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Craig PeerRoute Climbed: The Shield Date Climbed: 1984 VI, 5.10, A4  Sucess!

Craig Peer

This was ( still is ?) the classic cool aid route. The great roof was scary ( fixed creaky crap ready to blow ) and the 700' overhanging headwall is amazing! My last trip up the Capitan!
Posted Sep 23, 2002 10:49 am

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: Zodiac VI, 5.10, A4 Date Climbed: 1983  Sucess!

Craig Peer

4 days of excellent fun with Tim Winiarski and Roy Baker ( Roys 1st El Cap route ). I really enjoyed this climb, and we had the stereo and beer to boot! Some how, I got the 7 rurps in a row lead ( glad the fixed ones stayed fixed )! It's amazing how much easier the rating is today ( but there were no small cams in '83 either ).
Posted Sep 23, 2002 10:45 am

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: Muir Wall VI, 5.9, A4 Date Climbed: 1982  Sucess!

Craig Peer

Tim Winiarski and I had the big wall epic of our lives on what we were told was the 10th ascent of the Muir Wall. Discovered an off route cul de sac and got rained on right below the summit. Ran out of food except for one pack of Tropical Lifesavers. 8 days of fun ( and I've got one hell of a slide show )! This route is a lot easier now than in '82, and Kullaberg is right - climb the entire route from the ground!
Posted Sep 23, 2002 10:41 am

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: New Dawn VI, 5.9, A4 Date Climbed: 1982  Sucess!

Craig Peer

My 2nd trip up El Cap, a 7 day cruise involving lots of nailing and beer ( with Tim Winiarski and Craig Shaw ). Wino Tower is a fun bivy. Almost an epic!
Posted Sep 23, 2002 10:36 am

Craig PeerRoute Climbed: Dihedral Wall VI, 5.9, A3 Date Climbed: 1981  Sucess!

Craig Peer

My first trip up El Cap, with Dana Brown. A big nailing route ( in 1981 at least ) with no ledge for the 1st 1000', I had a blast! Took us 5 days, and got me hooked on big walls for the next 5 years!
Posted Sep 23, 2002 10:33 am

kletterwebbiRoute Climbed: The Nose Date Climbed: September 2000


Our second attempt to climb the nose ends with a

big (BIG !) fall near the top of the very first difficult pitch. The reason was something Chris McNamara called >>... little danger of failing except through pilot error ... << in his excellent book "Yosemite Big Walls".

May be an other time ... I'll come back .... Yes !!!!!
Posted Sep 18, 2002 7:50 am

darinchadwickRoute Climbed: Falls Creek Trail (and I call myself a climber?) Date Climbed: Summer 1997  Sucess!


Had no climbing partners, and a day to blow, so took off up the trail to see the top of El Cap the easy way. I 'summited' about the same time that Project Bandaloop finished The Shield. Since I acknowledged some expereince in climbing, they saddled me up with a fat haulbag full of junk (Steve Schnieder kindly relieved me of the peanut-butter jar full of shit) and off we trooped down the East Ledges descent. I was glad to share my gatorade and the load of gear. It was fun to rub shoulders with Steve Schnieder and Peter Mayfield and the Bandaloop folks. The most exciting part was a jerry-rigged rappel knot of my own making in the dark, and when their photographer dropped the zoom lens to his camera and we saw it sail off over the Wall of Early Morning Light. Thus did I touch greatness on El-Cap without ever touching it's storied wall. At least when I do go back to climb it, I'll know the quick way down!
Posted Jun 17, 2002 6:09 am

Bob BurdRoute Climbed: El Capitan Gully(ascent) - Eagle Creek (descent) Date Climbed: May 17, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Burd

I'm no big wall climber, but there is great fun to be had on the outside routes scrambling in class 3-4 gullies. Weather was beautiful, took 9 hours roundtrip with a stop at Eagle Point (a much better view spot than El Cap's summit, imho). Trip Report
Posted May 21, 2002 2:59 pm

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