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cleaning a pitch on the N.A.Wall

Average Rating = 3.75/5 cleaning a pitch on the N.A.Wall

This is me cleaning a pitch on the N.A.Wall during my first ever bigwall climb.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-04-04
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Washington's Column as seen from the Merced

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Washington's Column as seen from the Merced

This is the view of Washington's Column and North Dome as seen from the bridge over the Merced.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-04-01
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Half Dome as seen from the bridge over the Merced

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Half Dome as seen from the bridge over the Merced

This picture was taken when I was in Yosemite again last summer with Noelle. We didn't do any climbing (too hot) but we sure had a good time!
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-04-01
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Haulin' the pigs on P.O.Wall

Average Rating = 3.56/5 Haulin' the pigs on P.O.Wall

While Ollie and me were on the N.A.Wall, there were a couple of Americans on P.O.Wall gradually moving up alongside us. This is where we lost sight of them for a while, when we moved into the Black Dihedral and further on into the Black Cave.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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Leading into the Black Cave

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Leading into the Black Cave

I led this pitch which leads into the Black Cave. No nice shining white granite here, just black diorite and some bad rock. This pitch was also referred to as 'Rotten Island' by the Huber-brothers who did the free-climb. But nonetheless I'm keeping my spi
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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Ollie leading out of the Black Cave

Average Rating = 3.71/5 Ollie leading out of the Black Cave

During the F.A. Royal Robbins, Chuck Pratt, Tom Frost en Yvon Chouinard feared that there was no way out of this dark and gloomy cave-like place. But, brilliant as they were, they found an awesome traverse first under and then over the lip of the roof (or
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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Looking down from the Black Cave

Average Rating = 2.80/5 Looking down from the Black Cave

This is the view looking down from the Black Cave. Looking up there was nothing but a great big dark roof ;-)
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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Enjoying dinner on Mazatlan ledge

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Enjoying dinner on Mazatlan ledge

My first dinner on the N.A.Wall. Enjoying some hot soup on Mazatlan ledge.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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Ollie on Big Sur ledge

Average Rating = 3.83/5 Ollie on Big Sur ledge

At the start of day 4, Olivier is preparing to start of from Big Sur ledge. This is where it all started getting fun. The way down would be as hard as the way up from here and that caused me to finally relax ;-)
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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last pitch on N.A.Wall

Average Rating = 3.20/5 last pitch on N.A.Wall

This is Olivier leading the last pitch on the N.A.Wall. Actually it was the finish of El nino, a 5.10 face climb.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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Middle Cathdral as seen from El Cap

Average Rating = 3.60/5 Middle Cathdral as seen from El Cap

As we climbed higher on the N.A.Wall, we slowly saw the snowcapped Sierras emerging behind the valley walls. This is a view of Middle Cathedral where me and Ollie climbed the Bircheff-Williams a few days earlier.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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Half Dome from the summit of El Cap

Average Rating = 3.55/5 Half Dome from the summit of El Cap

We had this beautiful view of Half Dome and the Sierras as we hit the summit slabs of El Capitan after 7 days of climbing.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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Half Dome at sunset

Average Rating = 4.07/5 Half Dome at sunset

How about that for a sunset??? This picture was taken from the roadside at Camp 4. I'm definitely not the only one with a picture like this because at the time it seemed like the whole of camp 4 was on the road snapping away ;-)
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-22
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summit jebel al mayeen

Average Rating = 3.00/5 summit jebel al mayeen

Franky and myself after climbing 'Jack Daniels' on the east face of Jebel el Mayeen.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-17
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desert view from the town of wadi Rum

Average Rating = 3.56/5 desert view from the town of wadi Rum

The town of Wadi Rum is surrounded by 1500ft sandstone buttresses with an enormous potential for trad climbing.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-17
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View from Burdah bridge

Average Rating = 3.80/5 View from Burdah bridge

This shot was taken from Burdah bridge where one has a beautiful view over the desert. The clouds add a very special effect to the picture. It was the only clouds we saw in 14 days. It even started to drizzle for a few seconds...
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-17
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the 3 'aiguilles' of the hand of fatma

Average Rating = 3.67/5 the 3 'aiguilles' of the hand of fatma

This is a picture taken from our base camp, in the backyard of Salvador's 'hacienda', with a sunset view over the 'hand of fatma'; from l to r - Kaga Pamari, Kaga Tondo, Wangel Debridu and Wanderdu.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
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the peaks of 'les aiguilles de garmi'

Average Rating = 3.62/5 the peaks of 'les aiguilles de garmi'

An overall view of the 5 peaks of the 'aiguilles de garmi'. Kaga Pamari, Kaga Tondo, Wangel Debridu, Wanderdu and Suri Tondo
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
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base camp in the village of Dhaari

Average Rating = 3.00/5 base camp in the village of Dhaari

We set up base camp in the backyard of Salvador's hacienda. Salvador Campillo is a spanish climber who married a local woman and earns his living by guiding in the pyrenees alps in summer. In winter he joins his wife in Dhaari and climbs Mali sandstone.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
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'Voie de raison' on Wanderdu

Average Rating = 2.29/5 'Voie de raison' on Wanderdu

Hermien and Chris on the first belay stance on the 'voie de raison' on Wanderdu. We lost our way in this ED- route and had to rappel back down.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
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wake-up call at the base of Kaga Tondo

Average Rating = 4.00/5 wake-up call at the base of Kaga Tondo

The morning of our arrival some local kids came to wake us up and laughed at those crazy white climbers;-)
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
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south pillar of Kaga Tondo

Average Rating = 3.27/5 south pillar of Kaga Tondo

This is a view at the very spectacular roof on the razor sharp south pillar of Kaga Tondo (vuelva vd. manana, 5.10d - A2)
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
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Paul on a new line on Wanderdu

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Paul on a new line on Wanderdu

Paul trying a new line on Wanderdu. We were very enthousiastic when we arrived...but managed to do only one pitch on this route:-))
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
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Night falling on Dhaari

Average Rating = 4.17/5 Night falling on Dhaari

The setting sun casts the shadow of the hand of fatma on the village of Dhaari and our base camp. This picture was taken from somewhere high on Kaga Tondo's north pillar. In the background you can see part of the Barkoussou and Hombori region.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
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Magnificent view on the Barkoussou range

Average Rating = 4.19/5 Magnificent view on the Barkoussou range

from l to r; Ouallam, Ouarni, the fallus-like Aguja de Kissim, Barkoussou, Kissim.
Submitted by: elcapske on 2002-03-14
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