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Last Pitch The Nose Chipped?

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Jplotz · · Wenatchee, WA · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 1,150

I know The Nose on El Cap has some history of being chipped (Jardine traverse). On the last pitch, 5.10 crack portion which I've led three times now, I've always noticed there are multiple, perfectly spaced horizontal chips to the right of the crack. Has anyone ever noticed this peculiarity? Maybe i missed it, bit I have never seen mentioned Harding chiseling out foot placements on his final lead of the route. Check out the photo of Honnold which shows the foot ledges pretty clearly.

The nose final pitch

C Archibolt · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 871

Im pretty sure it was that Erik Sloan guy.

eli poss · · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 442

nah, man those are just micro-fractures.

Micah Klesick · · Vancouver, WA · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 3,973

Pounding pitons counts as chipping, so what's another chip in the long run of things!!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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