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Dec 14, 2015
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.

Rock Climbing Photo: The nose final pitch
The nose final pitch
From Wenatchee, WA
Joined Sep 26, 2011
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Dec 14, 2015
Im pretty sure it was that Erik Sloan guy. Creed A
Joined Apr 15, 2012
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Dec 14, 2015
nah, man those are just micro-fractures. eli poss
From Durango, Co
Joined May 9, 2014
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Dec 14, 2015
Pounding pitons counts as chipping, so what's another chip in the long run of things!! Micah Klesick
From Vancouver, WA
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