Flight of the Albatross, 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: 10 minutes
Descent time: 4 hours
Number of pitches: 21
Height of route: 2900'
Overview
This route is a less crowded, slightly harder but less classic alternative to the Shield. The line ascends moderately sized features linked by a couple of bolt ladders on one of the most spectacularly clean and steep sections of El Cap. The route is mostly A1 and A2 with only two pitches of A3+, making it a good introduction to moderate/hard aid.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: November 26, 2010
El Capitan - Flight of the Albatross A3 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Flight of the Albatross is route number 6.
Photo: Tom Frost
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