Hey everyone! It’s #failtasticfriday! Join in!
@mersendyclimberson and @tradprincess came up with a great idea to post photos on Friday of failing on climbs. All aboard the #strugglebarge
Here’s some photos of me riding the pigs while bailing from pitch 23 of my solo attempt at the Muir Wall on El Cap a few years ago. This was day 9 of my attempt. I had 3.5 gallons of water pop in my haul bag and drain out the bottom on day 4, so I started rationing water super hard. I got mega-dehydrated and didn’t pee for two days. The only thing I could eat during those two days without dry heaving was fruit snacks. What finally made me decide to bail were persistent bouts of severe vertigo that would last for up to an hour and were pretty incapacitating. It took two days to send the bail successfully. When I got down I weighed myself after I rehydrated and I had lost 15lbs in the 9 days on the wall. Tom Evans awarded me the coveted Bail Of the Season in the El Cap Report. What a grand fail!