Steck-Salathe

Jun 19th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 6:28 pm

The plan was to do it in a day.

We left the apartment at 4:30am on Tuesday and got back at 3:00pm on Wednesday.

From the route description on Mountain Project:

The Steck-Salathe truly deserves its status as one of the “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America”. Everything from the climbing itself to the many stories of adventure had on the north face of the Sentinel makes this climb a must-do for any aspiring Valley climber — if not a route to be repeated again and again, it certainly should at least be seen as a rite of passage. The climb’s reputation for being long, wide, and physical is well deserved, but the quality of that climbing, the position one achieves, and the overall sense of adventure the route offers should not be understated.

Big ups to my roommate and friend Stewart Williams for being such a baller.

Hiking In Ramp Approach El Cap and Cathedral Rock View IMG_1461 Stewart Following To the Narrows Face Climbing Narrows Morning Bivy Spot After Narrows Chimney Yosemite Falls Stewart on Summit Spring Water Sentinel

7 Comments »

  1. PRETTY CRAZY BROOOOOOOO

    Comment by Davy — June 19, 2014 @ 9:37 pm
  2. Scary

    Comment by Christy — June 20, 2014 @ 5:52 am
  3. 7 hours on a rock cliff. Really!! It looks like you cheated death. Badass but kinda crazy. And definitely scary. Summer is just beginning….

    Comment by Hilary — June 20, 2014 @ 7:28 am
  4. Hilary you know I love you I wish you would stop talking about death. It is like every time someone gets behind a steering wheel and they get reminded that they could die.

    What is interesting about climbing stuff like this is that if you know what you are doing it is much safer than it looks/feels. The technology of modern climbing gear is incredible. If we were climbing this in 1960 that would be another story.

    Comment by Michael Sulock — June 20, 2014 @ 9:14 am
  5. Alright, climb on. I’ll keep my death comments to myself. I’ll save my rebuttal comments for when we talk next:)

    Comment by Hilary — June 20, 2014 @ 10:22 am
  6. DUDER WHAT THE HOOEY

    NEXT TIME GET A ROOM AT THE HOLIDAY INN

    Comment by Rebecca — June 20, 2014 @ 9:46 pm
  7. THE MAN CLIMBS IN JEANS. ITS SAFE.

    Comment by Busy S — June 21, 2014 @ 1:25 pm

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