Yosemite - LINK UPS!
Possibly the most famous of link ups in the valley was John Bachar and Peter Croft's ascent of The Nose route on El Capitan and their same day ascent of The North West Regular route on Half Dome! In 1986? Since then only ten other parties and two individuals have matched that feat and it was nearly 9 years after their ascent that a team first repeated their feat. In chronological order: Peter Coward and Joe Terravecchia, Greg Murphy and Chandlee Harrel, Nancy Feagin and Hans Florine, Dean Potter and Timmy O'Neil(plus sentinel), Jared Ogden and Rob Miller, Micah Dash and Nils Davis, Dean and Timmy(plus Watkins), Peter Coward and Hans, Dean FREE CLIMBING Free Rider and RNWF, Rossano Boscarino and Hans, Doug Englekirk and Kevin Sesler, Sean Leary and Leo Holding FREE CLIMBING Free Rider and RNWF, Jason Wells and Tim Klein, Colin Haley and Dave Turner, Freddie Wilkensin and Greg Laniewki, Alex Honnold and Sean Leary free RNWF and Salathe, Aaron Jones and Hayden Kennedy, Scott from SAR and partner.
Dean Potter and Hans Florine have solo-climbed the two routes in a day.
Doug Englekirk and Kevin Sesler, Sean Leary and Leo Holding FREE CLIMBING Free Rider and RNWF, Jason Wells and Tim Klein, Freddie Wilkensin and Greg Laniewki, all in spring 2008
Dean Potter FREE climbed the Regular Route on Half Dome and then FREE climbed Free Rider on El Cap in a day! Dean had a different partner on each stone. 2003
Loobster ( Lou Lorber) ran up Half Dome, El Cap (via the Falls Trail), and Glacier Point (via the Four Mile Trail) in something like 15 hours. This is 45 miles and 17,000 vertical feet. 1999?
June 23, 2000 : Bill Wright and John Black climbed the East Buttress of ElCap and Snake Dike on Half Dome in 15 hours car to car. Possibly the first time both have been free climbed in a day.
Catra Corbett ran to the top of Half Dome then Half Dome to the top of Clouds rest back to the top Half
Dome then back to Curry Village in 8:45 on June 14th.
Tim ONeill and Dean Potter climbed The Reg on Half Dome, then Mt Watkins, then climbed the Nose of El Capitan in 24 hours!
Peter Coward and Jim Herson climbed the Salathe on El Capitan THEN went and climbed the NW Regular route on Half Dome, all IAD. Jim used no aiders or jugs during that day!
Tim ONeill and Dean Potter climbed The Reg on Half Dome, then soloed the Steck Salathe on Sentinel, then climbed the Nose of El Capitan in 21 hours!
Steve Schneider FREE CLIMBED: The Rostrum, (roof finish), the West Face of El Capitan, and Astroman in 23 hours and 41 minutes.( Steve lead every pitch- no falls!)
Jimmy Haden and "Stanley" climbed the Chounard/Herbert and the Steck/Salathe route on Sentinel in a day - ONSIGHT!
Dave Shultz and Peter Croft climbed The Salathe and The Nose Route on El Capitan in 18 hours! Jim Herson and Chandlee Harrel climbed The Salathe and The Nose Route on El Capitan in 26.5 hours!
Steve Schneider and Hans Florine climbed The Nose, Lurking Fear, and the West Face route on El Capitan in 23:30 hours! ( they rapped fixed lines on Lurking Fear to speed up their descents)
Russ Mcbride climbed the West Face of El Capitan with a partner, then went and soloed the Snake Dike route on Half Dome in 24 hours!
Greg Murphy climbed North butress of Middle Cathedral, the North East butress of Higher Cathedral rock, and the Kor Beck route and Middle Cathedral all in a day, free SOLO!
Andres Puhvel and Hans Florine climbed The Regular NW Face on Half Dome and The West Face of El Cap in 24 hours!
Steve Schneider and Hans Florine climbed The Nose of El Capitan and the Steck/Salathe in 24 hours!
Peter Croft and Dave Shultz FREE CLIMBED the Rostrum, Crucifix, West Face, and went up a few pitches on Astroman in 24 hours.
Peter Coward and Hans Florine climbed Lower Cathedral Spire, (via S BY SW,5.11), Higher Cathedral Spire, (via Regular route), and Middle Cathedral, (via the East Buttress,5.10) in 9 hours and 33 minutes from car back to car. May 99
Greg Murphy and Hans Florine climbed Lower Cathedral Spire, (via S BY SW,5.11), Higher Cathedral Spire, (via Regular route), Upper Cathedral Rock, (via NEB), and Middle Cathedral, (via the East Buttress,5.10) in 10 hours and 35 minutes from car to car. May 99
Chandlee Harrrel and Greg Murphy climbed "3/4 of a dome in a day". They climbed the Regular Route on 1/4 Dome and The Regular NW Face Route on Half Dome in a day!
Peter Coward and Hans Florine climbed the Regular North West route in 3 hours 42 minutes, THEN, within the same 24 hours, climbed the Direct North West route in 12 hours and 23 minutes. Both were the record times for the individual routes at the time. First time Half Dome had been done twice in a day, via Grade IV+ routes.
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