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.

Ticklists: Road to the Nose - SuperTopo.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 12/Sep AltLd
D.Russell 11/Oct/16 AltLd

On route to the salathe.

with Ri, Adam
C coldwell-storry 07/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with the jew
DavidEvans 05/Oct/16 AltLd dnf

Led crux 11b clean (easy). Jules Led 3rd pitch after waiting a f##cking hour behind two aid climbers who were reluctant to let us past. FFS. Gutted as was finally quite up for it. Rapped off as there was no way we were going to make th ledges before dark.

with Jules Vulliamy
DavidEvans 01/Oct/16 Lead dnf

Led pitch 1. Retreated - totally not up for it.

with Jules Vulliamy
ferdia 20/Oct/15 AltLd G/U

fell on first crux but did clean from belay second go

Andy Moles 20/Oct/15 AltLd

First six pitches to above the hard slabs. Fell off on the crux slab.

with Ferdia
sparkass 04/Sep/15 AltLd

On route to Salathe. We free'd the lot, all be it with one or two falls. I managed to onsight the crux slabs, the lower slab pitch being one of my favourite pitches ever. Headed up Mediterraneo(A5) by mistake, but quickly rectified that!

with Aaron Rotchadl, Mike Shorter
mshorter ?/Sep/15 AltLd
with akon, dunc
Hidden 03/May/15 AltLd dnf
Jen Crook ?/Apr/15 AltLd
with Reed Gustavson
Little AndyH ?/Sep/13 AltLd

aided the crux

Hidden 21/Jun/13 AltLd
M_W_Court 08/Aug/12 AltLd

Sutty led to triangle ledge, I led from there to mammoth. Free'd 95% french free'd a few moves.

elCapitano 08/Aug/12 AltLd

Training for The Nose, details at http://lifeinthetopstep.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

with Courty
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd
natetan 20/May/12 AltLd G/U
markalmack 09/Oct/10 AltLd rpt

so nearly fell on the first slab. i climbed well today. hauling tomorrow - yey!

with amit tawfik
markalmack 16/Jun/10 AltLd dog

Fell twice on the stupid slabs!!

with neil
david morse 06/May/10 AltLd
with rampant
dan gibson 05/May/10 AltLd dog
with alex scola
Hidden ?/May/10 AltLd
redjerry ?/Jul/09 AltLd
with Ben Williams
markalmack ?/Sep/08 AltLd dog

struggled on the friction pitch. otherwise - SWEET!!! freerider is next on the tick list

with cane
Hidden 16/May/08 AltLd
sharpie ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Martyn
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 AltLd O/S
akhughes ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with Steptoe
ukb & bmc shark ?/Apr/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/02 AltLd
sadams ?/Oct/99 AltLd
with John Boyle
Hidden ?/Oct/99 AltLd
Hidden ??/1997 2nd dog
duncan ?/Jun/96 AltLd
with Dan Donovan
Andy Hyslop ??/1994 AltLd
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