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fedakOld Big Oak Flat Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2015


Loop from El Cap Meadow up the historical Old Big Oak Flat roadbed and then across to El Capitan and Eagle and a descent down the Falls trail.

Pics and commentary are here.
Posted Jun 4, 2015 12:00 am

trexkerryThe easy way  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2014
Went up Yosemite Falls trail and after making a side visit to Yosemite Point came back over to get Eagle Peak then continued on to El Capitan before descending back down the Falls trail. Great day! Trip report is HERE.
Posted Apr 24, 2014 12:55 am

AceSierraYos Falls  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2008


The lowly hiker's route from the bottom of Yosemite Falls, made much more interesting by full snow coverage above the falls. Thanks to my maps and GPS we made it. Based on lack of boot/snowshoe tracks, we were probably some of the first hikers of the season. A fun, hard day made more interesting by all the snow.
Posted Aug 8, 2013 10:57 am

Larry LavertyParade Route  Sucess!

Larry Laverty

Summer, 2006. As a former trad climber, I'm half embarrassed to sign in a visit on this legendary rock by way of the 17-mile round-trip hoof from Tamarack. But I'd always wanted to gaze from the top and just never got around to it back in the day. It was a glorious walk with the gf just the same, a sweaty good time in temps 90-100. My hat's off to all who stand on top, by way of the wall.
Posted Jun 22, 2013 8:49 pm

Vitaliy M.Nose/Lurking Fear/East Buttress  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2012

Vitaliy M.

April 2013. Nose in a day with Hamik

03/17/2013 The Nose- awesome route. Supposedly one of the best in the world. I could see why. One day fixed to sickle ledge. Moved to El Cap tower on day 2, camp V on day 3, and summit/walk off on day 4, with Alix.

03/03/2013 Lurking Fear- First time up El Cap via a true wall. Fixed 7 pitches on day one, camped at camp 4, and blasted from the bottom to the top in about 17 hours on day 2. Topped out around midnight in a snow/wind storm, I guess that's what you get in winter sometimes haha. Fun times. With Alix and Daniel.

10/14/2012 East Buttress- cool climb. 11hours c2c from El Cap meadow. More to come I hope. With Bryan.
Posted Oct 15, 2012 5:10 pm

DunkindoanutsUpper Yosemite Falls  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012


Hiked started at Camp Four( Aka Sunnyside). Hit up the Upper Falls Viewpoint, Eagle Peak, and then El Capitan Summit. It was 95+ degrees and there was thunder in the distance. Strange mix... The start of the hike is no joke... Great Day in the valley!
Posted Aug 14, 2012 12:26 am

ThePeteEl Cap From Valley & Flats  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2007


Had the wrong shoes but awesome hike nonetheless. Vertigo inducing when overlooking the edge. Loved it.
Posted Jan 20, 2012 6:49 pm

smurfertamarak campgroun to El Cap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2007


Nice easy day hike for any level hiker
Posted Jan 9, 2012 10:21 pm

Paul86Pine Line  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010


Looking up from the base of this giant was astonishing and awe inspiring. Although my partner and I only did the pine line it felt good to get up on the sucker! Made my imagination run wild of potential climbs to come some time down the road.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:19 am

SKIPine Line  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2010


Great (and difficult) cragging at the base of the Nose. Amazing to be on the guy. Wanna do the East Butt some day...
Posted Sep 7, 2010 9:01 am

Vinnysurreal cragging at base


We had fun on some cragging routes at base of the nose.
RESPECT to you big wall climbers : )
Posted May 28, 2010 3:59 pm

rpcLurking Fear  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009


Very satisfying even it is the easiest wall line on El Cap. Posted a tr.
Posted Aug 23, 2009 7:20 pm

GroundControlDayhike from Tamarack Flat Campground  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009


Aside from hiking on a logging/fire road for the first 3.3 miles (ugh), it was an absolutely beautiful hike. You wind your way through lush croppings of trees and a fairly descent elevation gain. I've hiked up to upper Yosemite falls, and it's not as bad of an elevation gain. Terrific weather on this day, 78 and sunny. ~17 miles roundtrip.
Posted Jul 10, 2009 3:03 am

fortybelowtrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2009


Excellent views and alot of fun.
Posted Jun 2, 2009 11:56 pm

HuecoRatTriple Direct  Sucess!


Four wonderful, cool-weather days. Bivied at Mammoth, one pitch left of Camp IV, at Camp VI, and right beside the summit tree. What a fantastic adventure!
Posted Mar 3, 2009 11:37 am

IngmanThe Nose  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2005


3 days w/ T. Melin
Posted Aug 23, 2008 5:40 pm

Sierra Ledge RatTriple Direct  Sucess!

Sierra Ledge Rat

With my buddy Young Chu
Posted Jul 17, 2008 11:07 pm

Fredd C DobbsYFT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2008

Fredd C Dobbs

Long & arduous day hike for me- but worth the effort.
Posted Jun 13, 2008 10:47 am

96avs01Dayhike from the Valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2008


Took the upper Yosemite Falls trail from the valley. Great views, and the crowds thinned once past the Falls overlook. Total mileage for the day was ~20 miles with 4K vert., great way to cap off 10 days climbing in the Sierra/Inyo-White Mtns.

Trip Report
Posted Jun 6, 2008 7:44 pm

fatdadVarious routes climbed: been too long  Sucess!


1983: Zodiac. I was a nineteen year old punk and dragged my 17 year old buddy with me. Litte did I know our other buddies were betting him cams that we'd bail, which he only confessed to me halfway up. Lots of hard thin nailing back then. Everything else I've done since has felt easy in comparison. By far my biggest breakthrough in terms of what I could achieve, both as a climber and in life.

1991: The Shield. What can you say? It's the Shield.

1992: West Face. A long day. Awesome to be able to look up from the base and hope you're going to be able to cover that much ground in a day (actually, for us, a little over a day).

1995: Pacific Ocean Wall. Great route. A few tricky sections but not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. Having grown up reading Greg Child's account in Mountain magazine about the second ascent, it felt awesome to climb such a historic route.

Bailed more times than I can count: three times off the Nose (twice because of people poaching our lines, once after getting rained on in the Stovelegs), snowed off of Lurking Fear and stormed off from the top of pitch 5 of Mescalito.
Posted Jun 5, 2008 2:19 pm

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