El Cap Report 05/23/07

ElCap Report 5/23/07

 By Tom Evans

Yo.... Well here it is ... fresh off the back of a trout swimming upstream from the ElCap Bridge. All the news from the center of the universe of wall climbing... the ElCap Bridge... direct to you from your man on the scene, Telephoto Tom, Ansel Evans, ElCap Tom Ewans, the most famous climber in Japan, ELCap-pics... call me what you want... the dirt is dished here and I report on it all, the good, the bad, the ugly!  So tie in, hang on, and pay attention as I'm only going to type this once! Today started out cloudy and calm and I was thrilled!! This was the best light I've seen on the Captain all year and I melted the shutter on my camera I was taking so many shots.... then around noon the sun came out and that was the end of the excellent light.

Today's ElCap Report:

El Cap Report 05/22/07

ElCap Report 5/22/07

 By Tom Evans

Yo... I know you have been waiting all your boring day to get this report... so here it is fresh from the base of the ElCap scree slope and brought to the computer by a Sherpa runner who is here for the week... from Dead Bird ledge to the Teflon Corner here is all the latest dirt dished by the man on the scene...Today's ElCap Report:

 

El Cap Report 05/21/07

ElCap Report 5/21/07

 By Tom Evans

Direct to you from a U2 spy plane flying over the valley this afternoon... a beautiful day here with a few clouds appearing from the northwest late in the day.... Here it is ... the news from the Nipple of Zodiac to the Ear of the Salathe... Today’s ElCap Report

 

El Cap Report 05/20/07

ElCap Report 5/20/07

 By Tom Evans

 Yo....this report is brought to you fresh from the shores of the mighty Merced river at the ElCap Bridge... A beautiful, warm California day with a strong up canyon breeze shaking the Aspens along the river and the sun warming the climbing lizards basking in the glow at the bridge. Anyway....the ElCap news covers the Big Stone from the East Butt to the West Butt... the latest... direct from the scene!!

El Cap Report 05/19/07

ElCap report 5/19/07

 By Tom Evans

Yo... From the shade of the El Cap Bridge... Nice here today... 

Today's ElCap Report...

 

Mescalito: Team of two moving right along to the 8 pitch today. Eric and Mo are finishing up space via Mescalito and are a few from the top.

 

El Cap Report 05/18/07

ElCap report 5/18/07

 By Tom Evans

Yo... well today was a lot quieter than yesterday!!  I went over to the SAR cache this morning and gave the many shots I took to John Dill... Keith Lober showed up as did Merry Braun and we all sat around looking at some of them on the computer and talking about the rescue... I said I wanted to shake the hand of the man who lowered into that situation from a chopper hovering just a few feet from the wall. Great work Keith and Jack!!  Nice day today with some action starting on different routes.

 

El Cap Report 05/17/07

ElCap Report 5/17/07

 By Tom Evans

BIG RESCUE ON THE CAP TODAY. A guy fell from the pitch above the king swing and broke his femur with gallons of blood on eagle ledge. I called it in around 9:30 am and told 911 to get some one here fast as the guy was bleeding to death. He was on Eagle ledge with his partner who was doing everything he could to keep him alive... never seen such an amount of blood... the ledge was streaming with it. Anyway ... 3 choppers showed up and the full SAR rescue team arrived after a time.

El Cap Report 05/16/07

El Cap Report 5/16/07

 By Tom Evans

Yo... another nice day in the valley. Today’s ElCap Report.

El Cap Report 05/15/07

ElCap Report 5/15/07

 By Tom Evans

This report is an idea I had that resulted from so many people asking me "What is going on ElCap these days?"  I figure that with the internet and such a lot of people would like to know too.  So I am going to try to write some of what I see ... I will post these reports on SuperTopo and we will see what comes of it....

Ok... the Cap is pretty empty in great weather..

 

Nose... one party on El Cap tower another fixed to sickle and that’s it.

 

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