/ NEWS: Chris Sharma To Try Dawn Wall Project On El Capitan
Chris Sharma is set to join Tommy Caldwell on his attempts on the well known 'Dawn Wall' project on El Capitan. Caldwell, one of the best big wall climbers in the world, has been trying to free climb this line for the last five years.
The team for this season now stands as Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Jonathan Siegrist and Chris Sharma...
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68384
This is the season? I'd have thought December was not a particular El Cap season - shows what I know.
They should ask Ondra along.
Slightly surprised no coverage yet of Mayan G-S and [sorry, some other woman I've not heard of and have forgotten the name] lowering the female Nose speed record by the best part of two hours.
If they're allowed into the valley!
Lots of very bouldery 5.14 pitches so cold improves friction presumably (I'll ask him next time I see him at facelift...you can do that there). In the various films of Tommy's efforts he's often working stuff in light snow flurries (and not the chalk variety either). Its amazingly inspiring that this is getting such an extended effort as its so much harder than any other free route on the wall and anything completely free there is a very big deal.
That "some other woman" is Libby Sauter. A previous woman's record holder and one of the first women to complete the Nose/NW regular route link up in under 24hours.
Also Mayan and Stanley have just set a new mixed team record of 3.30
Sean, I think, but yes.
Evidently M S-G has declared her intention to break the all-comers speed record. That would be pretty cool.
I suppose one benefit of the US gov't clusterf*ck will be that those actually on a big wall at the moment get to complete it and experience a park empty of tourists etc. That'd be pretty eerie as well.
Thanks, and to JCM. Those are seriously impressive ascents, which I can't help but rate *slightly* more newsworthy than the announcement of a climbing team alteration.
He's a great slab climber - the first crux of Dreamtime is a slab which stops alot of people.
You climb a slab to get to the overhang.
Aha - I think we're there now!
Yeah I was thinking of dreamcatcher :)
> That "some other woman" is Libby Sauter. A previous woman's record holder and one of the first women to complete the Nose/NW regular route link up in under 24hours.
> Also Mayan and Stanley have just set a new mixed team record of 3.30
Libby was also the 1st woman to walk the Lost Arrow highline - I was there!
Good video, cheers. Think Sharma will enjoy that 'sideways dyno' move, looks awesome
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