ElCap Report 6/4/14

ElCap Report 6/4/14

By Tom Evans

Yo... still sweet weather here these days and the cliff is seeing some action.  Two teams on Tribal via New Dawn, several teams on the Nose, Zodiac has a bunch including several fromTeam Extreme Riders, Salathe has a team, Hudon and Richards are finishing the Albatross as I write this.  Italians have finished Mescalito. Allfrey and Honnold have set a speed record on the three climbs they have done over the past three days including, New Jersey Turnpike, Tangerine Trip and today they sent Eagles Way. 

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1) Alex and Dave looked good today on Eagles Way.  Here they are leading to the Sea Gull pitch as Dave took over the lead from Alex for the aid section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Alex cleaning the Sea Gull... notice he doesn't have his shoes all the way on... those toes must be hurting by now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Dave gunning it after a small traverse.  Serious back cleaning there Dave!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) High on the route the wind came up and the lads were pestered by flying ropes and chilly temps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Honnold on the A-1 Beauty ... not quite in Leo's style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) The Italians on Mescalito spent the night at the Bow, just two long pitches from the top.  I saw them topping out around 2:30 pm.  Here they are on the Bow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Several teams on the Nose at the moment.  This one is head off today.  This is the belay at the top of the Changing Corners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) This is the lead team on Tribal Rite...Still low on the New Dawn start... Matt, Keenan, and Jaysen.  Side view from out west.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9)  This two man team is doing great on Zodiac... fast and efficient.  When I took this shot I figured he would just stretch over to the bolt and be done with the struggle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10)  But he didn't!!  CONGRATULATIONS ZODIAC TEAM!!   YOU'VE GOTTEN THE FIRST "STICK OF THE DAY" THIS SEASON!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11)  Team Extreme Riders second team on Zodiac climbing the second pitch.  This guy must be a world class Ice Skater!  Smooth Dude!  Love the outfits boys!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12)  The 7mile diameter crater of Mt Haleakala, on the island of Maui, Hawaii.  Elevation is about 10,000  ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So that's the way it is, for this Wednesday, the 4th day of June, 2014.

Later, Capt. Tom

 

#8 - who it is

Hi Tom, I'm guessing the guy with Keenan and Matt is Jaysen Henderson - saw him on Keenan's facebook page looking anticipatory with M&K. (K's mom)

 

Thanks for the information Mom!  Tom Evans