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

Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
C coldwell-storry ?/Sep/10 AltLd

clean. classic. Bismark ledge is mega

with Neil Chelton
markalmack 08/Jun/10 AltLd

6 days, no hammer, 2 hand placed pitons, 5 nights on a home made falling appart ledge, 3 king cobras... Awsome!

with Yan
Niekolaas 10/May/08 AltLd

4 1/2 days, clean aid!!

with Martin W.
TomPR 01/Sep/03 -
with Pete Davies
TomPR ?/Sep/02 Lead

Hammerless ascent.

Hidden 23/Oct/97 AltLd
Hidden 21/May/82 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/80 AltLd dnf
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