El Capitan - Southwest Face

Climbs 100 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 1296m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Yosemite National Park, California, USA.

Amazing grade VI challenges on the some of the cleanest granite in the world. Most routes rely on some aid, but many have now been freed.

Guidebooks
Yosemite Bigwalls The Complete Guide (2014), Yosemite Big Walls (2005), Yosemite Valley Free Climbs (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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22PacemakerA4  
23Son of HeartA3  
24SunkistA3 2
25Jolly RogerA5  
26El Corazon5.13b  
27Magic Mushroom5.14a  
28Flight of the AlbatrossA4  
29Dorn DirectA4  
30The ShieldC4 2
31Quo VadisA4  
32Muir WallC4 2
33The Shaft (Free Muir Wall)5.13c  
34preMuir5.13c  
35MediterraneoA5  
36Salathe Wall5.13c 24
37Freerider5.12d 1
38Free Blast5.11b 24
39Triple Direct5.13d 5
40Grape RaceA3  
41The Nose5.14a 97
42Roadside attraction 5.12a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Hi Smelly Fox, how do you feel about changing some of the grades back to their aid ratings? So the Nose 5.10 C1? Its only had like 4 ascents at 5.14 so most/all people will be logging it as that. Alternatively, can we add new routes? so the Nose would have 2 entries? Also Triple Direct is in at 5.13d, it has the same crux as the Nose Thanks
ashtond6 - 07/Jul/15