Mescalito*** A3
[oli on mescalito with middle cathedral behind, 2 kb]A masterpiece of route finding that links a series of subtle features on the SE wall of El Capitan. Long, sustained but never extemely hard. Architypal blank-wall situations. First climbed not long after the Wall of Early Morning Light and it shows: the first ascentionists took exteme care to minimise the number of drilled holes. QUOTE Duncan Critchley - who gives it A2 but given A3 in the current Supertopo.
Sutton, Porter, Burton & Nelson 1973

Photo: oli on mescalito with middle cathedral behind © chrisbevins
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This climb is in 9 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

clean. classic. Bismark ledge is mega
C coldwell-storry - AltLd - Sep/10 with Neil Chelton

6 days, no hammer, 2 hand placed pitons, 5 nights on a home made falling appart ledge, 3 king cobras... Awsome!
markalmack - AltLd - 08/Jun/10 with Yan

4 1/2 days, clean aid!!
Niekolaas - AltLd - 10/May/08 with Martin W.

TomPR - 01/Sep/03 with Pete Davies

Hammerless ascent.
TomPR - Lead - Sep/02

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Oct/97

Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/82

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Oct/80

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