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Topic - El Capitan (poss Zodiac) - for the first timers

Pav - on 25 Feb 2013
Hi there,

So over the weekend my climbing buddy and I were thinking about a long term goal in climbing - feeling we really need one.

The all time dream has always been to do the El Capitan so we thought we would research the reality of doing such a climb.

After a quick search we think we would like the Zodiac (US 5.7 - UK 4C - 16 pitches) as it seems a lot more mellow than the longer Nose, etc.

Now we were wondering if anyone there has done it and could let us know about the reality of such climb. Give advice on training for it, gear, etc.
We would hope to do this next year and would look for places in the UK to get a big wall experience before we go.

Our experience:
We have had some trad experience (VHS) and will get more before we attempt anything like that.
Mostly indoor climbing up to 6b-c lead.
Currently after a 6 months break getting back into it.


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