ElCap Report 10/8/2022


Yo… The cooling trend continues and the action is heating up.  The Nose is getting jammed so get there early and get ahead of the crowd.  Nice days are at hand and the meadow crew is increasing by the day. 

Today’s ElCap Report… written just for you… unique in all the world!

1)  Marek Reganowicz climbing into the wild looking rock, on Lunar Eclipse.































2)  Kevin Deweese and Quinn Hatfield, leading, are seen here finishing the third on Lost in America.































3)  Polish solo woman, Gosia Jurewicz, is seen here finishing the first on Virginia to the Trip.































4)  This long shot from the Bridalveil turnout shows the area of Tangerine Trip with Gosia the lower climber in red and Roddy McCalley and partner, Jordan Sterzinger, under the roof.































5)  The last pitch of the North America Wall route with Matt Bernstein and Eric Lynch finishing up early in the day.































6)  Rob Dillon and partner Grayson are seen here climbing to the start of the last pitch on Mescalito!






























7)  The two climbers, Camden and Brett Dodds, on the Albatross have reached the higher environs of the route.  Here one of the partners is climbing next to the relentless stare of the “Eyes of ElCap”.



8)  A three-person team blitzed the Shield in warm but windy conditions.  They are seen here lined up at the top of the triple cracks pitch.  Who were those guys?






























9)  The top of Sickle ledge always draws a crowd as the Stovelegs await.






























10)  The Albatross crew, Camden and Brett Dodds, are moving up toward the headwall in a long shot from Bridalveil Falls viewing area.  The Shield roof is seen lower right in the photo.































11)  Albatross team member catching the first sunlight yesterday.































12)  On the headwall of the Albatross route, yesterday.



13)  My favorite Sugar Maple, you know the one, across from the Chapel.




14)  Sugar Maple leaves.



15)  An Earl Bates shot of my friend Pinky and me in the ECM by the “Big Gun”.































In other news:  The YOSAR reunion is in full swing now.  More climbers have arrived to hit the big stone as the weather continues to cool.  “Moon day” is almost here so stay tuned.  Who will be the lucky climbers who will be graced with a MOON Shot?

So that’s the way it is, on this Friday, the 7th day of October 2022.

Capt. Tom… just for you!

Thank you!

Thank you Tom for beautiful pictures and sending the message about ElCap around the World. So good to see you :) Lots of Love, Magda


Thanks sweetie... the old man is doing ok thus far... slow but sure!


Yeah, I know. Nothing has changed and looks like neither the route nor grade really matters.

Thank you again and take care :*