Ben Lepesant

Route Log

  1. Sep 23, 2013 El Nino, El Capitan Southeast Face w/ jorg. 3.5 days
    el cap free climbing is even better than i thought. the dolphin chimney is the shiiiit.
  2. Sep 19, 2013 The Nose, El Capitan w/ max d, jorg v. 14h:30mins
    good fun. double ropes and a tag line to haul with .. lots of rope clusters.
  3. 2012
  4. Sep 14, 2012 Native Son, El Capitan Southeast Face w/ Ben D. 3.5 days
    genius first ascentionists. best aid climbing i've done on el cap. especially pitches 1-7.
  5. 2011
  6. Sep 2011 Zodiac, El Capitan Southeast Face w/ Danny. 23hours
    started nicely, but slowed down considerably. last 3 pitches took about 5 or 6 hours, I think. Danny's second el cap route after lurking fear. fun.
  7. Sep 2011 Tangerine Trip, El Capitan Southeast Face w/ Paul. 21h:50mins
    fun. w/ direct start. first el cap climb without bivy. shortfixing is nice. good position throughout.
  8. Aug 24, 2011 Tangerine Trip, El Capitan Southeast Face w/ Jacques. 3 days
    did the first 6 pitches of Lost in America, then onto the 8. anchor of the trip. could be called "lost in the trip" , and has been done before. LiA has a lot of fixed gear. Tangerine America sometime, I hope.
  9. Aug 13, 2011 Tribal Rite, El Capitan Southeast Face w/ Jacques. 5 days
    most fun wall by far. ledges, straighforward, fun climbing, best views, best position. dawn wall start
  10. 2010
  11. Aug 2010 Muir Wall, El Capitan Southwest Face w/ W.P.. 5 days
    more than 95 degrees every day on the wall. ran low on water pretty quick. epic on the last three days. probably the gnarliest time on el cap i've had. thank god the climbing wasn't too bad. it's still fairly long and time-consuming though.
  12. Aug 2010 Never Never Land, El Capitan Southwest Face w/ Jacques Lepesant. 4 days
    on pitch 12 the free rating of 5.9 did not seem correct. at least, not right after the penji. also on pitch 18 there is a pretty scary loose block. in 2010 it seemed quite close to coming out. you have to move around it. Still I think this pitch is mor like A2. it's not where it says loose on the topo, but where it says A3 for the first time,at that nose. this topo is much better than the supertopo one.
  13. 2008
  14. Aug 2008 The Nose, El Capitan w/ W.P.. 3 days
    best climb ever. 95+ degrees everyday, some suffering for sure. but the history, the climbing, the line and the position are the best.

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