Trip Report
Zenyatta Mondatta. November, 2010.
Monday November 22, 2010 6:32pm
My brother and I just finished Zenyatta Mondatta a few days ago. Started 11/15. Finished 11/18. Three nights on the wall. Perfect weather. Wonderful route. Good times.

I have posted a photo-journal-ish trip report at:

http://stanleyhassinger.wordpress.com

Have a look!

-Stanley

Here's one photo of the route from the trip report.

Me leading the first part of the lightning bolt roofs. Zenyatta Mondat...
Me leading the first part of the lightning bolt roofs. Zenyatta Mondatta pitch 7. November, 2010.
Credit: Stanley Hassinger


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Stanley Hassinger
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Stanley Hassinger is a climber from Eastern US.

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Maysho

climber
Soda Springs, CA
  Nov 22, 2010 - 06:43pm PT
Big Congrats! Nice photos and report.

Glad you liked the route, actually you didn't say...

Did you like the route?

I did a 20 year anniversary ascent with my son, he was 18 same age as I on the FA. I guess next year I should go for a 30 year anniversary send! Maybe by then it will go free?

Again Congrats, way to sneak one in before the snow.

Peter
Stanley Hassinger

climber
Eastern US
Author's Reply  Nov 22, 2010 - 06:55pm PT
We loved it! (I think I said so above, but it bears repeating.) Top notch route. And, yes, we got super lucky with the weather. One extra day on the route and it would've been a whole different ball game.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
  Nov 22, 2010 - 06:58pm PT
Way to stick to yer guns Stanley!

Full value trip!

thanks for the TR

Mucci
ron gomez

Trad climber
fallbrook,ca
  Nov 22, 2010 - 07:01pm PT
Way cool for you guys! Had the pleasure of hanging out with part of the first ascent team this last weekend and we actually talked about the climb a bit.
Peace
Prod

Trad climber
  Nov 22, 2010 - 07:05pm PT
Sweet TR.

Way to be lucky with the weather...

Prod.
Eubanks

Big Wall climber
  Nov 22, 2010 - 07:19pm PT
Nice trip report, on a Killer route!. Congrats guys.
eKat

Trad climber
  Nov 22, 2010 - 07:13pm PT
FULLY RAD!

TFPU!

:-)

eKat

Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
  Nov 22, 2010 - 07:39pm PT
zen lunatics.
Mike.

climber
  Nov 22, 2010 - 08:07pm PT
Well done! Discipline paid off big. Proud ascent.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
  Nov 22, 2010 - 08:46pm PT
You guys looked like you were stylin pretty good up there.
Credit: Walleye
Credit: Walleye
Credit: Walleye
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Nov 22, 2010 - 09:13pm PT
Nice work on the trip report and especially the ascent. That's pretty fast for such short days. You lads are far keener than me, I am barely started by your quittin' time.

Did you like the backrest I built at the fireplace on top?
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
  Nov 22, 2010 - 09:43pm PT
Yes! Nice job and great photos!
Stanley Hassinger

climber
Eastern US
Author's Reply  Nov 22, 2010 - 10:44pm PT
Thanks, everybody.

Walter: Great shots! Thanks for sharing. Where were you shooting from? Just curious. Would love to see more if you have 'em (or buy some).

Pete: The back rest was stupendous. As soon as we walked over to the flat area just past the belay tree and looked right, we said, oh yeah, this is going to be a good night. Thanks for that! What a view.

-Stanley
Sonic

Trad climber
Boulder, Co
  Nov 22, 2010 - 11:10pm PT
Very Nice!
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedro Woolley, WA
  Nov 22, 2010 - 11:22pm PT
Stellar effort & diggin the pictures!


That FISH bag needs some patches!LOL


Thor
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Nov 22, 2010 - 11:44pm PT
Nice! I am all over that route next spring!
skywalker

climber
  Nov 22, 2010 - 11:49pm PT
Thanks for posting!

Cheers...

S...
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
sawatch choss
  Nov 23, 2010 - 08:32am PT
Wow, what a crisp and beautiful bunch of pictures. You guys did it right!
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
  Nov 23, 2010 - 12:46pm PT
Great job, guys! Watched you from the meadow and the base on all 4 days, sometimes through the spotting scope. You were cruisin’!!! Heard the “3:30, let’s call it a day” from the base on your third day. Way to squeeze that one in between storms! Proud send!

Like that rockfall?

Here’s a crappy photo, taken from just west of the Footstool:

Cruisin' Zenyatta
Cruisin' Zenyatta
Credit: Minerals
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
  Nov 23, 2010 - 12:51pm PT
True hardmen take the foamy liners out of their pigs and use them with the backrest.
Stanley Hassinger

climber
Eastern US
Author's Reply  Nov 23, 2010 - 04:29pm PT
Awesome, Minerals! Thanks for sharing the photo. I noticed someone walking back away from the base of the route toward the Nose either the second or third day - whichever day the rockfall was. That rockfall was crazy!

Could you hear us talking all the way down at the base on our third day? That's sweet. I guess it wasn't very windy for much of the route.

Pete: I guess we are hardmen indeed, 'cause we certainly used the groundpads on the back rest. :-)

-Stanley
jsb

Trad climber
Bay area
  Nov 23, 2010 - 05:53pm PT
Hey Stanley,
Killer send, and great photos! It was also great to catch up with you guys a bit before you had to catch your flight.

 Justin
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