Climbing El Capitan (Three Photos / by Dave Hileman

There were several people ascending El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. I was not one of them. Proof is that I am here typing this on Friday. These two were interesting to watch as they prepared for the climb that day. Most of the climbers spend nights on the cliff. I have a photo of one of those tents I will get to next week. With a story!

 Red Shirt is below, with his companion above in the crease.

Red Shirt is below, with his companion above in the crease.

 Detail of red shirt, I would not be looking down.

Detail of red shirt, I would not be looking down.

 For reference, these two are near the dark slash mid-mountain on the sun  side. 

For reference, these two are near the dark slash mid-mountain on the sun  side.