Salathe Wall 5.13c
[Richard McHardy preparing for Salathe Wall, Yosimite, 1973 with Nancy Homer, 3 kb]1000m, 35 pitches. VI 5.9 C2

The 'Hollow Flake' offwidth deters the crowds.
Todd Skinner & Paul Piana freed it in retrospectively controversial yo-yo style in 1988 over 48 days. Redpointed by Huber in 1995. Nearly onsighted by Yuji Hirayama in 1997.
FFA Todd Skinner, Paul Piana 1988

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Photo: Richard McHardy preparing for Salathe Wall, Yosimite, 1973 with Nancy Homer © USBRIT
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Little AndyH - AltLd - 18/Sep/13

Did first 2/3 pitches as aid practice with 2 novices. Aid was ok but top belay was painful!
Zoomer - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Scotty Mayled

Abbed from around pitch 33 after the roof. Fixed copper heads had blown and didn't have the gear. Retreat down not as bad as expected.
thebigeasy - AltLd dnf - 02/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Oct/11

16 - 17th Hauled to heart on the 15th, did freeblast clean on the 16th ten bailed after P16. Led P 2, 5, 7, 9, 14, 15. Freed P 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14.
stuart34 - AltLd dnf - 16/Sep/11 with Amos Swanson

Free rider. Attempted free ascent. couldn't send the monster or the boulder problem. ran out of energy after the enduro corner, so bailed. will be back when in better shape tro send!!
markalmack - AltLd dog - 11/Oct/10 with amit tawfik

Hard work, amazing position. I took the free pitches up to 5.11with Shane leading the aid. Although I did enyoy the 1 C1+ pitch I led, I've concluded that fast and free is the way, aiding sucks bum, heavy and slow. Certainly wouldn't have got up without it though!
colesy - AltLd dog - 06/Sep/10

Barry Kerslake - 2nd dnf - 02/Sep/10 with Luke F

ShaneHoubart - Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/10

failed above hollow flake
greenclimb - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Toby Dunn - Oct/07 with dustin

chrisbevins - AltLd - Jul/07

Peter Rhodes - AltLd dog - Jun/07 with Josh Cook, Nik Vukovich

The worst team ever to set foot on rock?! Amazing experience but weren't "more than the sum of the parts". In fact, quite the opposite!
chrishedgehog - AltLd dnf - 19/May/06 with S. Mead

tuftynick - AltLd - Oct/01 with Kenton Cool

Free-climbed first day and then anything less than 5.11
AlexRenshaw - AltLd - Jun/91

Storm on headwall made it very exciting.
frank ramsay - AltLd - 1991

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/84

charlesmfrench - AltLd dog - Aug/84 with Keith Milne

4 day ascent using situ gear, Friends & one hand-placed peg. Brilliant weather, sleeping ledges and good company. The Headwall and the offwidth flake were the highlights.
petemeads - AltLd O/S - Oct/78 with Howard Johnson

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