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Caldwell and Jorgeson Dawn Wall El Cap Project

Stugang
13-Jan-2015
10:40:58 PM
It's an understatement to say that what these guys are doing is pretty awesome, but obviously the two climbers are at different stages of the climb...is tommy belaying jorgeson on every attempt of his to catch up and vice versa? Clearly there is the media circus going on about this, ring in food etc. i don't give a rats arse about that sort of help, but I kinda think there is something cool about it being the guys doing all the climbing shit together without help - ie the climbing and belaying as a team. Otherwise it seems like two ascents very close to each other as opposed to a singular "fa".

Anyone know of what is going on in that regard.
Dave_S
13-Jan-2015
11:04:58 PM
Stugang, here's an explanation/FAQ by Alex Honnold and Beth Rodden.

Stugang
13-Jan-2015
11:45:16 PM
Thanks, so it seems like tommy has been descending to belay Jorge.

ajfclark
14-Jan-2015
7:32:37 AM
According Tommy's wife, Kevin has ticked all the pitches to Winno Tower now.

Off to work:

IdratherbeclimbingM9
14-Jan-2015
11:00:26 AM
From the FAQ link and
On 13/01/2015 Stugang wrote:
>Thanks, so it seems like tommy has been descending to belay Jorge.

As an unfit old fart I appreciate the fact that on their 'rest' days while well into their adventure push time-wise, and belaying after jumaring the five intervening pitches (pitches 15-20), they are supremely fit athletes, as that distance could easily be close to 300 m (an Ozymandias of height), and wastes many alone without throwing in leading hard pitches too.

I wonder how long it will be before this route becomes a target for speed-records? (Touched on in the FAQ article).

I also wonder if Alex Honnold will give it a shot, not as a speed attempt though presumably as a roped ascent.
Plenty of other contenders out there too...

Eduardo Slabofvic
14-Jan-2015
11:47:06 AM
On 13/01/2015 Stugang wrote
>
>Anyone know of what is going on in that regard.

Yes
martym
14-Jan-2015
1:53:17 PM
On 14/01/2015 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>I also wonder if Alex Honnold will give it a shot, not as a speed attempt
>though presumably as a roped ascent.

In another article, Honnold states that the hardest pitch of the climb is beyond his abilities. He had a go last season as did Sharma.

kuu
Online Now
15-Jan-2015
12:56:54 AM
ABC Online News, 14 January 2015:

"US climbers set to be first to scale Yosemite National Park's 900-metre El Capitan rock face without tools"

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-14/us-climbers-el-capitan-bid-to-reach-summit-yosemite/6016802

Sabu
15-Jan-2015
8:09:35 AM
There is a live stream running at the moment. See the link below.

http://www.rockandice.com/lates-news/watch-the-final-push-of-the-dawn-wall-live

Sabu
15-Jan-2015
9:53:29 AM
Tommy has just started the final pitch (9.54am).

ajfclark
15-Jan-2015
10:24:23 AM
They're hugging so I guess they're done?

Sabu
15-Jan-2015
10:28:08 AM
Yep I think that's it! A massive achievement, absolutely stoked for these guys!
Justcameron
15-Jan-2015
10:46:33 AM
I just tuned in and watched 5 minutes of a guy in a red jacket seconding the top pitch. When he got to the top he got a big hug from the guy belaying him in the yellow jacket. Presumably that's it done then? Unless the guy in the red jacket still needs to lead that top pitch? ...

ajfclark
15-Jan-2015
10:47:55 AM

ajfclark
15-Jan-2015
11:50:57 AM
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-14/us-climbers-el-capitan-bid-to-reach-summit-yosemite/6016802

Headline:
US climbers set to be first to scale Yosemite National Park's 900-metre El Capitan rock face without tools

Image:
I can't post the image because the new filtering rules think it's suspicious.

MisterGribble
15-Jan-2015
11:52:10 AM
On 15/01/2015 Justcameron wrote:
>I just tuned in and watched 5 minutes of a guy in a red jacket seconding
>the top pitch. When he got to the top he got a big hug from the guy belaying
>him in the yellow jacket. Presumably that's it done then? Unless the guy
>in the red jacket still needs to lead that top pitch? ...

Did he shout "SAFE" at the top ?

Sabu
15-Jan-2015
12:17:28 PM
On 15/01/2015 MisterGribble wrote:
>On 15/01/2015 Justcameron wrote:
>>I just tuned in and watched 5 minutes of a guy in a red jacket seconding
>>the top pitch. When he got to the top he got a big hug from the guy belaying
>>him in the yellow jacket. Presumably that's it done then? Unless the
>guy
>>in the red jacket still needs to lead that top pitch? ...
>
>Did he shout "SAFE" at the top ?

Gold!

tmarsh
15-Jan-2015
12:31:53 PM
Curious that they were wearing helmets for the final push. Perhaps concerns that the number of people milling around on the exit slabs might kick stuff off?
dan_b
15-Jan-2015
1:04:00 PM
Or more room for sponsors logos

ambyeok
15-Jan-2015
1:12:51 PM
Do you reckon there's trout in that river?

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