/ NEWS: INTERVIEW: James McHaffie and Dan McManus on Salathe, Yosemite
"...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..."
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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?
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.
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:
That'll be it.
standing on your feet and floating upwards Yip, that's all you have to do. A kinda Dawesesque comment
Legends... awesome effort guys!
Yep, that's the one.
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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