dawn wall ???

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  • pete s
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    #10501 |

    Do you think it counts as they made so many falls,??
    And should we pop over with andrew to let him onsight it and show the namby pamby yanks how it should be done,?

    longa
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    #10502 |

    The first time El Cap has been climbed! And it was done using the ropes only for protection! Whither next?

    Al
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    #10505 |

    I think what’s most impressive is how they managed to get the whole world’s attention for it! As ever the media attention was entertaining… http://www.dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/7-hilarious-dawn-wall-quotes-mainstream-media

    Andrew
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    #10508 |

    Yeah, the media circus was ridiculous.

    Forgot to post this the other day:
    http://www.adventure-journal.com/2015/01/ny-times-commenters-explain-why-the-dawn-wall-climb-is-dumb/

    Al
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    #10509 |

    Good one! Although the “defacing the wall with bolts” whingers have a point…

    Andrew
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    #10510 |

    The first one is the best:
    “I don’t think that this activity is an appropriate use of a National Park.” Haha.

    The bolting just depends. I don’t think Caldwell is one to be scattering bolts all over the place—have you seen some of the runouts on it!? But once the wall gets that blank it can’t be climbed without them as protection when necessary. As far as I know using bolts only when strictly necessary has become the ethic for the whole of El Cap.

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