The nose of El Cap from the east. The route is around the corner.
Preparing gear in El Cap Meadows.
The very, very, very long dihedral that gives the route its name and which constitutes the first third of the climb.
In the dihedral.
More dihedral climbing.
Still in the dihedral
Looking across the Valley to Cathedral Rocks.
A comfy bivy.
More overhead piton work (back in the days of pitons)
Finally, a ledge - Day 4.
Awkward is the best thing one can say for this type of climbing.
The only thing more fun than an overhanging leaning dihedral is a wet overhanging leaning dihedral.
Home sweet home for a night.
Trying to put my shoes on in the morning.
Looking across the valley at the Cathedral Rocks.
Thanksgiving Ledge, the only comfortable spot on the climb. Day 7, and finally a good night's sleep.
Looking back along TG Ledge
The final few pitches let up.
Near the top the angle drops back to the point that the bags cannot be hauled. This is not good.
Summit - me and Kim.
Miroslav Schmidt joins us for a summit shot. He was soloing the route ahead of us, and we joined forces on the final day.
Looking back at the Nose from the East Ledges descent route.
A few raps from the East Ledges get one to the ground.
The route goes up the second big shadow left of the nose.