Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Goodbye Colorado, Hello Yosemite

Well, I'm back from 3 weeks spent in Colorado and getting ready to embark on the biggest project of my life: teaming up with Tommy Caldwell on his project of freeing the old aid line, Mescalito, on El Capitan. I've been training as hard as I can for the past two months, trying to prepare for what I can only imagine is some of the most sustained and technically difficult climbing found anywhere. I will be making updates from the wall throughout October and November. Stay tuned for where to find those.

Here's a pic of a climb Carlo and I did a joint (first ?) ascent of up at Lincoln Lake in Mount Evans. It's a fantastic jug haul to a technical finish over a bad, but not too bad, landing. Never did name the rig, but it's super fun. I know that people have been climbing up at this area for a while, so I wouldn't be surprised if this has been done before, despite it's initial dirty condition. No matter what, this line smacks you in the face and says "CLIMB ME" when you are at this area. Good times.