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straightedgeteen


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Hey dose any one know if there is good cell phone recpetion on elcap ????
if so what service do you use ?!? thanks


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who are you gonna call? God?


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Hey dose any one know if there is good cell phone recpetion on elcap ????
if so what service do you use ?!? thanks

AT&T would probably work.

- d.


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heh I can see it now...

"Shite, I can't remember how to rig the wallhauler! I know! I'll give PTPP a call!!"


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Pete called quite a few people from El Cap during a storm last year. I was wondering what service he uses. Regardless, it's probably just an analogue signal.

Ed


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I get a pretty good signal in the Valley - AT&T digital. I called my sister from the top of Leaning Tower after we did WD a couple of years ago. The reception was pretty clear. You might not get good reception on the right side of El Cap and the Dawn Wall, due to the concavity of the wall. I also get service in Tuolumne.


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I get a pretty good signal in the Valley - AT&T digital..

Last year, I got full digital signal, both in Tuolumne and in the Valley.

I even got a very weak analog signal over pat Tioga pass, in the middle of nowhere.

- d.


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Cell phone reception on El Cap is fine once you get up on the wall a ways. I've had good reception virtually everywhere all over the SW and the SE face. The only place I don't get good reception is at the base, especially around the Motel El Cap area. But I just walk out onto the huge boulder out and beneath El Cap Tree and get a good signal.

As for what service I use, I have no idea! I just have my cell phone from Canada, and it picks up whatever the local service is.

But I pay through the nose [not through The Nose] for the roaming fee. Ouch. Good thing it's a tax write-off, eh? Geez, yep - gotta call those clients.......


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this is the most disgusting thread I have yet to come across on this site.


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this is the most disgusting thread I have yet to come across on this site.

You mean to tell me it's worse than the "detatched finger due to climber falling while wearing a ring that happened to get stuck" thread? :lol:

So cell phones may not be your thing but this isn't the Sierra Club.

Climb your own climb. And smile a little :D


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I want to read this "detached finger while climbing thread." Any one have the link?

Jimmy


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Tin cans on string work great no matter what terrain you're on.

Note to jumaringjeff: you hit the nail square on the head with that joke. Kudos! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Probably not if you have Sprint. They suck. Everyone else I was with last week up there got reception on the friggin valley floor but my stupid Sprint service didn't pick up a signal til outside Fresno. Then again when I drove up to Lee Vining from LA a few months ago everyone else got cell service most of the entire drive and I didn't get service once we'd left Lancaster. But I was the only one with Sprint.

DO NOT get Sprint, they suck for reception!!!


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I want to read this "detached finger while climbing thread." Any one have the link?

Jimmy

Try this link


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Two years back I was able to call in sick to work from the 4th pitch of the East Buttress on a Nokia....


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u guys have got to be kidding me :shock:

hey dont forget your fax machine and laptop :? :?


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Oh, by the way bring an extra battery for the coffe machine and dishwasher. I would love to be rattled awake on pitch nine by a cell phone, wouldn"t you?

Warren Harding would kick your ass


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Alright... did any one think that the phone might be for emergencys ?!?!?!?!


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Sorry buddy You need to learn to deal with your own emergencies!
Besides the truth about rescue's in Yosemite is- If you yell for help loud enough (especially on El cap)...they'll come save your ass! Anyone is welcome to chime in here, but what I've said is true.
josh


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