Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 3300 ft (1000 m), 26 pitches, Grade VI|
|FA:||Jim Baldwin, Ed Cooper, Glen Denny. 1962.|
|Page Views:||2,140 total · 176/month|
|Shared By:||Matthew Bernstein on Oct 19, 2020|
|Admins:||Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen|
Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions.
Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15.
Always check the Yosemite website Peregrine Closure page at nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/… for the most current details and park alerts, and to learn more about the peregrine falcon, and how closures help it survive. This page also shares closures and warning due to current fires, smoke, etc.
This incredibly natural route follows obvious corner systems, most of which are left-facing, up the Southwest face of El Capitan. The first 16 pitches are fun, moderate aid climbing on great rock. The route gets a bit grassy and dirty the last few pitches up to Thanksgiving Ledge. The original 4 pitch finish features some gaping chimneys with a fair amount of loose rock and hollow features. Alternatively, shuttle your bags further west along Thanksgiving ledge and finish on the last two pitches of Lurking Fear. The route has one good ledge between the ground and Thanksgiving ledge at the top of pitch 9. This ledge could fit maybe one person, so bring a portaledge.
This route is on the Southwest face of El Cap. It starts in the obvious left facing corner system on the right end of the Great Slab. Ascend a 4th class, right trending ramp to get to the two bolt anchor, which marks the start of Pitch 1.