Last Pitch The Nose Chipped?

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Jplotz · Dec 14, 2015 · Wenatchee, WA · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 485
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

Creed A · Dec 14, 2015 · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 680
Im pretty sure it was that Erik Sloan guy.

eli poss · Dec 14, 2015 · Durango, Co · Joined May 2014 · Points: 136
nah, man those are just micro-fractures.

Micah Klesick · Dec 14, 2015 · Vancouver, WA · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 3,989
Pounding pitons counts as chipping, so what's another chip in the long run of things!!

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