B U L L E T I N…B U L L E T I N…B U L L E T I N Fatality on El Cap

One person died, another was injured when a rockfall occurred at El Captain. It happened this afternoon.  If you’re kinda familiar with El Cap…the rocks fell near the Horsetail fall area.   Specifically, the “Waterfall Route.”
this is on the East Buttress. This is the area where Horsetail Fall flows in winter and spring conditions.   Early reports say the broken slab was about 100 sq ft .  Over 30 climbers are somewhere on the rock face.  The white area shown is where it detached. 
No other details.

Approximate path of Waterfall Route

El Capitan at Yosemite

El Capitan at Yosemite

Carpe Diem!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Condolences to the friends and families.” 
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Half Dome TShirts Go On Sale Until End of Season

My design of “I made it to the top: Half Dome,” TShirts are now on sale. It will end the day the cables come down. This year, it’s October 12.

I’ll pay the shipping and sales tax – a decent savings.

If you’ve done the hike this summer and saw the limp TShirts the park sells, you’ll really like these. It’s the only shirt with the view of the cables. Only one! That’s what we  hike – NOT the face.

You’ll love the skeleton hiker – grinning with sweat running off him – just like we feel after 7-miles and a mile vertical! 

If you’re only doing the hike once, it’s a great souvenir. What a neat Christmas idea for your buddies.  Many have bought one, rolled it up and put it on when the got to the top.

If you are hoping to get a permit for 2019, the Shirts are a super motivator. Tack it to your wall and look at it before you do your training hikes.

These are not flea market quality. They are 4-color, 4.5-ounce, 100% ring spun soft combed tubular cotton, with shoulder-to-shoulder tape. Double-needle stitching on the sleeve and bottom hem. They are ink printed – not cheaper heat transfer!

After this sale, they go back to regular price.

All the details are on the STORE page. Operators are standing by.  The first 500 to book and order with get a round of applause and a tip of the hat. 

Carpe Diem!!   Seize the day.


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Climbing accident – Possible fatality on Yosemite’s Cathedral Peak


Yosemite’s Cathedral peak

Cathedral Peak is visible from many vantage points in Yosemite. It’s about 10,000 ft elevation and gnarly. It rises about 1,000 ft. John Muir, got to the top on Sep 7, 1869.
On August 29, a woman was reported climbing the Southeast buttress when a block of granite from higher on the route came off and hit her.
Upon emergency notification, YOSAR sent a helicopter. It’s reported she was conscious, but became unresponsive. Other climbers did CPR prior to evacuation.
Nothing known beyond that.
Carpe Diem!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Long you live and high you fly  and smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry. And all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” – Pink Floyd
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