El Cap then El Nap

Over the Juneteenth weekend in 2022, my wonderful friend Cathie and I climbed the Nose of El Capitan! It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. We collaborated on a long, detailed writeup about the experience based on our email updates to friends and family, a powerpoint presentation I gave at work afterwards, and our collective memory.

You can read the writeup here, Cathie is much more eloquent than me :):

Here’s some fresh photos from the experience:

Questing up perfect granite cracks
Sleeping on the wall, thousands of feet above the valley floor
Tasty tasty calories on the ledges
Full crazy eyes after leading the infamous chimney behind the Texas Flake

Ledge lounging. Don’t be deceived, we spent very little time lounging….
Very happy gals at the top!

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