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rschap


Dec 14, 2009, 12:57 AM
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Elcap in may
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Thinking about climbing Elcap in may, how crowded are Triple Direct and Salathe that time of year?


coastal_climber


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Last may it was mostly a line up for the nose, not a ton of people on the salathe...


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There are times when they are open or have a party or two on them, but don't count on it. Except a wait and try not to get pissed on... It happens on those routes more than you think.


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scottek67 wrote:
pbcowboy77 wrote:
There are times when they are open or have a party or two on them, but don't count on it. Except a wait and try not to get pissed on... It happens on those routes more than you think.
hahaha only in America!Crazy

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garrettweaver


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Hey rschap,

I was planning on climbing on el cap in May as well. If you need a partner for a route I could help out. I was planning on aid soloing lurking fear, but would definitely be open to a partner.

Garrett


shimanilami


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Lurking Fear gets pretty wet, if I recall correctly. If you go in May, you may be climbing up a river.


rschap


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garrettweaver wrote:
Hey rschap,

I was planning on climbing on el cap in May as well. If you need a partner for a route I could help out. I was planning on aid soloing lurking fear, but would definitely be open to a partner.

Garrett


I appreciate the offer but I do have a partner. One thing I would suggest if youíre looking for a partner, I donít think Iíve ever stayed in camp 4 and not run into someone whose partner freaked out after looking up at Elcap in person. The last time I was there a guy was offering to pay anyone to go up with him. The guy Iím going with has done a couple of short walls and Iíve done some of the longer free climbs there so I think weíll be good.


Durin


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Remember that the triple direct section of the Nose includes the Great Roof, so you'll potentially have to wait for nose-in-a-day parties to pass in addition to any wall-style climbers.

But if you're bringing a portaledge for 3D then you can also camp slightly higher than normal Nose parties as they are stuck on natural ledges =)


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