Trip Report
yosemite valley and needles summer 13 - photos
Thursday October 3, 2013 1:13pm
I posted a couple photos I took during my trip to Yosemite this summer. I got really tired of reading all the spray on some valley tr's recently, so I left the words out and the sending tick list and how long and how hard and all that crap, because ethics are for the caf as you all know, and spray is for the bridge.

i will look at the comments here, so if you do have a question or whatever, go ahead, I don't want anyone to think I'm particularly secretive

i hope these photos capture what climbing is about. they won't capture what the trip was about, because I chose to not publish any portraits or photos where my friend's faces can be recognised because I don't know how they like to be on the internet like that. but still, maybe you see some photos of routes you've done or wanted to do, and it makes for some good memories or day dreams.

happy fall.

ps. if someone could help me with the html code for inserting the url of a photo here, i'll do that...

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Ben is searching for his pants in Innsbruck at the moment

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Trad climber
Mountain View
  Oct 3, 2013 - 03:07pm PT

I want to hear the Spray about El Nino and is it Autobahn or Fast Lane? Good work on a mega looking trip! I don't need captions to tell you had fun.

Tons of hard and beautiful pitches!


Mountain climber
Draperderr, Utah
  Oct 3, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Your photo links aren't quite coming through. Seeing if I can have it fixed here:

Note: It was almost working. You had an extra slash by http on the first line, and all of your closing img tags had the slash going the wrong way. A simple find and replace in something like Notepad fixes that very easily.

Great pics! TFPU!

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
  Oct 3, 2013 - 01:34pm PT

You want to end your image lines with [/img] not [\img] .

Also, ditch the slash in the first [img/]

I'll delete this if you fix it

Author's Reply  Oct 3, 2013 - 01:47pm PT
Yeah, Thanks Darwin and Wombat! fixed it now..
Maybe wombat you can remove the photos again, so that the report doesn't become too huge?

Social climber
Truckee, CA
  Oct 3, 2013 - 02:07pm PT

The Granite State.
  Oct 3, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
This is what I love about climbing.

  Oct 3, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Nice photos dude!

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
  Oct 3, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
lots of movement. dig it.

Trad climber
Oaksterdam, CA
  Oct 3, 2013 - 02:59pm PT
Rad pics

By the way, all TRs are spray, words or not. Spray us down bro! We like it.

Trad climber
the Box
  Oct 3, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
Sometimes pictures tell/show it all.

Love the photos!! Thanks for posting. : )

Trad climber
under the sea
  Oct 3, 2013 - 03:30pm PT
Sweet Ben...Glad to get meet and get to know you a bit in Aug. Keep with the physics and climbing with your father. I never made it back to the valley while you were there but maybe we can hook up next time youre in the area and send some pitches. Glad you got to the needles, was it as good as you expected? Looks like so good lines got done warrior.. did you get it clean? hope you kept your pants on for the party! Peace-

(if you ever need a ride again lemme know...I'm always looking for excuses to go)

Oakland, CA
  Oct 3, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
"Oh nice he did the Snake Dike!"


I like the gatorade spill photo.

What is the climb that you're starting up a flared chimney on?

Spray, not spray, it's in the eye of the beholder. TR's are always, always worthy.
Easy Wind

Trad climber
Oakland, California
  Oct 3, 2013 - 03:43pm PT
Fantastic. Thanks for posting. A good photo tells all and still leaves something for the imagination.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
  Oct 3, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
Cool, I had fun figuring out what most of the climbs were. :-)

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
  Oct 3, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
i got up
and i couldn't fall down!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Oct 3, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Nice Ben,
Thanks for the ride along!!!

Author's Reply  Oct 4, 2013 - 08:34am PT
we climbed autobahn and bailed after 8 pitches. it was a magical experience, the fa was badass for sure.

the flared chimney is on the dnb.

thanks for the nice comments!

Sport climber
Made in California, living in The Old Pueblo
  Oct 4, 2013 - 09:23am PT
this is fantastic...

thanks for sharin'.

Trad climber
New England
  Oct 4, 2013 - 09:37am PT
Great pix, looks like it was a blast!

Trad climber
Montuckyian Via Canada Eh!
  Oct 4, 2013 - 09:55am PT
I enjoyed every photo....nice...Thanx...........


Social climber
Ridgway, CO
  Oct 4, 2013 - 10:48am PT
Thanks for the inspiration npb . . . excellent images.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
  Oct 4, 2013 - 11:07am PT
this is a great collection!! what with the two guys faced off with arms folded?

Author's Reply  Oct 4, 2013 - 11:16am PT
that's stu and I chicken fighting. he's been playing that game since the 50es I think ... ;)

Social climber
Lida Junction
  Oct 4, 2013 - 11:39am PT
Great photos
Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
  Oct 4, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
You have a good eye with a camera. Thanks!

Social climber
San Francisco
  Oct 10, 2013 - 05:31pm PT
Awesome shot of pyromania! Love it! Thanks for posting up!

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
  Oct 10, 2013 - 06:17pm PT

Trad climber
  Oct 10, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
awesome thanks

Author's Reply  Oct 17, 2013 - 05:01pm PT
my friend jorg wrote up what he did this summer in the valley.
we did some of the routes together. good times for sure...

matt, yeah next time i'm around we should climb something. as always, i kept my pants on!
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