Mescalito, El Capitan A3 5.8

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 7 days
Approach time: 20 minutes
Descent time: 4 hours
Number of pitches: 26
Height of route: 2700'
Overview
Mescalito is steep, sustained and exceptional. It is hard to imagine a better route up a more incredible wall. Mescalito is easier than the Pacific Ocean Wall and as difficult as the Shield but much more sustained. Almost every pitch is rated A2 or A3.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: January 20, 2011
El Capitan - Mescalito A3 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Mescalito is route number 15.
Photo: Galen Rowell
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