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kpj240789


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After looking at people high on El Cap like this picture
http://www.supertopo.com/rockclimbing/featured.html?pid=1501Did it scare the crap out of you when you did it.


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:shock: Holly shtt....!!!


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Wow..

I think I need to go to El Cap.


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Being up there is always a little spooky!


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*Did it scare the crap out of you when you did it.*

yes but on the Nose you can hide on big ledges and scrunch back in the dihedrals and pretend you're not way up on El Cap for a few minutes


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In my dreams.


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There are certainly times that the exposure gets to you, but for me that's part of the draw.

If it wasn't for this exposure and the views afforded by the height, the climbing would probably not be as rewarding.


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In my dreams.

in some peoples nightmares :shock:

although i will be doing el cap at least 10 times in my life time (thats a goal as i am still pretty young)


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Much of the time, climbing exposure doesn't bother me, but up on El Cap, there is often a nagging feeling of being "out there."

Most of the time though, it's pretty comfortable cause you get used to it and started from the ground. By the time you get to the top, unroped walking feels a little strange. Sort of the wall equivilent of "sea legs."

If I hike to the top of Half Dome or Glacier Point and look over the edge straight down (without the days of getting used to it) that's scarier than being on the face of EL Cap!

PEace

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It was not really the exposure that worked me over, it was the hard work and that damn wind.


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Every time i need a boost for a big crack or a hard pitch, I just look down!


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Holy crap! That is so freaking high! What an amazing pic.


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By the time you get to the top, unroped walking feels a little strange. Sort of the wall equivilent of "sea legs."

If I hike to the top of Half Dome or Glacier Point and look over the edge straight down (without the days of getting used to it) that's scarier than being on the face of EL Cap!

The absolutely most terrifying experience I had on El Cap was, after topping out on Muir Wall, and getting used to flat ground, I had to rap back down to free the haul bag which we left clipped to the station before the traversing exit. 9mm static line over a huge sharp-edged loose block, me over the rim, in the air, so far out I wasn't sure if I would even be able to reach the bag (Brought a cheater stick down with me, just in case) The sudden return to the vertical was horrible.

Usually, when I'm on El Cap, I don't look down. I'm scared of heights.

Brutus


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Did it scare the crap out of you when you did it.

nope...I love it. :twisted: I look down as much as possible...


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Yer sick, lambone. But then, we all knew that.

Brutus


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That was the first picture I'd seen that made me crap my pants.


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Leading the great roof on the Salathe in the wind was unnerving because I kept having to struggle to get into my aiders as I rocked back and forth and they whipped around in the wind. Then, following the headwall pitch was a little spooky since you swing out each time you clean. Long ledge by comparison was a refuge.


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ha...glutton is right, just look at this belly!

yup 'nuther day at the office...here we are at quitin' time ready to crack a few beers! god I love wall climbing!

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=29325


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yup 'nuther day at the office...here we are at quitin' time ready to crack a few beers! god I love wall climbing!

HAHAHAHA, you mean you don't crack open some beers in the morning? Pound a 24oz OE at 7am and then get on it!


kpj240789


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Just wondering if the Nose or Salathe are bolted anchors?


kpj240789


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Thanks


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I have been maybe 200 feet up at my highest but plan on doing 1500 this summer. That pic scares the crap out of me, but i am scared of heights.


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I haven't been up that wall, but I did Prodigal Son a few years back and I hardley noticed the height at all - I was distracted by the beauty of the canyon!!!


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http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=45633

I'm always scared up there!

Let's see some more photos with big exposure.

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