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El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes

El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes

Daniel Duane
3.8/5 (33 ratings)
An unforgettable faceall 3,000 granite feet of it. El Capitan towers above California's Yosemite Valley, a sheer rock wall, seemingly insurmountable, and by far the most coveted rock climb on earth. El Capitan traces the mountain's unique history and recounts the vertical adventures had therefrom Warren Harding's 45-day siege in 1958 up through the recent speed climbs of under 5 hours. Critically acclaimed author Daniel Duane articulates how this massive wall can totally consume a person. Duane profiles the legends who have devoted themselves to El Capitan, including Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, and John Middendorf. Accompanied by 36 moody duotones, El Capitan captures the essence of big wall climbing.
Language
English
Pages
144
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Release
August 01, 2000
ISBN
0811824845
ISBN 13
9780811824842

El Capitan: Historic Feats and Radical Routes

Daniel Duane
3.8/5 (33 ratings)
An unforgettable faceall 3,000 granite feet of it. El Capitan towers above California's Yosemite Valley, a sheer rock wall, seemingly insurmountable, and by far the most coveted rock climb on earth. El Capitan traces the mountain's unique history and recounts the vertical adventures had therefrom Warren Harding's 45-day siege in 1958 up through the recent speed climbs of under 5 hours. Critically acclaimed author Daniel Duane articulates how this massive wall can totally consume a person. Duane profiles the legends who have devoted themselves to El Capitan, including Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, and John Middendorf. Accompanied by 36 moody duotones, El Capitan captures the essence of big wall climbing.
Language
English
Pages
144
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Release
August 01, 2000
ISBN
0811824845
ISBN 13
9780811824842

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