|Submitted by Tom Evans on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 00:27|
ElCap Report 5.15...22.2014 A week of climbing.
By Tom Evans
Yo... Well, it has been hot.. cold.. dry... and wet, this past week. Right now the conditions are perfect for climbing. The Spring climbing season is in full swing now, so come on Cubicle Pukes... get out of your prison!
We have had many climbers on the popular routes, including the Nose, Salathe, Zodiac, Shield, Muir, 3D, Tangerine Trip, Freerider, El Nino, Golden Gate, and Reticent. Below you will see some of the shots from this past week of climbing. As you may recall, I am cutting down on the number and character of the Reports, so I can have more time to enjoy the Valley. I am still shooting around the Bridge and from the meadow, so come on by and hang out.
Select photos from this past week.
The stretch from the end of the King Swing, Nose route.
Roof pitch on the Shield.
Windy day on the Shield.
Late evening light on the Shield.
End of the traverse from Big Sur on El Nino.
Roof Pitch, El Nino.
Start of Golden Gate.
Mark of Zorro Pitch on Zodiac.
Clipping the bolt to traverse the Cyclops Eye. El Nino.
Golden Desert on Golden Gate.
Alcove Swing at the base of ElCap.
Reticent Wall, ElCap.
In other news: The will be a gathering in remembrance of Richie Copeland, this Saturday, May 24th at Cathedral Beach, here in Yosemite. It will start at Noon and continue through the afternoon. Richie's family will be here to talk with his friends and celebrate his life. All are welcome, so come on out.
So that's the way it is, for this Thursday, the 22nd day of May, 2014.
Later, Capt. Tom