31 pitches. VI 5.8 C2 to 5.14a - You choose

The world's most most well-known rock climb and one of the finest. As well as climbing a compelling feature and being superbly positioned, many of the individual pitches are magnificent pieces of climbing in isolation. In total, the route is justifiably the apex of many people's climbing aspirations. Most parties still take 3-5 days. The Nose...in-a-day is a special experience. QUOTE Duncan Critchley first NIAD Brit. The current speed record is a scarcely believable 2:23:51 by Hans Florine and Alex Honnold beating the old record of 2hrs 36mins 45secs by Dean Potter & Sean Leary.

FFA Lynn Hill Sep/1993

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Parois-de-legende, Road to the Nose - SuperTopo, Big Routes, ICAS Climbing Club

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Matthew Glenn 13 Oct AltLd
with Jack morris
with Jack morris
RossWoodruffe 15 Sep Lead dnf Only got as far as the top of the sub-first-pitch / bottom of P1. Already 3 teams before Sickle. Left a rope with the intention of coming back but never did. Trip came to an end before I could find a partner.
Only got as far as the top of the sub-first-pitch / bottom of P1. Already 3 teams before Sickle. Left a rope with the intention of coming back but never did. Trip came to an end before I could find a partner.
Hidden 12 Sep AltLd
Hidden 2 Sep AltLd dnf
Hidden 4 May AltLd
janegallwey 3 May AltLd In 5 days after fixing first 4. Slept everywhere.
In 5 days after fixing first 4. Slept everywhere.
Peter Reynolds 23 Oct, 2018 AltLd dnf
robertmichaellovell 19 Oct, 2018 Lead dog Lead dog is right isn't it as I was hanging on gear...? DNF either, bailed from Dolt. Maybe one day, or maybe not.
Lead dog is right isn't it as I was hanging on gear...? DNF either, bailed from Dolt. Maybe one day, or maybe not.
Hidden 11 Oct, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 10 Oct, 2018 Lead
Paul Collins 9 Oct, 2018 AltLd To Dolt Tower on day 1, didn't bother fix ropes to Sickle Ledge. To Camp 4 on Day 2, and topped out at 3am on Day 3 after some extreme queuing! Great experience!
with Martin
To Dolt Tower on day 1, didn't bother fix ropes to Sickle Ledge. To Camp 4 on Day 2, and topped out at 3am on Day 3 after some extreme queuing! Great experience!
with Martin
lanky ?Oct, 2018 AltLd Left my rock shoes in the car, so led all my leads in trainers. Great climb stunning rock. Slept at el cap tower, camp 4 and camp 6. Lent Lynne hill and Nina craprez cams so the could work the great roof as there gear was nicked. Had the route to our selves until we caught up with a soloist at camp 5
Left my rock shoes in the car, so led all my leads in trainers. Great climb stunning rock. Slept at el cap tower, camp 4 and camp 6. Lent Lynne hill and Nina craprez cams so the could work the great roof as there gear was nicked. Had the route to our selves until we caught up with a soloist at camp 5
Moritz L 28 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S 3 nights. Way too much food, very dry mouths though (was very hot and no wind in the valley). Dolt tower, camp 4, camp 6 Only one team around us on the first day ~99 hrs on the wall. Only need to shave off the 97 for the record.
with Dan0Me
3 nights. Way too much food, very dry mouths though (was very hot and no wind in the valley). Dolt tower, camp 4, camp 6 Only one team around us on the first day ~99 hrs on the wall. Only need to shave off the 97 for the record.
with Dan0Me
Dan0Me 28 Sep, 2018 AltLd O/S Fixed to sickle ledge and then spent 3 nights, dolt, camp 4 and 6, walking down on the same day as topping out as topped at 1pm. Took a ledge, not needed but took pressure off and made for comfy night sleep. 3.7 litres each a day (took enough for 5 days but drank our reserve when we new we’d top out in 4 as really dehydrated). Incredible experience.
Fixed to sickle ledge and then spent 3 nights, dolt, camp 4 and 6, walking down on the same day as topping out as topped at 1pm. Took a ledge, not needed but took pressure off and made for comfy night sleep. 3.7 litres each a day (took enough for 5 days but drank our reserve when we new we’d top out in 4 as really dehydrated). Incredible experience.
wilkinscl 28 Sep, 2018 AltLd To the chains, baby!
with Kemics
To the chains, baby!
with Kemics
Kemics 26 Sep, 2018 AltLd 4 days, 3 nights. Too much food, not enough water. Pitch 23 nearly broke me. Heavy hauling on first few days. Amazing to find water at summit tree and wild bivi on top. Eastledges descent is the real crux. (Too slow for what!?)
4 days, 3 nights. Too much food, not enough water. Pitch 23 nearly broke me. Heavy hauling on first few days. Amazing to find water at summit tree and wild bivi on top. Eastledges descent is the real crux. (Too slow for what!?)
arose 14 Sep, 2018 AltLd Stashed water at the bottom of first pitch the night before and then soloed the 4th class approach in the dark with the rest of the kit in the dark next morning. 3.5 days. Used the ledge every night and stayed at dolt, middle of pitch 19 and camp VI. Great fun and well worth the effort.
Stashed water at the bottom of first pitch the night before and then soloed the 4th class approach in the dark with the rest of the kit in the dark next morning. 3.5 days. Used the ledge every night and stayed at dolt, middle of pitch 19 and camp VI. Great fun and well worth the effort.
sgl 5 Jun, 2018 AltLd dnf Partner wanted to bail at Dolt tower for no reason... plenty of water, food, time, weather and no people - gutted.
with Karl
Partner wanted to bail at Dolt tower for no reason... plenty of water, food, time, weather and no people - gutted.
with Karl
Hidden 22 Apr, 2018 AltLd
poeter210 22 Apr, 2018 AltLd Lucked out with lovely weather (it snowed the week before!) and no crowds either. Many, many beautiful pitches up there. Found Texas Flake pant wetting as my legs started to burn after all the hauling. An epic journey!
with druss
Lucked out with lovely weather (it snowed the week before!) and no crowds either. Many, many beautiful pitches up there. Found Texas Flake pant wetting as my legs started to burn after all the hauling. An epic journey!
with druss
Hidden 20 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Oct, 2017 Lead dnf
CMoore 11 Oct, 2017 AltLd NIAD. First time on the Nose. What an epic day. 20hrs of climbing. Absouloutely unbeleivably amazing.
with Sam Stephens
NIAD. First time on the Nose. What an epic day. 20hrs of climbing. Absouloutely unbeleivably amazing.
with Sam Stephens
Hidden ?Oct, 2017 AltLd
Heather Osborne ?Oct, 2017 AltLd Luke and Alex fixed up to pitch 8 (rope already fixed up to pitch 6), then we slept at the base, woke at 3.30am the next day then spent 3 days on the wall. Luke led almost all of it, I just led the Jardine Traverse. Fell several times before making the sequence by the skin of my teeth! Learnt loads and had an incredible time on the wall, though felt exhausted at a couple points. Better food and more efficient jumaring would have helped there!
with Luke Bounds, Alex Law
Luke and Alex fixed up to pitch 8 (rope already fixed up to pitch 6), then we slept at the base, woke at 3.30am the next day then spent 3 days on the wall. Luke led almost all of it, I just led the Jardine Traverse. Fell several times before making the sequence by the skin of my teeth! Learnt loads and had an incredible time on the wall, though felt exhausted at a couple points. Better food and more efficient jumaring would have helped there!
with Luke Bounds, Alex Law
Just Another Dave 26 Sep, 2017 AltLd Abandoned first attempt from a sodden portaledge bivi (no flysheet) at top of P6, gibbering and shaking, having sat through a storm in 8inches of freezing water. Returned to the highpoint 2 days later (many other teams had also bailed - plenty of fixed lines), climbing new ground only at 2p.m. Spent 4 nights - Dolt, then sharing the 1-man portaledge at top of P17, Camp V (slopey! -just slid right off without erecting the ledge!), and top of P28. Topped out before noon, so just under 4 days climbing. Hadn't appreciated how much is free-able; weighed down with kit, inefficient in our technique, and wrongly shod, we aided far too much. (Pete Frost below has good advice I would have done well to heed). Also took too much water - 3 gallon containers smashed during the ascent, still had spare at the top! (budgetted one each per day; drank around half!). Brad Gobright & partner flew past us in a speed record attempt, shortly after waking up on Dolt. Jo dropped his GoreTex with iPhone7 in the pocket during the night from the bivi ledge at Pitch29. Both turned up in Camp4 later, completely unharmed! Fatal rockfall occurred on the East Buttress the day after our topout. - very sad.
with Jo Bertalot
Abandoned first attempt from a sodden portaledge bivi (no flysheet) at top of P6, gibbering and shaking, having sat through a storm in 8inches of freezing water. Returned to the highpoint 2 days later (many other teams had also bailed - plenty of fixed lines), climbing new ground only at 2p.m. Spent 4 nights - Dolt, then sharing the 1-man portaledge at top of P17, Camp V (slopey! -just slid right off without erecting the ledge!), and top of P28. Topped out before noon, so just under 4 days climbing. Hadn't appreciated how much is free-able; weighed down with kit, inefficient in our technique, and wrongly shod, we aided far too much. (Pete Frost below has good advice I would have done well to heed). Also took too much water - 3 gallon containers smashed during the ascent, still had spare at the top! (budgetted one each per day; drank around half!). Brad Gobright & partner flew past us in a speed record attempt, shortly after waking up on Dolt. Jo dropped his GoreTex with iPhone7 in the pocket during the night from the bivi ledge at Pitch29. Both turned up in Camp4 later, completely unharmed! Fatal rockfall occurred on the East Buttress the day after our topout. - very sad.
with Jo Bertalot
Hidden 12 Sep, 2017 AltLd dnf
joeflan 28 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Incredibly stoked to get to top after bailing from dolt last year due to bad weather,,, did in two 12 hour days and one 9 hour got bag to sickle rested a day at base then el cap tower camp V and top ,,, Biggest physical and mental challenge to date, highlight pitches Texas flake and great roof ????
with Sam Stevens
Incredibly stoked to get to top after bailing from dolt last year due to bad weather,,, did in two 12 hour days and one 9 hour got bag to sickle rested a day at base then el cap tower camp V and top ,,, Biggest physical and mental challenge to date, highlight pitches Texas flake and great roof ????
with Sam Stevens
Hidden 6 Jul, 2017 Lead dnf
NatCheeseman 5 Jul, 2017 2nd
with tobra
with tobra
Hidden 5 Jun, 2017 Lead
Hidden 12 Mar, 2017 -
Ben Bouissou 10 Jan, 2017 -
Pete_Frost 7 Nov, 2016 AltLd Do not climb this as your first big wall. It is a free route with a lot of aid and you'll have way more fun if you spend a week or so free climbing up to 5.11 on Yosemite cracks of all kinds before you get on this. Free climb as many pitches, and sections of pitches as you can. There's a lot of fixed gear, including all the lower-out points, and the bolt ladder at the top has modern bolts. Allow an American gallon jug of water per day, and take extra food and beer for a bivi on the summit - the highlight of your ascent. Do not descend the East Ledges for the first time in the dark - it's easy to get off-route in daylight! We fixed and hauled to Sickle Ledges on day one, then slept at Camp 4, before re-ascending the fixed lines and casting off. El Cap Tower is a plush bivi, and Camp V is nowhere near as good, but we had it to ourselves and were able to make it comfy. Because we climbed in November, we had the wall to ourselves too, and met only NIAD parties on the way. The temperatures were way more comfortable but the days were short so we climbed into the night to reach our bivis. We topped out at sunset on the final day.
with Barry Smith
Do not climb this as your first big wall. It is a free route with a lot of aid and you'll have way more fun if you spend a week or so free climbing up to 5.11 on Yosemite cracks of all kinds before you get on this. Free climb as many pitches, and sections of pitches as you can. There's a lot of fixed gear, including all the lower-out points, and the bolt ladder at the top has modern bolts. Allow an American gallon jug of water per day, and take extra food and beer for a bivi on the summit - the highlight of your ascent. Do not descend the East Ledges for the first time in the dark - it's easy to get off-route in daylight! We fixed and hauled to Sickle Ledges on day one, then slept at Camp 4, before re-ascending the fixed lines and casting off. El Cap Tower is a plush bivi, and Camp V is nowhere near as good, but we had it to ourselves and were able to make it comfy. Because we climbed in November, we had the wall to ourselves too, and met only NIAD parties on the way. The temperatures were way more comfortable but the days were short so we climbed into the night to reach our bivis. We topped out at sunset on the final day.
with Barry Smith
Hidden 23 Oct, 2016 AltLd dnf
ben.phillips 22 Oct, 2016 AltLd 6 days - 5 nights - epic journey. What an experience.
with Robin Edwards, MichaelGallimore
6 days - 5 nights - epic journey. What an experience.
with Robin Edwards, MichaelGallimore
Pippa 15 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S First 2 pitches only following storm
First 2 pitches only following storm
Andrew Barker ?Oct, 2016 AltLd dnf Bailed in the Stove Legs due to multiple parties climbing over each other.
with Chris M
Bailed in the Stove Legs due to multiple parties climbing over each other.
with Chris M
DavidEvans 26 Sep, 2016 AltLd dnf Pitches 1-4 to Sickle Ledge
with Jules Vulliamy
Pitches 1-4 to Sickle Ledge
with Jules Vulliamy
Hidden 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd
magicmartin ?Sep, 2016 Lead dnf We came we tried and we failed! Amazing experience though and amazing to have the opportunity to try! We may be back!
with RyanS
We came we tried and we failed! Amazing experience though and amazing to have the opportunity to try! We may be back!
with RyanS
dom_joyce265 30 Aug, 2016 AltLd +joe1joe1jo2 ugh... that descent
+joe1joe1jo2 ugh... that descent
phillipwright 30 Aug, 2016 AltLd
joe1joe1joe2 30 Aug, 2016 AltLd G/U 5 days and 5 nights. It was an amazing experience. So many lessons learnt. Our first successful big wall! Yehhhhhhhhhh budddday!
5 days and 5 nights. It was an amazing experience. So many lessons learnt. Our first successful big wall! Yehhhhhhhhhh budddday!
nickwhimster 29 May, 2016 AltLd 4 days, 3 nights. Epic obvs!! date climbed is summit day, started on 26th
4 days, 3 nights. Epic obvs!! date climbed is summit day, started on 26th
monsteratt 29 May, 2016 AltLd Made it to the top :-). Four days, three nights, no fixing to sickle (very, very long first day), no portaledge, stuck behind Spanish team whole way = poor bivi ledges, freed/frigged more than I thought, lead the great roof on cam hooks, freed pancake flake. Long first day (14 pitches) then easier 2nd and 3rd day, knackered final day. Topped out at 2 pm and walked down finishing just behind the Spanish team and just ahead of the French team who had fixed to sickle on our first day.
Made it to the top :-). Four days, three nights, no fixing to sickle (very, very long first day), no portaledge, stuck behind Spanish team whole way = poor bivi ledges, freed/frigged more than I thought, lead the great roof on cam hooks, freed pancake flake. Long first day (14 pitches) then easier 2nd and 3rd day, knackered final day. Topped out at 2 pm and walked down finishing just behind the Spanish team and just ahead of the French team who had fixed to sickle on our first day.
Little AndyH 24 May, 2016 Lead dnf
Hidden 22 May, 2016 -
wilkinscl ?May, 2016 AltLd dnf Bailed at pitch 20, going too slowly
with Kemics
Bailed at pitch 20, going too slowly
with Kemics
Kemics ?May, 2016 AltLd dnf Fixed to sickle. Then day 1 got stuck behind very slow but lovely America team. Got to dolt after 20 hours! Never really recovered. After 3 days we bailed from the start of the great roof although we still had a days food and water..we would have been pushed. Lots of lessons learned. Most importantly, the leader carries minimum gear! Triple rack was total over kill. Can leave the wires at home too. Also 32 degree heat wave didnt helps things. Will be back
Fixed to sickle. Then day 1 got stuck behind very slow but lovely America team. Got to dolt after 20 hours! Never really recovered. After 3 days we bailed from the start of the great roof although we still had a days food and water..we would have been pushed. Lots of lessons learned. Most importantly, the leader carries minimum gear! Triple rack was total over kill. Can leave the wires at home too. Also 32 degree heat wave didnt helps things. Will be back
paultaylor 23 Oct, 2015 Lead G/U 5 days 4 nights, leisurely ascent. Climbed to sickle and fixed to top of P6 bivi on sickle - uncomfortable. To El Cap tower all bar one party in front bail. Comfy bivi. To camp IV as will hurt ankle on king swing - uncomfortable bivi. To camp VI and fix next pitch - ok bivi. Top out before lunch and walk down. Amazing
5 days 4 nights, leisurely ascent. Climbed to sickle and fixed to top of P6 bivi on sickle - uncomfortable. To El Cap tower all bar one party in front bail. Comfy bivi. To camp IV as will hurt ankle on king swing - uncomfortable bivi. To camp VI and fix next pitch - ok bivi. Top out before lunch and walk down. Amazing
Pete Scott 7 Oct, 2015 AltLd Took 3 days with the last several pitches in the dark. Slept by the tree. Lots of aid! I got to lead some amazing pitches Texas Flake, King Swing, Great Roof). Incredible. https://smokeyandpete.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/the-valley/
Took 3 days with the last several pitches in the dark. Slept by the tree. Lots of aid! I got to lead some amazing pitches Texas Flake, King Swing, Great Roof). Incredible. https://smokeyandpete.wordpress.com/2015/10/14/the-valley/
Hidden 12 Sep, 2015 2nd β
Hidden 30 Aug, 2015 AltLd
ashtond6 14 Jun, 2015 AltLd Done first 5 and last 11 pitches, will come back for the legs and the boot!
Done first 5 and last 11 pitches, will come back for the legs and the boot!
heg ?Jun, 2015 AltLd An awesome experience!
An awesome experience!
philhilo 25 May, 2015 AltLd We did it! Possibly the slowest time since Warren Harding, 6 1/2 days (excluding fixing to Sickle). Masses of traffic, 5-6 hours to do first Stovelegs pitch. We were slow, but had a mountain of food and drink (2:1 hauling until 5th day) so kept plodding on, let all teams pass so that cost 2 - 4 hours a day. Nearly bailed twice, fatality above us stress, going too slow, but too slow for what? Aided vast majority as triple rack, and heavy haul rope made 5.9 feel like E3 on a long day. Shattered most days.
with heg
We did it! Possibly the slowest time since Warren Harding, 6 1/2 days (excluding fixing to Sickle). Masses of traffic, 5-6 hours to do first Stovelegs pitch. We were slow, but had a mountain of food and drink (2:1 hauling until 5th day) so kept plodding on, let all teams pass so that cost 2 - 4 hours a day. Nearly bailed twice, fatality above us stress, going too slow, but too slow for what? Aided vast majority as triple rack, and heavy haul rope made 5.9 feel like E3 on a long day. Shattered most days.
with heg
lukehunt ?May, 2015 AltLd dnf 3 fantastic and memorable days climbing. Bailed from the Kingswing due to fatigue and weather. A great first big wall experience.
with andy hall, max
3 fantastic and memorable days climbing. Bailed from the Kingswing due to fatigue and weather. A great first big wall experience.
with andy hall, max
Splitter-philiac ?May, 2015 AltLd dog
Sigve7 ??, 2015 AltLd
alooker 27 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S Mega.
with mrteale
Mega.
with mrteale
mrteale 27 Oct, 2014 AltLd 3 nights and 4 days, second attempt after bailing from Dolt Tower the week before. Finished at 4/5 pm most days to great sunsets, comfy portaledge bivys and good music. We were passed at El cap tower by Libby and Mayan on their successful speed record ascent. First el cap route, unforgettable experience.
with alooker
3 nights and 4 days, second attempt after bailing from Dolt Tower the week before. Finished at 4/5 pm most days to great sunsets, comfy portaledge bivys and good music. We were passed at El cap tower by Libby and Mayan on their successful speed record ascent. First el cap route, unforgettable experience.
with alooker
Smelly Fox 8 Oct, 2014 AltLd dnf Just to sickle ledge this time. Will come back when it's not 96deg...!
with Dan Wessel
Just to sickle ledge this time. Will come back when it's not 96deg...!
with Dan Wessel
Hidden 7 Oct, 2014 AltLd
duncan 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt 23 hours (3am to 2am). 30th Anniversary of previous ascent.
23 hours (3am to 2am). 30th Anniversary of previous ascent.
hugo glover 21 Jun, 2014 - finally got to climb on my birthday! 23 hours of near perfect climbing fun. short fixed in blocks. a magical day
with duncan
finally got to climb on my birthday! 23 hours of near perfect climbing fun. short fixed in blocks. a magical day
with duncan
duncan 18 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt To Dolt Tower (5.5 hours). Short-fixing makes a big difference.
To Dolt Tower (5.5 hours). Short-fixing makes a big difference.
duncan 16 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt To Dolt Tower (7.5 hours)
To Dolt Tower (7.5 hours)
duncan 15 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt To base of Stovelegs (5 hours)
To base of Stovelegs (5 hours)
David Sherratt 12 Jun, 2014 AltLd
jacobjacob 30 May, 2014 Lead 16 hours, turned into a bit of an epic when I fell off the pancake flake and smashed my foot, all good fun though!
16 hours, turned into a bit of an epic when I fell off the pancake flake and smashed my foot, all good fun though!
jacobjacob 28 May, 2014 Lead 4 days, 3 nights, quite a leisurely ascent with Bron. My first time up El Cap, not my last!
4 days, 3 nights, quite a leisurely ascent with Bron. My first time up El Cap, not my last!
Bron H ?May, 2014 AltLd
Ellis Bird ?May, 2014 AltLd Three days on the wall
Three days on the wall
Duncan Campbell 20 Oct, 2013 AltLd dnf Too slow as a three and might have run out of water - arguments between team with me in the middle didn't help niether did being at the end of a long trip. A bit gutting!
Too slow as a three and might have run out of water - arguments between team with me in the middle didn't help niether did being at the end of a long trip. A bit gutting!
markalmack 29 Sep, 2013 AltLd dnf Just did a quick afternoon blast up to dolt
with Catalyn
Just did a quick afternoon blast up to dolt
with Catalyn
Andy Clarke 26 Sep, 2013 AltLd dnf Found the technical aid on Ps 1-4 engrossing & enjoyable. Fixed & returned but were too heavy, too inefficient, too slow. Bailed from Stovelegs after v cold night on portaledge. Starlit & shivering. Hard work getting down with ledge/pig dangling from our harnesses. Aggravated old injury, which plagued me for rest of trip. Govt shutdown then closed Park. Learned a lot, tho doubt I'll be back now. But still intend to complete the Nose: leisurely ascent of Staffs grit version. So plenty of jamming left to do!
with Tim
Found the technical aid on Ps 1-4 engrossing & enjoyable. Fixed & returned but were too heavy, too inefficient, too slow. Bailed from Stovelegs after v cold night on portaledge. Starlit & shivering. Hard work getting down with ledge/pig dangling from our harnesses. Aggravated old injury, which plagued me for rest of trip. Govt shutdown then closed Park. Learned a lot, tho doubt I'll be back now. But still intend to complete the Nose: leisurely ascent of Staffs grit version. So plenty of jamming left to do!
with Tim
Neil Adams 20 Sep, 2013 AltLd dnf Failed! Set of with food & water for 3 days (2 nights) but weren't moving fast enough to achieve that. Bivied on Dolt Tower then abbed off. Weather crapped out later in the day so glad we bailed when we did! Amazing position on an awesome lump of rock but need to be freeing more to make it fast & fun.
Failed! Set of with food & water for 3 days (2 nights) but weren't moving fast enough to achieve that. Bivied on Dolt Tower then abbed off. Weather crapped out later in the day so glad we bailed when we did! Amazing position on an awesome lump of rock but need to be freeing more to make it fast & fun.
tomwheeler 14 Sep, 2013 AltLd dnf Only reached Dolt Tower. Bivvied after pitch 8 then rapped down following day
Only reached Dolt Tower. Bivvied after pitch 8 then rapped down following day
bencoope 14 Sep, 2013 AltLd
GuitarGenius92 7 Sep, 2013 AltLd dnf Didn't make it due to dropped gear and illness, amazing route though.
with Fails, Murray Lee Brown
Didn't make it due to dropped gear and illness, amazing route though.
with Fails, Murray Lee Brown
jrobbings ?Sep, 2013 - Absolutely incredible route.
Absolutely incredible route.
Hidden 17 Jun, 2013 AltLd
steve.warrington 30 May, 2013 Lead
with Stuart Llewellyn, nikgoile
with Stuart Llewellyn, nikgoile
stuwelly85 24 May, 2013 AltLd Aid climbed over 5 nights, 7 days.
Aid climbed over 5 nights, 7 days.
Hidden 24 May, 2013 AltLd
MonkeyDawson ?May, 2013 AltLd Two and a half days. Note to memory dont start at lunchtime...
with Simon Smith
Two and a half days. Note to memory dont start at lunchtime...
with Simon Smith
uncontrollable 2 Apr, 2013 AltLd Climbed over 6 days ground up. Some rain on 3rd day. Topped out in a blizzard.
Climbed over 6 days ground up. Some rain on 3rd day. Topped out in a blizzard.
Hidden 12 Nov, 2012 AltLd
Andy Clarke 27 Sep, 2012 Lead dnf P1 only (this time)! Done as preparation for whole thing in 2013. Just one pitch of aiding up this beautiful cliff erased all the doubts and convinced me that sending the route would be worth every personal sacrifice it demanded. Get it done before I qualify for my bus pass.
with Tim
P1 only (this time)! Done as preparation for whole thing in 2013. Just one pitch of aiding up this beautiful cliff erased all the doubts and convinced me that sending the route would be worth every personal sacrifice it demanded. Get it done before I qualify for my bus pass.
with Tim
tim newton 22 Sep, 2012 AltLd
with Barra
with Barra
elCapitano 19 Aug, 2012 AltLd Notes in detail here; http://lifeinthetopstep.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
Notes in detail here; http://lifeinthetopstep.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
M_W_Court 19 Aug, 2012 AltLd Led to sickle, Sutty led to El Cap Tower, I led to the great roof, Sutty to the top of Changing Corners, me to the top. 3 long days including a pitch by head torch both of the first 2 nights. Bivvied at El Cap Tower and Camp 5. More detail on www.lifeinthetopstep.blogspot.com
Led to sickle, Sutty led to El Cap Tower, I led to the great roof, Sutty to the top of Changing Corners, me to the top. 3 long days including a pitch by head torch both of the first 2 nights. Bivvied at El Cap Tower and Camp 5. More detail on www.lifeinthetopstep.blogspot.com
alan1234 ?Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 24 May, 2012 2nd
natetan ?May, 2012 AltLd Freed 25 or so pitches.. was great fun. Leisurely 5 day gig with Oli Lyon - vid here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T_x6NXQyFA
Freed 25 or so pitches.. was great fun. Leisurely 5 day gig with Oli Lyon - vid here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T_x6NXQyFA
GOD ??, 2012 Solo
Andrew Sandercock ?Oct, 2011 AltLd dnf Fixed to sickle, hauled next day, no space to bivi on sickle so slept as base. Got stuck behind 4(!) parties in the stovelegs, bad weather came in, waited for several hours, weather got worse, had a minor epic bailing through the night/in the storm.
with Will Walker
Fixed to sickle, hauled next day, no space to bivi on sickle so slept as base. Got stuck behind 4(!) parties in the stovelegs, bad weather came in, waited for several hours, weather got worse, had a minor epic bailing through the night/in the storm.
with Will Walker
stuart34 26 Sep, 2011 AltLd 21hrs (ish) Started 6pm on the 20th. Led from Camp 4 to top of changing corners pitch.
with Kim Ladiges
21hrs (ish) Started 6pm on the 20th. Led from Camp 4 to top of changing corners pitch.
with Kim Ladiges
kitkat78 22 Sep, 2011 Lead dog Aid practice. Half of pitch one, then Steve took over and finished it off. Have even more respect for the people that climb this now - more practice needed from where I'm standing.
with SteveM
Aid practice. Half of pitch one, then Steve took over and finished it off. Have even more respect for the people that climb this now - more practice needed from where I'm standing.
with SteveM
Hidden ?Sep, 2011 AltLd
eddy-on-the-rocks ?Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S Awesome. 3 nights. Vertical backpacking at it's finest.
with max, Tom
Awesome. 3 nights. Vertical backpacking at it's finest.
with max, Tom
tommytuffa ?Aug, 2011 - Team of three. Fixed to sickle and hauled, two rest days then four days and three nights to send (Dolt, Camp IV and VI) Topped out with lots of water and food left, fire and water fight on top. Didn't lead many pitches, others happy to do it for me. Worst bit was night on cam IV for me. awqesome adventure... August is not necessarily too hot and there aren't as many climbers about. We had route to ourselves and were wearing jackets for quite a few pitches. Dolt to Camp IV if you're planning to do it like us is quite far and we climbed last pitches in dark, Max slept on ledge below camp IV.
with edd, max
Team of three. Fixed to sickle and hauled, two rest days then four days and three nights to send (Dolt, Camp IV and VI) Topped out with lots of water and food left, fire and water fight on top. Didn't lead many pitches, others happy to do it for me. Worst bit was night on cam IV for me. awqesome adventure... August is not necessarily too hot and there aren't as many climbers about. We had route to ourselves and were wearing jackets for quite a few pitches. Dolt to Camp IV if you're planning to do it like us is quite far and we climbed last pitches in dark, Max slept on ledge below camp IV.
with edd, max
mshorter 11 Jun, 2011 AltLd 2 nights, El Cap Tower and around camp VI, but not in it.
2 nights, El Cap Tower and around camp VI, but not in it.
sparkass 11 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S Yes!Yes!Yes! This is the one. Fixed to Sickle and had an epic involving thunder storms, a family of bears and a friendly ranger. Had a plush bivy for many at El Cap Tower and a shit bivy for none around Camp V. I led the Stovelegs, the Texas Flake and the Great Roof to pick a few. YES!
with Ri, mshorter
Yes!Yes!Yes! This is the one. Fixed to Sickle and had an epic involving thunder storms, a family of bears and a friendly ranger. Had a plush bivy for many at El Cap Tower and a shit bivy for none around Camp V. I led the Stovelegs, the Texas Flake and the Great Roof to pick a few. YES!
with Ri, mshorter
pete87abs 10 Jun, 2011 AltLd Fantastic experience, steep learning curve, one terrible bivi below camp 4, lots more suffering, cant wait to do it again some day!
Fantastic experience, steep learning curve, one terrible bivi below camp 4, lots more suffering, cant wait to do it again some day!
Hidden 10 Jun, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 10 Jun, 2011 AltLd
uncontrollable 26 Apr, 2011 AltLd dnf fixed in pouring rain until Sickle and had to wait several days for the weather to clear. Managed to get in 2 days till the top of Boot Flake and had to abseil off in order not to miss our flight back
fixed in pouring rain until Sickle and had to wait several days for the weather to clear. Managed to get in 2 days till the top of Boot Flake and had to abseil off in order not to miss our flight back
Ri ??, 2011 TR dog
Ed Booth 27 Sep, 2010 AltLd Incredible! 3 nights. Lots of aiding and not enough freeing. But amazing route that i will never forget.
Incredible! 3 nights. Lots of aiding and not enough freeing. But amazing route that i will never forget.
Adam Booth 27 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22 Sep, 2010 AltLd
The Jazz Butcher 21 Sep, 2010 AltLd
with Bern
with Bern
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 AltLd
dan gibson 13 May, 2010 AltLd In a day. Took about 21 hours, the top pitches after camp six were streaming water. Amazing day out.
with alex scola
In a day. Took about 21 hours, the top pitches after camp six were streaming water. Amazing day out.
with alex scola
uncontrollable 15 Apr, 2010 Lead dnf went till Sickle, but where way to slow. bailed after an uncomfortable bivy.
with phillip
went till Sickle, but where way to slow. bailed after an uncomfortable bivy.
with phillip
AdrianP 9 Oct, 2009 AltLd 16h 48min, 3 blocks. One big climbing goal ticked...
with Olli
16h 48min, 3 blocks. One big climbing goal ticked...
with Olli
Hidden ?Oct, 2009 AltLd
alaan 16 Sep, 2009 - Climbed as a three in three days. First big wall and so much fun. Second bivi at camp 6 was a bit uncomfortable, mind...
Climbed as a three in three days. First big wall and so much fun. Second bivi at camp 6 was a bit uncomfortable, mind...
Hidden 15 Sep, 2009 AltLd
hlegge 12 Sep, 2009 AltLd Started on the 9th, spent three nights on the face. Ended up teaming up with another group, as we did not have enough kit, they did not have enough water, and we had plenty of water, they had plenty of kit. Therefore climbed as a team of 5 with 2 haul bags, 2 porter ledges etc, lots of logistical rope work and rope techniques. Not as satisfying to climb as Half Dome, but still aweinspiring, and huge exposure especially when jugging up the ropes near the top.
Started on the 9th, spent three nights on the face. Ended up teaming up with another group, as we did not have enough kit, they did not have enough water, and we had plenty of water, they had plenty of kit. Therefore climbed as a team of 5 with 2 haul bags, 2 porter ledges etc, lots of logistical rope work and rope techniques. Not as satisfying to climb as Half Dome, but still aweinspiring, and huge exposure especially when jugging up the ropes near the top.
tcn_2002 12 Sep, 2009 AltLd
with hlegge
with hlegge
Paul ablitt 3 Sep, 2009 Lead G/U first big wall ,lead and hauled all pitchs .4 days 3 nights valley to valley floor .
with Rushy
first big wall ,lead and hauled all pitchs .4 days 3 nights valley to valley floor .
with Rushy
Hidden 3 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2009 AltLd
ian bryant ?Sep, 2009 AltLd dog
with adrian, dan
with adrian, dan
Paul ablitt 26 Aug, 2009 Lead dnf first 4 pitches
with Rushy
first 4 pitches
with Rushy
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 -
Billg 19 May, 2009 AltLd 5 days. El Cap Towers, Camp4, Camp6. Walked out to Upper Falls Trail. God that haul bag was Heavy. Bob walked out in his rock shoes - 8.5 miles !!!
with Bob Brewer
5 days. El Cap Towers, Camp4, Camp6. Walked out to Upper Falls Trail. God that haul bag was Heavy. Bob walked out in his rock shoes - 8.5 miles !!!
with Bob Brewer
Hidden ??, 2009 AltLd O/S
alasdair19 ??, 2009 -
david morse ?Oct, 2008 AltLd Ard' work
with Rampant and Genera;
Ard' work
with Rampant and Genera;
Hidden 20 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
markalmack 20 Sep, 2008 AltLd amazing route. nose in a day!!!!!!!
amazing route. nose in a day!!!!!!!
Oliver Sherman 15 Sep, 2008 AltLd Sort of 4 day ascent. 50h anniversary year. Sweet.
with Kane Chandler
Sort of 4 day ascent. 50h anniversary year. Sweet.
with Kane Chandler
hiyaneil ?Sep, 2008 AltLd G/U Best climb in the universe
with Callum
Best climb in the universe
with Callum
C coldwell-storry ?Sep, 2008 AltLd
with Neil Chelton
with Neil Chelton
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 Lead dog
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 Lead dog
chrisbevins ?Jun, 2007 AltLd
SteveM 8 Oct, 2005 AltLd 8th-12th October
with Keith
8th-12th October
with Keith
stevebarratt ?Oct, 2005 AltLd
with Karl Schimanski
with Karl Schimanski
keith leonard ?Oct, 2005 -
with steve mead
with steve mead
Jon Garside ?Oct, 2004 AltLd What a lot of fun!
What a lot of fun!
Hidden ?Oct, 2004 AltLd
akhughes ?Sep, 2004 AltLd O/S 3 days
with Steptoe
3 days
with Steptoe
sadams 14 Jul, 2004 Lead 3 days
with Hugh Cottom
3 days
with Hugh Cottom
pauldrew ?May, 2004 AltLd dnf Got as far as Stove Leg cracks (again) - same story, too hot and really struggling to haul sack so abbed off.
with Rick Newcombe, pete johnson
Got as far as Stove Leg cracks (again) - same story, too hot and really struggling to haul sack so abbed off.
with Rick Newcombe, pete johnson
pauldrew ?May, 2004 AltLd dnf Attempt number 3 - aiming to go light with no haul bag and see how far we could get. Again reached Stove Leg cracks but this time too cold (freezing wind) and had to abb off again.
with Rick Newcombe
Attempt number 3 - aiming to go light with no haul bag and see how far we could get. Again reached Stove Leg cracks but this time too cold (freezing wind) and had to abb off again.
with Rick Newcombe
Hidden ??, 2003 AltLd dnf
alpinist63 ?Jul, 1999 - 5.10/C1
5.10/C1
K1 6 Sep, 1998 AltLd 3 days
with Kevin Davey
3 days
with Kevin Davey
Hidden ?Aug, 1998 -
Hidden 14 Sep, 1995 -
Andy Hyslop ??, 1994 AltLd
Mike Owen 9 Nov, 1993 AltLd We started early on 7/11/93 and got to the top around 2pm on 9/11/93. No fixing to Sickle Ledge, abbing and then starting the day after. We just went for it, alternate leads travelling light with the absolute minimum. Bivied on El Cap Tower (luxery) and Camp 5 (awful). It snowed the day after we finished!!
with Dave Hassall
We started early on 7/11/93 and got to the top around 2pm on 9/11/93. No fixing to Sickle Ledge, abbing and then starting the day after. We just went for it, alternate leads travelling light with the absolute minimum. Bivied on El Cap Tower (luxery) and Camp 5 (awful). It snowed the day after we finished!!
with Dave Hassall
Hidden 9 Jun, 1993 AltLd dog
Hidden 1 Jun, 1993 AltLd dnf
Andy Hyslop ?May, 1993 AltLd
with John Topping
with John Topping
clanger ??, 1993 -
mike mo ?May, 1992 AltLd
with simon mardel jon compson
with simon mardel jon compson
pauldrew ?May, 1992 AltLd dnf Got as far as Stove Leg cracks - too hot and really struggling to haul sack so abbed off.
with Ian Lewis
Got as far as Stove Leg cracks - too hot and really struggling to haul sack so abbed off.
with Ian Lewis
Will Webb ?Aug, 1987 AltLd G/U
with Mark Cole
with Mark Cole
keefe 24 Aug, 1985 -
duncan 21 Jun, 1984 AltLd rpt Started: 5.00am; top: 2.30pm; Camp 4: 4pm.
with Romain Vogler
Started: 5.00am; top: 2.30pm; Camp 4: 4pm.
with Romain Vogler
duncan 7 Oct, 1981 AltLd c.80% free at about E2. Bivi'ed on El Cap towers and Camp 5. Rained hard second night.
with Simon Reed
c.80% free at about E2. Bivi'ed on El Cap towers and Camp 5. Rained hard second night.
with Simon Reed
Hidden ?Oct, 1977 AltLd
Steve Clegg 20 May, 1976 AltLd
with Pete B, Pete W
with Pete B, Pete W
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