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Kevin Roet
Yosemite Valley

I'm looking to solo rope climb El Capitan to raise money and awareness for our local Scouting and community centre

Raising money for
Stroud Valley Scout Group

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I'm a qualified climbing instructor, a husband and a father of two.  I have an innate love for the outdoors, which stems from going to Scouts as a boy.  Seeing the benefits the outdoors has on people makes me all the more determined to raise money and awareness of the importance of the Scouts, which will hopefully instill a love within these kids later on in life. 

We all long for the outside, knowingly or unknowingly.  It is good for the soul and very grounding. 

Event details

Rope Solo climb El Capitan (3000ft; 10-14 days)

Just to explain, rope soloing means, climbing by yourself, with a rope.  The way the mechanics work, is that each pitch (or section of a climb around 120 feet) will be climbed with the safety of a rope.  Once at the top of the pitch, one would need to abseil down, then climb back up the rope to retrieve the protection placed, then several haul bags with 10-14 days-worth of food and water supply (plus sleeping bag, portaledge, stove, extra equipment, a few extra clothes and any luxury items I could not live without, i.e. coffee) will need to be hauled up to the top of the pitch.  This process will be repeated 30 times to get to the top.

So my estimated time to climb all the way to the top would be 10-14 days, this means eating, sleeping, toileting, etc... plus spending that amount of time by myself. 

Event date

11-September-2017 00:00  - 
11-October-2017 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


El Capitan Yosemite,
Yosemite Valley,



Great effort mate!
Donation by Matt H
on 31-10-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Kev what an achievement x x
Donation by Hannah
on 17-10-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Crush it LAD!
Donation by Paul S
on 16-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
£20 donated from Jade
Donation by Jade
on 05-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Kev!
Donation by Kate Docherty
on 10-07-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck Kev, you can do it : )
Donation by Steve & Melissa
on 07-07-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Rachel
on 06-07-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Rather you than me Kevin !!!
Donation by Richard Kirkby
on 23-06-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Good Luck!
Donation by Mark Sneddon
on 22-06-2017
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,000.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £1,000.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,240.00

Donations closed

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