Argosy Magazine article about the Nose first ascent.
Argosy Magazine article about the Climb.
Stovelegs Letter 1
Stovelegs Letter 2
Stovelegs Letter 3
Notes From FA
Notes dropped in tin cans by the FA Team
Notes dropped in tin cans by the FA Team 2
Notes dropped in tin cans by the FA Team 3
Bill "Dolt" Feuerer
Dolt in Camp 4. Note the umbrella clipped to his waist.
Dolt on an early attempt of the Nose of El Capitan in 1957. Dolt designed and fabricated much of the equipment used on the Nose. Photo by Al Steck.
Dolt, circa late 1950's. Glen Denny and Jerry Gallwas corrected me in identifying Dolt. I had thought it was Mark Powell because he was known for wearing a similar hat. Apparently this hat style was popular in the late "50's.
Mark Powell and Warren Harding in Camp 4, 1957. Note the similar hat.
The creation of Bill "Dolt" Feurer. The Doltcart was retired after Dolt Tower during the first ascent of the Nose of El Capitan and was never used again. It was pulled up with the use of a capstan.
Harding and Powell rappelling off the Nose of El Capitan during the first effort on the first ascent in 1957. Photo by Bill "Dolt" Feuerer.