Beauty Of Climbing In Yosemite National Park

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Beauty of Climbing

“ In the early days, you noticed El Cap, but we didn’t pay much attention to it because it was kinda quote unquote out of the question.” - Royal Robbins

A climber said this meaning there are things impossible to climb but if you dedicate enough time and effort, you can do it. This was said by the first person to team and climb the west face and Salathe wall of El Capitan. This shows any climber can do anything, you just have to work.

No matter how much or how little skill a rock climber has, climbing in Yosemite National Park can give some amazing views, stories, a feel of the history. But to have these experiences the climber must know climbing types.

In climbing there are 3 main types of climbing including sport,
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There are climbers like Dean Potter, TM Herbert, and Alex Honnold, Royal Robbins, Tommy Caldwell, and Kevin Jorgeson. Dean Potter is known for free-soloing, base jumping, ascent’s, speed ascent’s. But sadly he died recently in a base jumping incident where he flew into a cliff with his buddy who also died. TM Hebert and Royal Robbins reengineered rock climbing in Yosemite by making the first ascents up (the) certain face(s) of Washington Column, Half Dome, and the notorious El Cap. Alex Honnold is notorious for scaling El Cap’s nose in 2½ hours. He also scaled Yosemite Triple Crown in 18 hours and 50 minutes. Then Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free climbed the Dawn wall which was the first time this had ever happened. It was deemed impossible to do, yet it was completed. But there are still so many challenges not yet completed in Yosemite. There is so much to climb, it is just beautiful. So many people go hiking and see this beauty, but when you rock climb for days at a time to get to a spot that takes 8 hours to hike too. It is exhilarating to know you can do what what others don’t dare. But along with this excitement, people that want to experience this and don’t train are a
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