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The Road to The Nose
Routes: 14+ (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty:  5.9-5.10d and C1-C2
Pages: 60 color pages
Format: downloadable eBook (PDF)
Price: $14.95 

For most climbers, The Nose of El Capitan is such an outrageous challenge that climbing it is the crowning achievement of a climbing career. In our Road to The Nose guidebook, big wall master Chris McNamara takes you through a graduated series of 14 climbs of increasing difficulty to help you build skills, speed, endurance and comfort with big wall exposure. A SuperTopo for each of the 14 climbs is included, along with special tips and beta to help you. The program is split into five chapters:
Chapter 1: Overview of Your Road to The Nose
Chapter 2: Five Routes to Practice Aid Climbing
Chapter 3: Five Long Free Climbing Routes
Chapter 4: Five Classic Big Wall Routes
Chapter 5: Are You Ready for the Big Stone?

The training program starts in the climbing gym where you will build your basic lead and jumaring skills. The guide then takes you to Yosemite Valley, where you can practice aid climbing on short routes of increasing difficulty. The guide then takes you to long free climbing routes, to help you build the strong free climbing skills that are mandatory for an undertaking like the Nose. You'll climb some of Yosemite's best 5.9 and 5.10 routes, climbs that will give you a sense of what it is like to move over thousands of feet of rock in a day. Next, it's on to the big walls, with topos from classic starter big wall routes such as Washington's Column and onward to climbs like Half Dome's northwest face.

Along the way, McNamara tells how he learned to climb big walls and gives tips on how to effectively train and prepare for an undertaking like The Nose. If you complete all the training and routes in this pack, you will have greatly improved your climbing aptitude and developed the skills you need to tackle The Nose, one of the greatest rock climbs in the world.

Guidebook features:  
Most accurate & detailed topos ever!
First ascent history by Steve Roper
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Iteneraries for getting the most of your trip
Detailed approach and descent beta
Strategy and retreat beta

Price: $14.95 (downloadable eBook)

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Complete List of Included Climbs
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Route Name Formation Review
Dihedral Wall Base El Capitan
2
A1 or C2+
2 Star Rating
The Nose El Capitan
31
5.14a or 5.9 C2
5 Star Rating
Pacific Ocean Wall Base El Capitan
1
5.11b or C1
2 Star Rating
North America Wall Base El Capitan
1
5.11 or C2
2 Star Rating
Salathe Base El Capitan
2
5.10c
5 Star Rating
East Buttress El Capitan
11
5.10b
3 Star Rating
El Cap Tree El Capitan
5
5.7 C2
3 Star Rating



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