Excalibur, El Capitan A3 5.8

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 7 days
Approach time: 30 minutes
Descent time: 5 hours
Number of pitches: 28
Height of route: 2700'
Overview
There are more wide cracks on Excalibur than on any other route in Yosemite. With today's large cams, the route no longer requires the infamous "bong sandwiches" (pitons stacked against wood blocks), but it still has an eerie feel due to the numerous sections wider that five inches. Right from the start there are mostly wide features linked with the occasional moderate nailing section. Excalibur is slightly harder, more involved and stranger than Dihedral Wall.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: November 15, 2013
El Capitan - Excalibur A3 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Excalibur is route number 4.
Photo: Tom Frost
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