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bbirtleRoute Climbed: The Cheesy Way (via Yosemite Falls) Date Climbed: Sept 20, 1998  Sucess!


Seemed kind of wimpy to climb such a famous mountain by the easy back door route. Anyway fine weather, views, good hike.
Posted Jul 7, 2005 1:05 pm

ksolemRoute Climbed: Mescalito Date Climbed: October, 2000  Sucess!


Well, to all the folks on here with stacks of El Cap routes to their credit I say cheers. I have one so far, and it was a great climb. Done with Rob.
Posted Feb 18, 2005 11:27 pm

bigwalltRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: Started in 1987 thru present  Sucess!


Lunar Eclipse

Zodiac (4 ascents)

The Shortest Straw

Zenyatta Mendotta (winter ascent)

Kaos (2nd ascent)

Lost in America

Tangerine Trip

Iron Hawk

Atlantic Ocean wall (4th ascent)

Pacific Ocean Wall (solo)

Wall of the Early Morning Light

The Shield

The Muir Wall

The Salathe' Wall

Lurking Fear

Posted Feb 16, 2005 2:13 am

brutus of wydeRoute Climbed: several Date Climbed: Various, starting in 1978  Sucess!

brutus of wyde

from Tamarack Flat via trail 1978

East Buttress with Pat and the Gunkies 1979

Salathe' Wall with Eric Perlman in 1982

Nose with Nygil in 1984

East Buttress with Tobias 6.5 hrs. car-to-car 1986

East Buttress with Mattie Thompson 1994

Zodiac with Eric Coomer 1995

Magic Mushroom with Coomer and Amanda Tarr 1996

Lurking Fear with Paul Espinosa 1996

Tangerine Trip with Coomer and Craig Francois 1996

East Buttress with Em Holland 1997

Zenyatta Mondata with Tom McMillan 1997

Salathe' Wall with Inez Drixelius 1997

Muir Wall (complete) with Nurse Ratchet 2001

Tempest (3rd ascent) with McMillan and Valerio Folco 2001

Posted Jan 26, 2005 6:17 pm

stoneman5Route Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: September, 2003  Sucess!


Really, really nice. The Hubers were freeing the Zodiac next to us, pretty monumental. Plus we got to use their fixed ropes on the descent!
Posted Sep 13, 2004 7:29 pm

orandallRoute Climbed: trail from camp 4 Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!


didn't "climb" it per se, just hiked up past the falls and past Eagle peak to the El Cap summit on a relatively flat trail. Great trail with absolutely no one there - most everybody just stops at the upper yosemite falls but the rest is easy after that. 17 mile round trip.
Posted Sep 2, 2004 2:41 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: Shield Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!


This was great. Scenic cruising style in 5 days.... My first fall on El Cap snuck up and bit my ass after finishing the Shield roof pitch. I clipped the fixed slings on the belay, bounced 'em cause they looked ancient, OK, they're good. Reach down and backclean for my partner, step up, reaching with other daisy to clip directly into bolt I can now reach, and Wham, i'm airborne. Now I'm swinging around 6 feet from the wall and 40 feet below the belay, with my right hand still stretched out with the daisy I was fractions of a second away from clipping in. Oh well, lesson learned, no harm done. And, a nice clean belay minus the wad of fixed slings.
Posted Jul 6, 2004 6:58 pm

mtnfotoRoute Climbed: E Buttress Date Climbed: Spring 1995  Sucess!
Climbed with Mark Hoffman. A classic!
Posted Jan 20, 2004 7:15 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: NA Wall Date Climbed: Sept 2003  Sucess!


My first El Cap route, via the road less travelled. Now I know all those traversing pitches, and the gut busting feet pedaling in the air overhangs. It was great fun, not too hard, but engaging. Lots of maginal aliens, and lots of hooking (for us). Almost no rivets or copperheads, an amazing natural passage.

Black Cave bivy get two thumbs up. Pitch 5 chimney/squeeze gets two grunts.

Posted Sep 30, 2003 7:46 pm

bigwallyRoute Climbed: Various Date Climbed: 1977-1990  Sucess!


The Best Partners that I've ever had....Finest Rock that I've ever Touched....The Longest Climbs I've ever Climbed.....The Biggest Dreams that I've ever Dreamt.

Mr Midwest, West Face, Lurking Fear, Aquarius, Horse Chutes(Horseplay Var.), The Shield, Muir Wall, The Nose, Mescalito, Pacific Ocean, North American Wall, Zodiac, Lunar Eclipse.

Posted Aug 25, 2003 9:56 am

wallspeckRoute Climbed: 8 different routes. Date Climbed: 1986---1993  Sucess!


June 1986---the Nose with Rick Skidmore, a 5 day cruise. Total tourist vacation.

June 1987---Lurking Fear with Rick Skidmore. Loved the last few pitches up to the cave with grass filled cracks.

March 1988---Salathe Wall with Chuck Blackwell. A very cold, very fun time.

June 1991---the Dorn with Rick Skidmore. We stopped at Mammoth Terraces but the 2 days getting there had super fun thin (old A4) slab hooking.

April 1992---the Zodiac with Rick Skidmore. Done on my schools spring break (from teaching). Cool rock.

July 1992---original line of the Wall of the Early Morning Light with Rick Skidmore. Took 7+ days, just touring along having a wonderful time. I loved the dowels.

August 1992---repeated the Nose with Phil Dyment. 2+days. What a great climb.

July 1993---the Pacific Ocean Wall with Rick Skidmore. 9+days. Although we were scenic cruising as usual, it was very hard for us, and very scary. Very satisfying.

July 1995--- East Buttress.
Posted May 12, 2003 10:57 pm

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: East Buttress Date Climbed: Sept. 2000  Sucess!


Our first idea was to climb Lurking Fear. But we were not fast enough so it would have meant carrying tons of water up the face. That September was really hot indeed, averaging 42ºC. We went for the east buttress and enjoyed it very much.
Posted Dec 4, 2002 2:40 pm

kullabergRoute Climbed: muir wall Date Climbed: may 92  Sucess!


fine climb. no horror pitches. fantastic situations in upper dihedral. very long and time consuming route. don't miss the lower section below mammoth terraces, must folks climb free blast instead, bad idea. if you're doing the muir, do it from the ground.
Posted Nov 27, 2002 10:20 pm

kullabergRoute Climbed: dihedral wall Date Climbed: may 90  Sucess!


lots of nailing in awkward corners (if you're right handed). perfect solitude on the big stone. one bivy ledge on entire climb. some gnarly pitches up top, weird and wide.
Posted Nov 27, 2002 10:16 pm

kullabergRoute Climbed: zodiac Date Climbed: sept 89  Sucess!


steep and exposed. pitch three was my hardest lead. some hooking, many fixed heads, grey corner very estethic. mark of zorro had shifty blocks. cool, unexpected free climbing off peanut ledge.
Posted Nov 27, 2002 10:12 pm

kullabergRoute Climbed: salathe wall Date Climbed: june 89  Sucess!


more adventurous than the nose, and overall slightly harder. hollow flake way committing lead. headwall super awesome. good bivy spacing, no ledges needed. free blast overrated, only degrading feature on a stellar route.
Posted Nov 27, 2002 10:08 pm

kullabergRoute Climbed: the nose Date Climbed: may 89  Sucess!


enough said about this one
Posted Nov 27, 2002 10:05 pm

kullabergRoute Climbed: east buttress Date Climbed: may 89  Sucess!


good pitches, bad pitches, some tricky routefinding, some vegetation. popular. better than the east buttress of middle.
Posted Nov 27, 2002 10:03 pm

asmrzRoute Climbed: East Buttress IV, 5.10A Date Climbed: Memorial Weekend 1982  Sucess!


Miguel Carmona and I climbed the route in 1982, in some 6 hours with 2.5 hours to get down. The East Buttress is one of the classic early climbs in Yosemite and today it's a bit neglected. It should not be. It's a good route on good rock and in great location.
Posted Nov 15, 2002 10:23 pm

mchristieRoute Climbed: Native Son Date Climbed: September 8-16 2002  Sucess!
Native Son is an amazing climb on the Southeast face of El cap. The route climbs the center of the Southeast face on solid golden Granite. The only Diorite encountered on the route is on the "coral sea" pitch. The climbing on this pitch is characterized by continious hooking on loose flakes. The Wing pitch is another memorable lead. An easy crack leads to a string of rivets and heads out a huge roof making for the steepest pich on el cap. For 100' your feet will never touch the wall!! Interesting aid that demands your attention characterizes most of the climbing on this route. This is great route on a great part of the wall. Enjoy!!!
Posted Oct 15, 2002 4:04 pm

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