Free Blast 5.11b
[Helen Sinclair on Free Blast (11b), El Capitan, 4 kb]10 pitches. Free climbs the first 10 pitches of Salathe up to the Mammoth Terrace. Easy escape of 4 abseils down usually in-situ ropes. English grade E4 +. The crux pitch of Freeblast had no holds as far as I could see but a few bolts to pull on though a skyhook would have been useful as well. An airy free climbing intro to the front face of El Cap.

Photo: Helen Sinclair on Free Blast (11b), El Capitan © highlux

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This climb is in 20 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

aided the crux
Little AndyH - AltLd - Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/13

Sutty led to triangle ledge, I led from there to mammoth. Free'd 95% french free'd a few moves.
M_W_Court - AltLd - 08/Aug/12 with ian sutcliffe

Training for The Nose, details at http://lifeinthetopstep.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
ianjfsutcliffe - AltLd - 08/Aug/12 with Courty

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/12

so nearly fell on the first slab. i climbed well today. hauling tomorrow - yey!
markalmack - AltLd rpt - 09/Oct/10 with amit tawfik

Fell twice on the stupid slabs!!
markalmack - AltLd dog - 16/Jun/10 with neil

david morse - AltLd - 06/May/10 with rampant

dan gibson - AltLd dog - 05/May/10 with alex scola

Hidden - AltLd - May/10

struggled on the friction pitch. otherwise - SWEET!!! freerider is next on the tick list
markalmack - AltLd dog - Sep/08 with cane

Hidden - AltLd - 16/May/08

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - AltLd O/S - 2005

akhughes - AltLd O/S - Sep/04 with Steptoe

shark - AltLd - Apr/04 with Guy Maddox

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/99

sadams - AltLd - Oct/99 with John Boyle

Hidden - 2nd dog - 1997

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/96

Andy Hyslop - AltLd - 1994

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