Ascent of El Capitan in 1997-10

Climber: Jacek Czyz

Others in Party:Barbara Olesiewicz-Shelonzek
Date:October, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:El Capitan
    Elevation:7569 ft / 2307 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed The Sunkist with Barbara Olesiewicz-Shelonzek in 10 days, no fixed ropes. Start on Free Blast. Epic descent with no food to Tamarack. We were prepared for 7 days on the wall.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3300 ft / 1005 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3300 ft / 1005 m
    Grade/Class:VI 5.10 A3+
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Rock Climb, Aid Climb
    Gear Used:
Rope, Tent Camp, Bivouac
    Weather:Cold, Windy
after winter storm. Snow on top
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3300 ft / 1005 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3000 ft / 915 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m
    Loss on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Route:The Sunkist
    Start Trailhead:FreeBlast  4569 ft / 1392 m
    Time:10 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3000 ft / 914 m
    Route:Tamarack trail
    End Trailhead:4569 ft / 1392 m
    Time:2 Days 

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