SAN FRANCISCO — Hans Florine of the Bay Area has completed his 100th ascent of the Nose Route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1W09PKr ) Florine, a world-renowned rock climber, started the climb Thursday and finished the ascent on Saturday. He was joined by El Capitan first-timers, Jayme Moye of Boulder, Colorado and Fiona Thornewell of London, England.
Florine, who completed his first ascent of El Capitan in 1989, also holds the speed record for climbing the Nose Route in 2 hours, 23 minutes, and 46 seconds in 2012.
The 51-year-old Florine lives in Lafeyette and manages the Diablo Rock Gym in Concord.
The summit of El Capitan is 7,569 feet above sea level.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com
Shelters for Pawnee fire evacuees
Lower Lake High School, 9430 Lake St., Lower Lake, is the official shelter established for people evacuating from the Pawnee fire. It is equipped to handle animals.
The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge, 15900 E. Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks, is not authorized by the Office of Emergency Services but is also sheltering fire evacuees, mostly people in campers and RVs who want their animals with them.
There is an authorized Lake County animal services station in an open field at Highway 53 and Anderson Ridge Road in Lower Lake.