Kristoffer Szilas

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Expedition Reports

Yosemite Big Walls

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 6:50 PM

My blog wasn’t updated recently, because I haven’t been in the mountains for a while. Since I climbed Fitz Roy a lot has changed in my life. First I moved to California to pursue research at Stanford University, which is obviously very time-consuming. On top of that I became a father and need to spend as much time with my wife and son as I can, when I’m not working. However, I live a short drive from the granite walls of Yosemite National Park, so my focus in climbing has naturally shifted from mountains to big walls.

 

I’m very fortunate that the Danish distributor Scanlico has chosen to support my big wall ambitions by supplying me with climbing gear from Petzl and ropes from Beal. Both of these brands represent the top quality in climbing and nothing boosts confidence more than a Beal ‘Apollo’ rope on a big wall, where your life literally depends on it:


(Beal rope in action on El Capitan)


Here are a few photos from some recent adventures in Yosemite:


(David following a traverse)



(Jumaring on a Beal ‘Apollo’ rope)



(Haulbag with all of our food and water for the next few days on the wall)



(Me leading a pitch on El Capitan ©Tom Evans)



(Huge exposure on El Capitan ©Tom Evans)



BIG THANKS TO:






 

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