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Routes in Southwest Face

Freerider T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Golden Gate T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Heart Route (Free) T 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c V10 7C+
Magic Mushroom T 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a A3
Muir Wall T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2
Never Never Land 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3
Nose, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
Quo Vadis T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a A4+
Salathe Wall T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
Shield, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3 PG13
Squeeze Play 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3
Triple Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2
Type: Trad, Boulder, 26 pitches
FA: Mason Earle, Brad Gobright june 2015
Page Views: 6,406 total, 212/month
Shared By: m-earle on Jun 21, 2015
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details

Description

First climbed in 1970 by Scott Davis and Chuck Kroger, the Heart Route follows an obvious line through the middle of El Cap's SW face. The free climbing follows most of the original route, with a few variations. The climbing is varied, with tedious slabs down low, and steep enduro pitches above the heart. The "V10" rating is for a dyno on the sixth pitch.

Location

Start on Sacherer Cracker, but keep climbing until you get to a big tree on the top.

Protection

from micro nuts to #5 camalot
Jared LaVacque
Anchorage/Grand Junction
Jared LaVacque   Anchorage/Grand Junction  
Awesome looking line! Is it graded .13b or d? A V10 move would make it .13d/.14a. Jun 6, 2016
I have to agree with Rob. Great job, I had always wondered if this was going free one day. Aug 9, 2015
"Start on Sacherer Cracker, but keep climbing until you get to a big tree on the top."

Pretty much the best beta ever.

Nice work, y'all! Jun 21, 2015
Alex Bury
Ojai, CA
Alex Bury   Ojai, CA
Great work guys! Jun 21, 2015
C Miller   CA  
Good job on freeing the route, another one down. Jun 21, 2015