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Southwest Base

California > Yosemite NP > Yosemite Valley > El Capitan > Base Routes
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Base routes on the Southwest Face.

Getting There

Head left/west from the Nose if approaching that way.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
West Buttress (pitch 1&2)
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Peter Pan
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1
Peter Left
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 1
Indubious Battle
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 1
Captain Hook, Left
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
Captain Hook, Right
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Delectable Pinnacle, Right
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
La Escuela
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
The Slack, Left
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
The Slack ( center)
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 217
Sacherer Cracker
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
Mark of Art
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 41
Short But Thin
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 167
La Cosita, Left
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Sparkling Give-away
Trad, Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
La Arista
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 202
La Cosita, Right
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 83
Little John, Left
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Hardly Pinnacle
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 141
Little John, Right
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Moby Dick, Left
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 371
Moby Dick
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 63
Ahab
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 1
Masquerade/Call Me Ishmael
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Reeds Leads
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 1
Seedy Leads
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 178
Salathe (pitch 1)
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Pterodactyl Terrace, Left
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Pterodactyl Terrace, Right
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 343
Pine Line
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Buttress (pitch 1&2)
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Peter Pan
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Peter Left
 1
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Indubious Battle
 1
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Captain Hook, Left
 1
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Captain Hook, Right
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Delectable Pinnacle, Right
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
La Escuela
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
The Slack, Left
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Slack ( center)
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
Sacherer Cracker
 217
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Mark of Art
 28
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Short But Thin
 41
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
La Cosita, Left
 167
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Sparkling Give-away
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
La Arista
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
La Cosita, Right
 202
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Little John, Left
 83
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hardly Pinnacle
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Little John, Right
 141
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Moby Dick, Left
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Moby Dick
 371
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Ahab
 63
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Masquerade/Call Me Ishmael
 1
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Reeds Leads
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Seedy Leads
 1
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Salathe (pitch 1)
 178
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Pterodactyl Terrace, Left
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Pterodactyl Terrace, Right
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Pine Line
 343
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad

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Cleaning the Valley Giant #9 on rappel. Cam & photo credit to Aaron Stireman. Thanks Aaron!
[Hide Photo] Cleaning the Valley Giant #9 on rappel. Cam & photo credit to Aaron Stireman. Thanks Aaron!
Approaching the area for Pine line and the other base routes.
[Hide Photo] Approaching the area for Pine line and the other base routes.
Great no hands rests
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