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Oct 24, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: Rrrrr
This is what happens when you run out of bacon

Don't run out of bacon.
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
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Oct 24, 2012
Rock Climbing Photo: A grey fox skull wedged in a crack 100' up on a FA...
Buff Johnson wrote:
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Glenn Schuler
From Monument, Co.
Joined Jun 24, 2006
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Oct 24, 2012
glad they made it out ok, sounds kinda weird that one guy topped out and the other didn't. Seems like he could have jugged up the rope and gotten the heck out of dodge.

Two rock climbers began ascending a climbing route, known as the Muir Wall, on El Capitan on Monday, October 14, 2012. The party was due to reach the top of the climb on Sunday night, October 21, just before a large storm, with several inches of snow, was predicted. The lead climber, a 24-year old male from Ontario, Canada, reached the summit just before midnight on Sunday night. The second climber, a 40-year old male from British Columbia, Canada, was forced to spend the night approximately 230 feet below the summit due to impending bad weather and a stuck climbing rope.

says the rope was stuck but sounds weird. Maybe someone who knows more will chime in.
John D
Joined Nov 24, 2010
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Oct 24, 2012
Yeah, I'm with John. I'm guessing their "stuck rope" had something to do with hauling their gear- but personally, if there were a huge snowstorm coming my way I'd be way more worried about myself than my gear, and I would probably leave it and come back later. michaeltarne
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