/ NEWS: Leo Houlding - El Capitan and Half Dome in a day
Starting Freerider at 8am the pair simo-climbed all the way to pitch 23, the Teflon corner, in five hours...
...A rapid descent and close brush with the Park service saw them begin the hike to half dome at 11pm...
Read More: http://new.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=07&year=2008#n45200
nice....wonder what the "brush" with the park ranger was?
I think the answer to that is 'hidden' in the report. Let's say no more!
Cool. What's the fine for coming down that way at the moment.
Surely simul-climbing? Unless they were climbing with a norwegian.
aaah! just got what you mean.
Is that horrible offwidth/standard 5.11 wide crack, as seen on the bagels film, above or below pitch 23, does anyone know?
My bet is they descended more rapidly than most.
I heard if you don't do this they might mistake you for a bear and open fire.
below? just looking at the topo, not from any personal experience :-)
monster offwidth (5.11d?) is around pitch 19, also there's hollow flake (5.9, pitch 13ish) and a 5.10d offwidth headwall variation (pitch 32 or so), haven't seen the film though but sounds like monster offwidth? Not sure about exact pitch numbers as it's a combined salathe/freerider topo and slightly confusing with all the variations.
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