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!!

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I have been shooting the moon for a couple of nights and the next two shots were taken on the 19th.

1)  Our buddy the Moon!











































2)  A closer view of the Moon.






























3)  Zodiac:  The Seoul Climbing School has a 4 person team on this wildly popular route.  Here these climbers are at the start of the 4th pitch.






























4)  Leader on the 4th pitch.






























5)  Sea:  Big Andy is getting it done and is seen here cleaning on the pitch to Big Sur ledge this morning.





























6)  Almost to Big Sur ledge.






























7)  With the heat on, Andy set up his ledge and waited for the shade to begin climbing today.






























8)  3D:  The 3D team topped out this morning.






























9)  The baggage claim area on ECT.






























10)  ECT later in the day… amazing lighting!






























11)  The Muir team finished late this morning.






























12)  Erik Sloan is doing some work for Google Earth by hiking trails with this high tech rig!





























In other news:  Not much other news at the moment.


So that’s the way it is, for this Saturday, the 20th day of June, 2015.

Capt. Tom



to the Moon!

Tom - amazing moon shot, and all awe-inspiring as usual!

You rock,

Google Earth

Speaking of Google Earth ... I think they caught a picture of you on the bridge in street view. Not sure if you saw it or not!

Muir Wall

Thanks for the photos Tom! Ben and I had a good time on Muir the past week and really appreciate your photos. I especially like the one you posted today of us at the top of pitch 28. Do you still do prints? If not, can we get copies of the originals you took?

Thanks again!