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Alcove swing conditions


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Nick Lozica · · Berkeley, CA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0

is the swing up or will it be up by April 5

blueblocr · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 0

Tony Lobay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 443

Are we doing Alcove Swing threads again? Oh I hope so. 

I'll start: I've been up there once, but some grumpy-pants had cut it down. Apparently El Cap is serious business, not for having fun. Props to whoever puts it back up.

Who's next?

Nick Lozica · · Berkeley, CA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0
Tony Lobay wrote:

Are we doing Alcove Swing threads again? Oh I hope so. 

I'll start: I've been up there once, but some grumpy-pants had cut it down. Apparently El Cap is serious business, not for having fun. Props to whoever puts it back up.

Who's next?

It always comes down during winter. Bummer

Madeline Farmer · · Detroit, MI · Joined May 2016 · Points: 0

This is going to sound ridiculous but where is the swing? I’ve only been up on and over by Freerider. Curious where it is/how to access

Kevin Pula · · Denver · Joined May 2012 · Points: 20
Madeline Farmer 1 wrote:

This is going to sound ridiculous but where is the swing? I’ve only been up on and over by Freerider. Curious where it is/how to access

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/114198271/fake-beta-secret-spots-for-locals-only


Watch out, I heard El Cap is "locals only"!

Tony Lobay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 443

South Seas Alcove: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf5t9j96sNE

But really, you want to check out the Porch Swing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WNgmHShonA


Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
Tony Lobay wrote:

Are we doing Alcove Swing threads again? Oh I hope so. 

I'll start: I've been up there once, but some grumpy-pants had cut it down. Apparently El Cap is serious business, not for having fun. Props to whoever puts it back up.

Who's next?

Nick Lozica wrote:

It always comes down during winter. Bummer

Bring your spare ropes and aid gear and put it up yourself if you want the amusement park ride so badly.

Ammo · · Denver, CO · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 0

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OhFiSJb6dtA

A little vid I made a few years ago of rescuing the alcove swing then swinging on it. The alcove swing is awesome!!

Mydans · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 70

The porch swing is way more fun and way less crowded. (but a much longer hike) The lead out of the alcove is pretty stout for C3 in my opinion.

Bryan Hains · · Redwood CIty, CA · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 20

NPS staff chopped the swing in the Fall and reportedly will keep cutting it down as they consider it leaving gear behind. Not worth it. 

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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