ElCap Report 9/20/2015

ElCap Report 9/20/15

By Tom Evans

Yo… It was a little too warm and calm on this beautiful Sunday afternoon.  We didn’t get much relief in the shade of our tree, in the EC meadow, so it must have been pretty bad up on the Cap.  However, the action continued up on the hill.  Several teams reached the top today so we will not see them again for a while.  The weather is supposed to improve within the next few days… and the Facelift is just around the corner, so there will be lots to do.

ElCap Report 9/19/2015

ElCap Report 9/19/15

By Tom Evans

Yo…Sweet weather this weekend is bringing out wall climbers from under their rocks!  Lots of good climbing on the Big Stone today.  You need to be here!

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

ElCap Report 9/18/2015

ElCap Report 9/18/15

By Tom Evans

Yo.. Cloudless skies and cool breezes are heralding the start to the fall season, on ElCap.  The action is heating up as more climbers are coming into the Valley to climb and work the Facelift.  Wherever you are … you would do better to be here!  So come on out for the best climbing season of the year in Yosemite.

ElCap Report 9/17/2015

ElCap Report 9/17/15

By Tom Evans

Yo.. Continued spectacular weather is dominating the climbing here in Yosemite.  Warm sun, blue skies, and a cool breeze are making conditions perfect for big wall climbing.  The action is heating up on the Captain so stay tuned for the rundown on all things climbing related.  I am here to report the happenings so that you will know what is going on and how your friends and loved ones are doing.  It is not an inexpensive task to do what I do, and I really appreciate any donations you can send my way.  If you got pictures from me and haven’t sent a donation then please consider doing it.

ElCap Report 9/16/2015

ElCap Report 9/16/15

By Tom Evans

Yo!!!  Ok folks, the Fall season has started in earnest!  I drove up yesterday, in the rain most of the way.  The good news is that the rain really put a damper on the local fires that have been burning for some time.  Today the air was clear and the temperatures spot on for this time of year.  So… listen up all you Cubicle Pukes, chained to your desks, or stuck at home.  Try to figure out some way to get your sorry butts out of wherever you are and head to Yosemite to share the good times!  I got some new photography equipment and having some problems getting used to it… especially the camera which wants to take the beautiful Yosemite granite and give it a pink cast!  Not what I had in mind!  However I was able to work around it for the most part and hope to get it all figured out soon.

ElCap Report 6/23/2015

ElCap Report 6/23/15

By Tom Evans

Yo.. The weather continues to hold without the excessive heat predicted.  We like that!  In a few days from now we will get our due as the temps are going over 100 degrees for the first time this year.  The “locals” did get the record on Aquarian yesterday, 18:10! 

This will be the last ElCap Report of the Season.  Many thanks to those who have donated to the site.  Expenses were high this season and everything helps.  Also, thanks to you loyal readers who have read and supported the Report over the years.

ElCap Report 6/22/2015

ElCap Report 6/22/15

By Tom Evans

Yo…Another spectacular day, with warm sun and a nice breeze.  There was some action on the cliff today and not just climbers.  I will be here for a few more days, so stay tuned to the Report for all the latest news.

ElCap Report 6/21/2015

ElCap Report 6/21/15

By Tom Evans

Yo…Another nice day has passed here in the Valley.  Still not much climbing going on but tomorrow and the next day will see some fast and fun climbing on the Captain.  So stay tuned!

ElCap Report 6/20/2015

ElCap Report 6/20/15

By Tom Evans

Yo… The heat continues to keep the Cap pretty empty.  The smoke from forest fires comes and goes and was not bad today.  The Saturday traffic was bad, as is usual for this time of year…can’t wait for fall!!

ElCap Report 6/19/2015

ElCap Report 6/19/15

By Tom Evans

Yo… Well, it isn’t very nice here today.  There are three fires outside the park, to the west and south of us.  The Valley was filled with smoke, that came in last night, and is staying around today.  Plus it is hot and no new teams are going up at the moment.  If this continues for a few more days I will call the season finished.

ElCap Report 6/18/2015

ElCap Report 6/18/15

By Tom Evans

Yo… We had Bluebird skies today, that kept the heat up on the Cap.  There are still not very many climbers on the wall at the moment so you have the pick of any route you would like to climb.  Later in the day the air quality got bad and it was difficult to shoot without huge air swirls and haze showing up in the shots.  I was done by 2:30pm.  Also, due to weekend traffic do not expect a report on Saturday!

ElCap Report 6/17/2015

ElCap Report 6/17/15  Today’s climbing and Rescue Report.

By Tom Evans

Yo.. High clouds and thus cooler temperatures made for a nice day up on the Captain.  Everyone is moving up well enough and we did have a rescue this morning/afternoon.  Read about it all, below!  Mason Earl and Brad Gobright sent their long standing project from the ground to Golden Gate today!!!

ElCap Report 6/16/2015

ElCap Report 6/16/15

By Tom Evans

Yo.. Another excellent day in the Yosemite Valley.  But there climbers are few and far between.  So today’s report will be a bit short and if things don’t get better I will be doing a reduced number of reports but will cover things as well as I can.

ElCap Report 6/15/2015

ElCap Report 6/15/15

By Tom Evans

Yo… Conditions couldn’t be better for climbing here in the Ditch.  Clear blue skies, warm temperatures, and a nice breeze are sure to please…but you need to get here, as there are fewer and fewer climbers on the wall each day.  Replacements are in high demand…come on out and get a free beer at the Bridge!

ElCap Report 6/14/2015

ElCap Report 6/14/15

By Tom Evans

Yo… Perfect, cloudless weather, on this beautiful day, in Yosemite.  Lots of routes being done but we need replacements asap, as most teams are nearing the top.  Even the Nose is getting empty again.  We are running out time in the spring climbing season, so you need to get here soon, unless you like climbing in a blast furnace!

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

ElCap Report 6/13/2015

ElCap Report 6/13/15

By Tom Evans

Yo.. Warm temperatures dominated ElCap climbing today.  There was a lot of activity on the Hill today, so find your most comfortable chair, put your feet up, and settle in, because you are going up high on the Captain with Old Tom.

ElCap Report 6/12/2015

ElCap Report 6/12/15

By Tom Evans

Yo.. It really wanted to rain today and by afternoon it was a foregone conclusion the deluge was imminent.  I sped off to the Café just before I figured the rain could come… it never came.  The Cap is seeing some good action now and it would see a lot more if only YOU would show up!  So saddle up and ride on into the Big Valley, where the senders are slaying and the pretenders are spraying.

ElCap Report 6/11/2015

ElCap Report 6/11/15

By Tom Evans

Yo…Sweet weather has drawn the masses to the Nose and other trade routes.  Zodiac is loaded with Korean climbers, as that is a good route for new comers to get experience on.  The Nose is packed from the Great Roof down to the deck.  We did have a quick storm late this afternoon but it was gone as rapidly as it came in.  Lots of shots today… so … pay attention Cubicle Pukes it doesn’t get much better than this!

ElCap Report 6/10/2015

ElCap Report 6/10/15

By Tom Evans

Yo.. I awoke to a sky of solid, dark gray, clouds this morning…not so good!  However the rain held off until around 1 this afternoon, and then it was just a quick sprinkle.  There are not a lot of climbers on the wall at the moment, but after tomorrow, with improving weather, the multitudes will certainly return!

ElCap Report 6/9/2015

ElCap Report 6/9/15

By Tom Evans

Yo.. We had some great climbing weather today, as it cooled off when the clouds came in late morning.  Most of the popular routes have little traffic, as the weather reports continue to negatively impact climbers thinking.  I left around 4pm today as there was little action on the cliff but we had a great group of climbers hanging at the Bridge today.  Check out the last 7 shots for pics of today’s Bridge Crew.

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