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El Capitan


Yosemite Valley, California USA


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not-honnold climbed El Cap (video TR)
Monday June 12, 2017 9:49am


Haha well. I joined the conga line and climbed the nose over memorial day weekend. Actually wasn't that crowded aside from several NIAD parties, but they flew past without incident. My first big wall, and I believe first successful big wall for my partner.

Lots of stories as well that I'd like to write down at some point, but I like making videos. Plus the video is a much more effective tool for explaining what I did to my non-climbing friends who asked "oh how was your hiking trip?"


Racking up below Changing Corners

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nathanael
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nathanael is a poser from michigan, living in california

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McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
  Jun 12, 2017 - 11:44am PT
That was pretty fun. I liked the face-over on the King Swing. It would have been fun getting the contrails of the NIAD people going by too. I liked the relaxing music......whilst sitting in my armchair.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  Jun 12, 2017 - 12:00pm PT
Now that's entertainment!
Gripping.
Gripping.
Credit: mouse from merced
nathanael

climber
CA
Author's Reply  Jun 12, 2017 - 12:01pm PT
It was actually pretty fun seeing the NIAD parties, they were all laughs and good vibes and looked like they were having a blast. Pretty inspiring. Well aside from the team that crawled over us around midnight at Camp V. They looked like they were probably going to be stretching the limits of "in a day" and seemed somewhat miserable but still determined. NIAD is definitely a goal for the future but it reinforced my idea that I'd like to aim for more like 16 hours vs 26 hours.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Jun 12, 2017 - 12:14pm PT
Climbing Badgers Don't Give a Fuk! They send!!!

TFPU! Great stuff.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
  Jun 12, 2017 - 12:19pm PT
Nice to see a video of normal climbers. All of the clips of superheroes these days makes one feel inadequate.
I have not been to Yosemite for a number of years now and am surprised to see the forests in such bad shape. Is it that grim all over?
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
  Jun 12, 2017 - 04:22pm PT
Ditto AND ditto about the trees. Maybe it will keep raining for awhile. I can't believe Nathanael didn't take a fly for the ledge. Did you at least have Blue Cagoules? You could have ended up as a member of the Cult of the Blue Cojones instead.
nathanael

climber
CA
Author's Reply  Jun 12, 2017 - 05:28pm PT
LOL yea we were certainly advised against omitting the fly but didn't want to buy one and also didn't want to haul one. We had some decently beefy bivy sacks so I think we would survive, but sitting out 2+ days of rain in bivy sacks was sounding pretty bad. Very very thankful the forecast changed in our favor.
fat-n-sassy

Social climber
San Francity, CA
  Jun 13, 2017 - 01:18pm PT
Awesome! Thanks for posting and congrats on making the summit!
Jeff Gorris

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Not from Portlandia
  Jun 13, 2017 - 09:17pm PT
Nice work boys!!
Fookin sweet edit!!
BrandonAdams

Big Wall climber
Yosemite, CA
  Jun 14, 2017 - 07:12am PT
Congrats on the send!

What's the 3d mapping stuff from? Pretty cool.
nathanael

climber
CA
Author's Reply  Jun 14, 2017 - 07:56am PT
Thanks all!
The 3D imagery is from Google Earth, actually it's from their new in-browser version which is pretty slick. Just go to earth.google.com and you can do all that stuff without even downloading anything.

Really the downloaded app would have been superior since it has more extensive camera controls, like you can set several points and have it automatically pan the camera for a aerial "tour". But for some reason the app didn't have the full high resolution details on the wall itself, so I used the online version instead.
JohnnyG

climber
  Jun 14, 2017 - 10:44am PT
great stuff
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
  Jun 14, 2017 - 11:37am PT
TFUP
Rexi

climber
  Jun 14, 2017 - 03:01pm PT
awesome and well done! hope do to that climb one day :)
Mike.

climber
  Jun 14, 2017 - 03:19pm PT
Fun report, TFPU! Great job on the climb.
Q- Ball

Mountain climber
but to scared to climb them anymore
  Jun 17, 2017 - 08:46am PT
Love it! The video is great!!! Thanks for taking the time to post up!
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
  Jun 17, 2017 - 09:39am PT
Love it!!!!


Susan
Jane Gallwey

Big Wall climber
Golden CO
  Jun 20, 2017 - 06:21am PT
Great video, was really fun to watch :-)
E.A.

Trad climber
Gunks
  Jun 25, 2017 - 07:37am PT
Absolutely awesome video!
Spanky

Social climber
boulder co
  Jun 25, 2017 - 10:04am PT
Awesome job on the send! I liked the video. For what its worth though, those bivy sacks would have been pretty useless in a storm. You won't believe it until you're caught up there but once you've been in a storm up there you won't leave the fly behind.
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