Elevation: 5,503 ft
GPS: 37.73051, -119.63828
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The Southwest Face of El Cap.

27 Total Climbs

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Location: 2. Southwest Face Change
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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
 173
Lurking Fear
Trad, Aid 19 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2
 3
Dihedral Wall
Trad, Aid 26 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3 PG13
 55
The Shield
Trad, Aid 30 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3+
 6
Sunkist
Trad, Aid 30 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 538
The Nose
Trad, Aid 31 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 58
Triple Direct
Trad, Aid 30 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
 154
Salathe Wall
Trad, Aid 35 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3
 12
Never Never Land
Aid 20 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3
 8
Squeeze Play
Aid 18 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C3-
 28
Muir Wall
Trad, Aid 33 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A4+ R
 4
Jolly Rodger
Trad, Aid 23 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 241
Freeblast
Trad 10 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 67
West Face
Trad 20 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 59
Freerider
Trad 30 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 9
Golden Gate
Trad 36 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lurking Fear
 173
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 19 pitches
Dihedral Wall
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A2 Trad, Aid 26 pitches
The Shield
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3 PG13 Trad, Aid 30 pitches
Sunkist
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3+ Trad, Aid 30 pitches
The Nose
 538
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 31 pitches
Triple Direct
 58
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 30 pitches
Salathe Wall
 154
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 Trad, Aid 35 pitches
Never Never Land
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3 Aid 20 pitches
Squeeze Play
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3 Aid 18 pitches
Muir Wall
 28
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C3- Trad, Aid 33 pitches
Jolly Rodger
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A4+ R Trad, Aid 23 pitches
Freeblast
 241
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 10 pitches
West Face
 67
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 20 pitches
Freerider
 59
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Trad 30 pitches
Golden Gate
 9
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 36 pitches
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