the Mecca of big wall climbers in North America, located in Yosemite Valley, 300 kilometers East of San Francisco. There, the El Capitan, with its 1000-Meter granite wall of Yosemite National Park, one of the most attractive travel protrudes destinations on the West coast of the United States, vertically upwards. Of the valley dominant mountain for generations, the climbing elite from all over the world. Of the 70 different routes, lead by “El Cap,” as the granite giant is also known.
All routes are valid and in alpinist circles as a very difficult. The most well-known Tour takes you over the South rim: “The Nose” was celebrated in 1958 by Warren Harding, Wayne Merry and George Whitmore in 47 days of Climbing first, with great use of technical AIDS such as bolts and ladders.
as of the end of the 1970s, a kind of counter-movement: the Free-Climbing, a new philosophy of climbing was on the flanks of the mountain. Rope and hook may only serve for the security and not as a help in the Rock. Without technical AIDS, The Nose was defeated for the first time from the Climber Lynn Hill in 1993.
A climbing record chases the next
For decades, the Best measure among the climbers of this mountain, with its iron solid granite walls. Including the brothers Alexander and Thomas Huber from Germany, which set a speed record set up. For the Route Zodiac, for which normally three days with bivouac in hammocks are estimated to be needed by the Huber brothers in 2004, just one hour and 51 minutes.
The speed record for the South rim is at the Moment, in two hours and 32 minutes, however, using fixed ropes and ladders. As the “Huberbuam”, 2006, on this Route, filming the film’s Director Pepe Danquart – for the award-winning documentary film “On the Limit”.
Recently climbed to a Three-rope team, with a particular Luggage about the South rim to the summit. Two eight-kilogram camera backpacks you had to complete the Route with a 360-degree document images.
On the following pages of photos showing dizzying moments of ascent from the interactive App is free for Tablets and Smartphones. It is available for both Apple and Android devices available, including a 3D Animation.
topics in this article, Yosemite national Park, California Climbing
Adorable room service: A Hotel guests sparkling wine and a puppy brings to your room
star journey of the worlds
Sicily in the spring with flight and half Board from € 899,-
Huge natural spectacle – a huge waterspout swirls over the lake Constance
Why you should in the Wilderness, no stones stack
Hallstatt in Austria
Idyllic mountain village is overrun by Chinese tourists – the reason
indicative is absurd fixed to the Terminal 2 of the BER: “It is not a Cathedral of transport”
Romantic city trip
This is the most beautiful half-timbered towns in Germany
woman dies on the way to the famous Bus from the movie “Into the Wild”
Berlin Brandenburg airport
Seven years after the proposed opening: At the airport ABOUT technology start-samples
the most beautiful beaches of the North sea and the Baltic sea – and some of them are almost empty of people
the report of the week
the taking of hostages in 1977
From Mogadishu to the Museum: The infinitely long journey of the “Landshut”
By Till Bartels 40 new Levels of Mahjong – free to play! Play