Youngest teams on Big Walls : LUSENET : Mountaineering : One Thread

What is the youngest team to do a big wall in yosemite. My Partner and i are going to do The South Face on Washington Column In a year and we are both 14. I cant find anything on world records.

P.s. I've been climbing 5 1/2 years

-- Ben Baker (, May 26, 1999


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Chris McNamara climbed El Cap at 13 with a partner aged 16. They might have done an easier wall before.

-- Quang-Tuan Luong (, May 26, 1999.

Ben, The youngest team i've heard of is 13 and 16. Thats the same team Tuan mentioned. I also heard of a guy named Burt soloing the Zodiac when he was 13. Hope this helps.

happy climbing brian

-- Brian (, May 28, 1999.

Ben, I just remembered that while I was in Yosemite some lady told me that the youngest person to climb el cap was a 9 years old. He was from spain or france or something like that. I dont remember what route he did...his dad did it with him....thats all i can remember. Hope this helps.

happy climbing Brian

-- Brian (, June 02, 1999.

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