Mazama Mountaineering Center 527 SE 43rd Avenue Portland, OR 97215
This clinic was previously held with great attendance through the Mazamas Clinics & Special Presentations. It was a full house, packed with great information and very well received. Mark will be back from another season of winter & spring climbing fresh to tell tales and share tips about his latest sessions on the big stone climbing some serious El Cap routes in Yosemite.
If you have already embarked on your path to big wall climbing, have a few or many ascents or are just about to open that door but have a good idea of the logistics involved then you might want to join big wall master Mark Hudon for an evening of big wall tribal knowledge.
Topics to be discussed and/or demonstrated include:
Advanced hauling and docking Solo bag movement Packing a haul bag Nice to have extras and specialized tools Unique/uncommon gear placements Cheaters Efficient leading and following Fast belay setups Communication or lack of Preferred aiders and ascender setup Big wall racking Fast ascending/following Portaledge setup Faster transitions
About Mark Hudon Mark Hudon first climbed El Capitan in 1974 when he was 18 years old. Over the next 6 years Mark would climb El Cap 8 more times by a number of different routes such as the Mescalito, Magic Mushroom, New Dawn and the Zodiac, not to mention nearly free ascents of the Salalthe Wall and The Nose. In 2009 Mark was bitten by the big wall bug again and lead The Nose route in a 15.5 hr push. The next spring he soloed Grape Race to Tribal Rite in 11 days and has done 15 routes since, including two more solos. With various partners Mark knocked out six El Cap routes last year including Tempest, A4+ and Genesis A4+