A letter written by Tom Rohrer describing his retrieval of a Stoveleg piton that had been dropped in a crack on the Folly.
Aluminum angle from the Nose first ascent Donated by George Whitmore.
Batso Statue at Mill Creek
Capstan with Warren Harding prusiking loads up in the background. The capstan was used to haul the Doltcart laden with supplies up to Dolt Tower.
Mark Powell leading the Stoveleg cracks in 1957 during the first effort.
Copy of Batso Drawing by Sheridan Anderson
Copy of Envelope
Copy of Letter to Rich Calderwood
Copy of NPS letter 1
Copy of NPS letter 2
Copy of NPS response 1
Copy of NPS response 2
Letter written by Warren Harding to Rich Calderwood with directions to a party.
Party Directions 2
ElCap Stamp 1934
Fresno Bee Article
Warren Harding portrait
Warren Harding signing the El Capitan summit register after the first ascent. November 12, 1958.
Harding Nose Chronology
Harding and Robbins
Harding and Underhill letters
Harding and Underhill letters 2
Harding and Underhill letter 3
Harding and winch
hardingimage5Warren Harding on the summit of El Capitan during the cleanup 2 weeks after the first ascent in 1958.
Ken Yager and Warren Harding talking at Warren's birthday party at the Stumps in 1993. Photo by Errett Allen
Rich Calderwood signing the summit register during the cleanup two weeks after the first ascent. Strangely enough, the summit register tree was still standing when Harding, Merry and Whitmore completed the route. Photo Wayne Merry collection.
Looking down the Nose at Rich Calderwood during the cleanup 2 weeks after the first ascent in 1958.