Welcome to John's Nose-in-a-Day Page
The Goal of a Lifetime
I can't say exactly why I think this would be the ultimate rock climb, but I'm
strongly driven to do it... someday. Meanwhile I'm fumbling about, trying
to get better at leading 5.9 cracks. Maybe some day that'll be 5.10 cracks!
I've always been into long days with lots of pitches, so a goal like this
Ok, on to the good stuff...
the word from the Deuce (John Middendorf) on doing the NiaD.
He recommends you get proficient at cruising mid-5.11 crack to put up a
10 hour time on the Nose; I'm thinking more like mid-5.10 crack and
a 20-hour ascent.
- You can read accounts of the first ascent of the NiaD:
one by Billy Westbay
which appeared in the awesome photo book "Yosemite Climber" by George
Meyers. And another
account by John Long which appeared in the
June/July 1991 issue of Climbing magazine.
- An on-line
account by Jim Bridwell
can be found on the ICS web site.
- History and Records involving the
Nose can be found here.
- Here's a
of the Nose. Or if you actually prefer a
Chris Mac has just what you need!
- Historic picture of Westbay, Bridwell,
and Long after the first one day ascent of the Nose in 1975.
- Here is a
video of Bill Wright and Tom Karpeichik doing the Nose-in-a-Day in June
2002. (Note: I haven't been able to get this video to work under Windows XP
with Quicktime 6, though it does work under Windows 2000.)
Here it is: the largest collection of Nose Trip Reports in the world! :)
This is a list of every Trip Report about the Nose which I could find.
These are (unfortunately) not one-day ascents, but still fun reading.
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