Elevation: 5,493 ft
GPS: 37.731, -119.638 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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The Southwest Face of El Cap.

19 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
 128
Lurking Fear
Trad, Aid 19 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3 PG13
 38
The Shield
Trad, Aid 30 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 395
The Nose
Trad, Aid 31 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 47
Triple Direct
Trad, Aid 35 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 129
Salathe Wall
Trad, Aid 35 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2+
 3
Grape Race
Trad, Aid 12 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3
 9
Never Never Land
Aid 20 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3
 4
Squeeze Play
Aid 18 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+
 21
Muir Wall
Trad, Aid 33 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 172
Freeblast
Trad 10 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 49
West Face
Trad 20 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 30
Freerider
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Golden Gate
Trad 36 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lurking Fear
 128
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 19 pitches
The Shield
 38
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3 PG13 Trad, Aid 30 pitches
The Nose
 395
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 31 pitches
Triple Direct
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 35 pitches
Salathe Wall
 129
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 35 pitches
Grape Race
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2+ Trad, Aid 12 pitches
Never Never Land
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3 Aid 20 pitches
Squeeze Play
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3 Aid 18 pitches
Muir Wall
 21
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+ Trad, Aid 33 pitches
Freeblast
 172
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 10 pitches
West Face
 49
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 20 pitches
Freerider
 30
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Trad
Golden Gate
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 36 pitches
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