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We survived the Zodiac Killer!

   So after me and jaysen did the nose we both were addicted to el cap. neither of us had done c3 or ever used a hammer for beaks and such... so what better to do then zodiac! there was great weather (even used my down jacket a couple of times) and no crowds so it was smooth sailen! we took out 5 useless heads that were less then 2 inches away from bomb C1 placements. we decided to flip a coin on the ground and swap leads from there and off I went on the first pitch!

not so inspiring for a first peice
not so inspiring for a first peice
Credit: whitemeat say good by to the ground!
say good by to the ground!
Credit: whitemeat me on the first pitch.
me on the first pitch.
Credit: whitemeat jaysen jugging pitch 1
jaysen jugging pitch 1
Credit: whitemeat jaysen flyen through that traverse!
jaysen flyen through that traverse!
Credit: whitemeat me haven a rather relax belay sesh on dead bird ledge!
me haven a rather relax belay sesh on dead bird ledge!
Credit: whitemeat if anyone wants this sucker its theres, someone left it stuck in a cra...
if anyone wants this sucker its theres, someone left it stuck in a crack and I just lost patience.
Credit: whitemeat me leaden around pitch 4?
me leaden around pitch 4?
Credit: whitemeat the black tower is said to be rather "hardcore" but it was filled with...
the black tower is said to be rather "hardcore" but it was filled with fixed beaks.
Credit: whitemeat guide tennies up high!
guide tennies up high!
Credit: whitemeat a strange fire caused smoke in the valley.
a strange fire caused smoke in the valley.
Credit: whitemeat the grey circle ahead!
the grey circle ahead!
Credit: whitemeat

 

jaysen leading into some scary places!
jaysen leading into some scary places!
Credit: whitemeat me above the flying buttress! best pitch Iv ever lead!
me above the flying buttress! best pitch Iv ever lead!
Credit: whitemeat jaysen on the nipple pitch, GO JAYSEN!
jaysen on the nipple pitch, GO JAYSEN!
Credit: whitemeat getting farther on the nipple!
getting farther on the nipple!
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jaysen is seeming to get the hang of these little guys!
jaysen is seeming to get the hang of these little guys!
Credit: whitemeat the grey circle aint grey, its green!
the grey circle aint grey, its green!
Credit: whitemeat Credit: whitemeat the nose!
the nose!
Credit: whitemeat the seas of granite
the seas of granite
Credit: whitemeat the devils brow
the devils brow
Credit: whitemeat have fun on that jaysen! hahaha
have fun on that jaysen! hahaha
Credit: whitemeat Credit: whitemeat wana be pancake flake
wana be pancake flake
Credit: whitemeat me looking back at jaysen while leading the second to last pitch
me looking back at jaysen while leading the second to last pitch
Credit: whitemeat Credit: whitemeat we are SO CLOSE!
we are SO CLOSE!
Credit: whitemeat stoked to be on top!
stoked to be on top!
Credit: whitemeat best top out on el cap baby! well I only have 1 to compare it to!
best top out on el cap baby! well I only have 1 to compare it to!
Credit: whitemeat


special thanks to Erik Sloan for letting us use his gear and feeding us some high quality snacks when we made it down and looking out for us when we were up there!

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2013-07