Type: Trad, Aid, 3200 ft (970 m), 30 pitches, Grade VI
FA: FA: Jim Bridwell, Kim Schmitz, 1969
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Shared By: Camster (Rhymes with Hamster) on Apr 14, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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A fun route that has a little bit of everything as an easier way up El Cap.

Pitches 1-10: Take the Freeblast to Mammoth Terrrace

Pitches 11-14: Climb these Muir pitches to Grey Ledges

Pitches 15-16: Two more Muir pitches right up before the Shield Roof

Pitches 17-19: Traversing pitches to end up at Camp IV on The Nose

Pitches 20+: Take The Nose up to the top!


Start on the Freeblast, 60 feet left of The Nose


Aid Protection
Nuts: 1-2 sets (offsets useful for pin scars)
Offset micro nuts: 2 of each size
Cams: Doubles of .33-3.5" (Smallest to BD #3)
           1 4.5" (BD#4)
Offset cams: 1-2 sets of .33-1.25"
Cam Hooks