/ NEWS: INTERVIEW: James McHaffie and Dan McManus on Salathe, Yosemite

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UKC News - on 27 May 2014
James McHaffie leading the stunning headwall crack of Salathe, Yosemite - Montage, 3 kbHazel Findlay talks to James McHaffie and Dan McManus about their recent ascent of the Salathé Wall on El Capitan.

"...we were hit by a hailstorm... Caff was halfway up the Hollow flake [a squeeze chimney/offwidth too wide to protect with gear] and hail was building up on his rock shoes..."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68946

Robert Durran - on 27 May 2014
In reply to UKC News:

Is this the same line that (I think) Leo Houlding came very close to flashing (just one fall) quite a while back or was that a different (easier?) variation?
ChrisBrooke - on 27 May 2014
In reply to Robert Durran:

I think that was El Nino (report from Leo (2002) here: http://www.alpinejournal.org.uk/Contents/Contents_2002_files/AJ%202002%2050-53%20Houlding%20El%20Nin... )

They're getting on El Nino next.
Mark Collins - on 27 May 2014
In reply to Robert Durran:

I think that was free rider (the 'easier' variation).

Incidentally, I took a photo of some guys aiding the head wall a week before the McHaffie/McManus ascent:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=240029
Robert Durran - on 27 May 2014
In reply to Mark Collins:

> I think that was free rider (the 'easier' variation).

That'll be it.
aln - on 27 May 2014
In reply to UKC News:

standing on your feet and floating upwards Yip, that's all you have to do. A kinda Dawesesque comment
Skyfall - on 27 May 2014
Good read but I wonder what Hazel's looking at doing whilst over there...?
Duncan Campbell - on 27 May 2014
In reply to UKC News:

Legends... awesome effort guys!
Brendan - on 28 May 2014
In reply to ChrisBrooke:

Yep, that's the one.
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Oliver Hill - on 28 May 2014
In reply to UKC News:

Nice to see these guys onsighting as everyone used to do. So much more efficient, enjoyable and safe on easy to protect cracks. Imagine lesser climbers spending a month headpointing Dina Mot Direct.

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