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Didder firing it
« on: August 11, 2011, 08:07:54 pm »
No pics yet, but the dude must be casual cuz he just fired a text off from his solo "leading the nipple pitch now"


Sorry mang had to post up. Keeps the stoke going.


Send it!

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 10:19:52 pm »

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 08:46:39 am »
Way to go my man! A true picture of tenacity and pure determination. Apparently Didder's new nickname is the vampire due to his penchant for long nights on lead. Looking forward to reading the trip report...

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 10:06:03 am »
The man has no sense of reason, right or wrong. He just climbs without stopping until it's over, bullying every route into submission.

Didder rocks!
Say no to limbers, excavators and retro-bolters. No matter how much he smiles.

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 10:10:53 am »
Did he do it in a day?

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011, 04:00:39 pm »
I soloed Zod in mid august.

Not the smartest thing I've ever done...

Good luck Didder!

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 05:51:02 pm »
Oh sheesh... no not even close to in a day. It took me 5 long days and because I am so damn slow long days they were. I had no false expectations that I would be up there for at least 5 days but that's cool I just wanted to do the climb for myself and prove that I had what it took. Cheyne recently soloed the route in like 19 hours (unreal). Basically I just kept plowing along and didn't do it for anyone else but myself. It was challenging mentally and physically but my mantra was as long as I keep moving eventually I will get to the top. I really enjoy the wall experience for how deep it can take you and how much you can learn about yourself. I didn't take too many pics or video but I will try and post something up soon. A HUGE THANK YOU TO MUNGE for meeting me on top and helping me carry all my kit down.

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 06:10:02 pm »
Didder, IMHO, you only have so many days in your life, so anything you can do to spend MORE days doing what you love, is what you should do.

Good work!

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 07:38:56 pm »
El Cap soloist alert....

Nice work, man!
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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 09:36:14 pm »
Nicely done, Didder. Sounds like you had the formula for success, too.
"Just hang in there, & keep moving". Congrats, man.

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2011, 12:39:29 pm »
Congrats buddy. An experience nobody can ever take away from you!

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 10:13:24 pm »

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 10:23:53 am »
Congrats on joining The Club!  [assuming it was your first El Cap solo]   And if not, congrats anyway!
Dr. Piton says, "There is always a Better Way!"

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 10:49:23 am »
Cool photo, Munge.

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2011, 11:54:12 am »
thx Mark. unfortunately every time I would lean out (on a precariously large block it turns out) to take a photo Brant would lean back into the crack. Same when I shot looking straight down, but at least there I was clipped in.

the edge of that top is amazing. I can see why folks like topping out on that side.

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2011, 11:56:24 am »
Some guys on Zod took a similar shot of me on ZM, it's sort of a "where is waldo" kind of shot.

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Re: Didder firing it
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2011, 12:23:16 am »
Cool shot thanks Munge.

Yes Pete this was my El Cap solo cherry bust...  thanks again everyone for the congrats... hope to keep it rolling.