Trad, 3000 ft, 36 pitches, Grade VI,
Avg: 4 from 2
FA: Alexander Huber, Max Reichel - October 2001
> Yosemite Nation…
> Yosemite Valley
> El Capitan
> Southwest Face of El Cap
Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions
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Starts after the 20 first pitches of Salathé.
Crux is definitely the "Down Climb" (12c)
"The Move" pitch is really easier than 5.13a if your tall
"Chickenwing" the start is R just above the belay
"Golden desert" is about 5.12
"The A5 traverse" is about 5.12c/d
"Razorblades" pitches are scary but amazing !
Start with the Free Blast
2-3 sets from .3" to 4" (Offsets good for the freeblast)
1 n°5 Camalot
1 (or 2) n°6 Camalot
1 or 2 sets of nuts
On november 2016, one bolt is missing on R27 (start of "the move" pitch) bad fall on belay is possible
The "Move" Pitch