I freed the Salathe Wall in October 2005. An amazing girl I met on the top of El Cap while stashing gear, Cybele Blood, helped me out by belaying and jugging the wall with me and diving into the adventure.
Two weeks after I freed the Salathe, Cybele and I went back with my good friend Jimmy Chin to shoot photos on the route. As an afterthought, he grabbed a buddy’s small Sony handcam to take some video clips also. I just came across the old mini-DV tapes while cleaning out a file cabinet, and put together this video. Brings back some memories!
To read a story about this ascent, check out my first book High Infatuation: highinfatuation.com