El Cap Report 09/20/07

ElCap Report 9/20/07
 By Tom Evans
Yo... yep... I got your Elcap report for today right here.. bounced straight off the balding head of Logan (aka Chuck Pratt) who happened by the bridge today on his way home.. It rained a little last night and snowed above 6000ft but the valley got very little... just enough to quench the controlled burns and end the smoky valley syndrome. Partly sunny and cool today.. not bad.. mostly sunny this afternoon. Not much to report but here it is for this day...

El Cap Report 09/19/07

ElCap Report 9/19/07
 By Tom Evan
s Yo... Yes it is true. I am back, rolling in around 5 this evening. I went down to the Cap to see what the action was. So this is a quickie.

El Cap Report 09/07/07

ElCap Report 9/7/07
 By Tom Evans
Yo... This is the last ElCap Report for a couple weeks when I will be returning. Nice day here but really smoky at days end. So get tied in and get ready because the Old Captain kicked butts and broke hearts all the day long. Nice to see the old man take charge and ruthlessly cull the weak and worried. It is going to be ugly so if you are faint of heart or a whiner by nature then read no further... So cover your ears, protect your eyes from the cold glare of the unflinching eye in the sky. Here it is for today, a day chalked up for the Captain, Today’s ElCap Report brought to you on the broken hearts and backs of a thousand bailers..

El Cap Report 09/06/07

ElCap Report 9/6/07
 By Tom Evans
Yo... Here it comes straight to you from the Oklahoma folks, Tony, Lori, and Joe who just got here and hung at the bridge for a time today. Tony and Joe are set for a shot at the Nose tomorrow and part of the next day. Nice here today.. got some quality shots in the morning with no visitors to break the serenity. Another nice day for climbing and viewing with some haze coming in late in the day... Anyway without further delay.... here is the ElCap report for this day....

El Cap Report 09/05/07

ElCap Report 9/05/07
 By Tom Evans
Yo... Alright.. I actually hiked up to the base today and hung with Dave Turner at the base of Mescalito. Very nice up there late in the day... yelled up at Chuck Pratt and some Spanish guys and watched 3 Americans go up to sickle and fix above. Earlier, I got down to ElCap after breakfast in the cafe, and everyone seemed in control of things... nice day, blue skies, cool breezes... anyway here comes the ElCap report for today straight from the base of Mescalito.

El Cap Report 09/04/07

ElCap Report 9/04/07
 By Tom Evans
Yo... Yes you are in luck... another ElCap report for those inquiring minds who have to know what is going on in the glory hole. Another sweet day here with bright skies and nice breezes... plus action on the great stone... doesn't get a lot better than this folks. Slept late and didn't make it to the cafe today but was down at the bridge shooting by 11am. Not surprisingly the ElCap bridge shuttle has stopped for the year, as they say the numbers are not great enough to support it... yeah.. maybe if they waited for the fall season to start they would have more riders!!! So here is all the news direct from the time and place that you wish you were. The ElCap report for this day, 4 Sept. 2007, direct to you from Dean Potters 90,000 lb. test slack line that he showed us today... formerly a tie line for the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz!!

El Cap Report 09/03/07

ElCap Report 9/03/07
 By Tom Evans
Yo.. yes that's right... your man with the plan is back at the ElCap Bridge for a few days... so all whiners can just log off and get over it. Drove up last night from down south in the firebird as I am just here for a few days and didn’t want to tank the van up here sucking big time gasoline.. had a nice drive across the Mojave desert at 2am with the cruise control set for mach 1... headed for the cafe right off and ran into big Dave Turner who is about to blast on one of his new obscure lines connecting heretofore undetected features with miles of hope and prayers. Got down to the Bridge later in the morning and started some shooting... the wall is pretty active as you will read below, and the weather was pretty nice after several days of sweltering heat. A nice breeze came up in the afternoon and it was downright pleasant! So without further fanfare here it comes to you fresh from the towel that Hans Florine’s kids were using at the swimming hole... the ElCap report for Today...

El Cap Report 06/28/07

ElCap Report 6/28/07

 By Tom Evans

Yo... OK, you knew this was coming sooner or later and now it is here... so suck it up, take a deep breath, read it and weep because ....THIS IS THE LAST ELCAP REPORT FOR THIS SEASON... Yep it is true... the last of the reports direct from the glory hole at the epicenter of the center of the big wall climbing scene here in the Ditch.. direct from the bridge this comes to you from the balding head of our own Chuck Pratt look-alike, Logan, who is only here a couple of days more and then back to the grind in the city... enjoy what little news there is because it will be the last news from this correspondent for a while... So pound it in, tie it off, bounce test it, and then commit to it... Today’s ElCap Report... the last in a great series of reports direct to you...

El Cap Report 06/27/07

ElCap Report 6/27/07

 By Tom Evans

 Yo... another sweet day here in the center... Tourons were not too bad and we even got Aaron (KFC) to pose with some Tourons who were very impressed with his 15 ascents of the Cap and just had to get the little ones in the picture with the big hero.. just one of the lads here at the bridge. Plus all the climbers in view were seen going upward for the second day in a row! Shack and his kids came by today and fed the bridge rats some great franks right off the grill... thanks bro... so brought to you straight from Shacks grill and smeared with mustard is the ElCap Report for this day....

El Cap Report 06/26/07

ElCap Report 6/26/07

 By Tom Evans

Yo... sweet day down here in the glory hole.. weather was super, company super, climbers sending in super style, Epic Ed's chili was mega super as the man provided for all comers, beer, soft drinks, chili... tons of people here today too with many super taco's present and accounted for.. nice day to live the life in the shade of the most important of all grade separation devices in all of climberdom... Tues is a great memory for all of us here... and how was it for you my devoted readers? Another day exchanged for the legal tender? Forgettable? Well it is your fault!  Suck it up and get some glory days to remember of your own.


Anyway, fresh off Epic Ed's grill and brought to you in the pack of one gorgeous woman from Finland, who's true love was half way up the nose...comes today’s ElCap Report... so throw down, saddle up, ride it hard and put it up wet... here it is .... Today’s ElCap Report...Your literary passport to adventure ....

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