El Cap Tree, El Capitan 5.7 C2

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 4 hours
Approach time: 30 minutes
Descent time: 30 minutes
Number of pitches: 5
Height of route: 400'
Overview
This wandering and adventurous climb leads to El Cap Tree, an 80’ ponderosa, the only major tree on El Capitan. Around 1950, Park Naturalists, intent on discovering whether the tree was a Jeffrey or a ponderosa, started climbing the steep wall. After placing a few bolts and pitons they retreated. In 1952 Allen Steck, Will Siri, Bill Dunmire and Bob Swift picked up where the naturalists had left off, and finished the route in two days. From El Cap Tree, Steck described the terrain above as “A real opportunity for future rock engineers!” Steck was probably looking at Iron Hawk, a route climbed 26 years later by Ron Kauk and Dale Bard.

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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: June 7, 2013
El Capitan - El Cap Tree 5.7 C2 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
An adventurous 4 pitches of climbing.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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