Moby Dick, El Capitan 5.10a

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 45 minutes
Approach time: 20 minutes
Descent time: 10 minutes
Number of pitches: 1
Height of route: 150'
Overview
Once a standard-setting 5.9, today Moby Dick is rated 5.10a and is still stout for its grade. Technical climbing off the deck is followed by sustained, widening and sometimes awkward moves. The second crux, a fist crack at the top, is just a hair narrower than a true off-width crack. Bring a healthy selection of 2-4? cams to adequately protect this wide section.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: March 18, 2014
El Capitan - Moby Dick 5.10a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The base routes are scattered to the left of the SE Buttress.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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