Freerider, El Capitan 5.12D

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 4 days
Approach time: 10 minutes
Descent time: 4 hours
Number of pitches: 35
Height of route: 2900'
Overview
Free Rider is a 4-pitch variation to Salathe Wall. It avoids the two 5.13 pitches on the Salathe Headwall with some 5.12 pitches. Free Rider is currently the easiest and most popular way to say proudly "I have free climbed El Capitan". (You can't proudly say you have free climbed El Cap if you do the West Face or East Buttress because these routes are so far to the sides on much smaller sections of the wall).
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: November 15, 2008
El Capitan - Freerider 5.12D - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The Salathé Wall ascends the most natural line up El Cap.
Photo: Mark Kroese
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