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Yosemite Autumn 2000

Martin leading the first pitch, West Face of Leaning Tower.

Martin belaying below the Evil Tree Roof, Leaning Tower.

Rick in the Ahwahnee Hotel carpark, en route for The Prow on Washington Column.

Martin on the walk-up to The Prow.

Cold canned ravioli, anyone? Rick bivying at Tapir Terrace on The Prow.

Martin leads the last pitch on The Prow, Washington Column, with Half Dome in the background.

Rick and Martin at the top of Washington Column.

Big wall hands.

Rick leading a straight, clean crack on Lurking Fear, El Capitan.

Rick traversing on skyhooks on pitch 7 of Lurking Fear.

Further out on the traverse on pitch 7 of Lurking Fear.

Looking back at Martin at what was to be our first bivy site on Lurking Fear, at the top of pitch 6.

Rick on top of El Capitan after climbing Lurking Fear.

Martin high on the East Buttress of El Capitan.

Photos by Rick McGregor and Martin Morell, all rights reserved.
Updated 2012-07-29, rmcgregor*