Awesome Climbing Stories

Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl made a rare free ascent of Magic Mushroom (VI 5.14a, 2,900') on El Capitan, topping out on December 10 after an 11-day push from the ground. With nine pitches of 5.12, nine pitches of 5.13 and two pitches of 5.14a, and much of the difficulty concentrated on the top half of the route, Magic Mushroom is considered one of the harder free lines on El Cap.

Not only do I love climbing stories like these, but the pictures are freaking amazing!! I need to get back to the Valley soon.

Freeing Magic Mushroom on El Cap