Native Son, El Capitan A4 5.9

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 7 days
Approach time: 45 minutes
Descent time: 4 hours
Number of pitches: 17
Height of route: 1900'
Overview
Native Son may be the steepest route on El Capitan. The climbing is characterized by an equal mix of large, straightforward systems and small features requiring intricate navigation. The Coral Sea is one of the more dangerous pitches in this book and the Wing is one of the steepest. Make it through the first six pitches of Native Son and the rest of it will feel easy.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: October 24, 2012
El Capitan - Native Son A4 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Native Son is route number 23.
Photo: Galen Rowell
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