29, 2011 - 05:04pm PT
Thanks so much for sharing your fun with us.
Great video.
Captain...or Skully

climber
  Jan 29, 2011 - 07:39pm PT
Dude. That kicks so much ass, seriously.
Excellent vid. Way to get after it on a real Winter Wall.
Big ol' TFPU There, for sure. Full Value.
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
  Jan 29, 2011 - 07:38pm PT
wow, way more snow on top than last year walkin gon genesis, but what splitter weather on el cap, way to time it guys ss
Buju

Big Wall climber
the range of light
  Jan 29, 2011 - 08:48pm PT
SO COOL! You guys are heros!
slidingmike

climber
CA
  Jan 29, 2011 - 09:13pm PT
Great TR, inspiring!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
  Jan 29, 2011 - 09:32pm PT

um, like WOW!!!!!
You guys is MONSTERS!!!!
What a send, what a report!!!!
Thanks!
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
  Jan 29, 2011 - 09:41pm PT
Proud, I never thought of hiking off in feet of snow. Hardcore gentlemen.
elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
  Jan 29, 2011 - 09:53pm PT
yeah, I think so!!!!!
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
  Jan 29, 2011 - 10:09pm PT
Good stuff, good work! Thanks for sharing the vid!
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
  Jan 29, 2011 - 10:18pm PT
babyfaced badass bandits

congrats on the EL CAPITALS heroics !
waulrat

Big Wall climber
Santa Rosa, CA
  Jan 29, 2011 - 10:27pm PT
bad ass guys!
Eubanks,D

Big Wall climber
  Jan 29, 2011 - 10:49pm PT
Thats a proud winter ascent there.... boys!

Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jan 30, 2011 - 07:26am PT
Way to stoke the motivational fires,
A4 in full on conditions, amazing!
Morgan

Trad climber
East Coast
  Jan 30, 2011 - 07:34am PT
Sick winter-season stoke!
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Jan 30, 2011 - 09:36am PT
Great report and even better send! Impressive speed considering the winter conditions, and that you have so little daylight to work with.

Waaaaaaaaay too much suffering for me, however....
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Jan 30, 2011 - 12:09pm PT
babyfaced badass bandits

That's funny! I was thinking that I have underware that I still use that is older that any one of them!
go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
  Jan 30, 2011 - 12:34pm PT
Kick @SS!

Shadows In The Rain

Words and music by Sting

Woke up in my clothes again this morning
Don't know exactly where I am
And I should heed my doctor's warning
He does the best with me he can

He claims I suffer from delusions
Yet I'm so confident I'm sane
It can't be no optical illusion
So how can you explain
Shadows in the rain

And if you see us on the corner
And we're dancing in the rain
I join my friends there when I see them
Outside my window pane
Shadows in the rain
Shadows in the rain

Shadows in the rain
Shadows in the rain

Woke up in my clothes again this morning
Don't know exactly where I am
I should heed my doctor's warning
He does the best with me he can

Shadows in the rain
Shadows in the rain
Shadows in the rain
Shadows in the rain
213

climber
Where the Froude number often >> 1
  Jan 30, 2011 - 12:47pm PT
Great stuff! Love the choice of eyewear too, very stylie!
Crag Q

Trad climber
Louisville, Colorado
  Jan 30, 2011 - 01:41pm PT
Rock on. That is awesome!
jsb

Trad climber
Bay area
  Jan 30, 2011 - 07:21pm PT
F yeah!
travelin_light

climber
Boulder, Colorado
  Jan 30, 2011 - 07:50pm PT
Way to crush Asa!
bmacd

Trad climber
100% Canadian
  Jan 30, 2011 - 08:11pm PT
dont get me wrong - I'm highly inspired by your TR guys

thanks very much for setting a hardcore example for an old fart like me
Bad Climber

climber
  Jan 30, 2011 - 08:25pm PT
Huge send.

But when did the park allow fetuses on El Cap?

BAd
Riley Wyna

Trad climber
A crack near you
  Jan 30, 2011 - 09:09pm PT
Some of those vid shots scare the sh#t our of me..
Really great stuff
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