North America Wall, El Capitan A2 5.8

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 5 days
Approach time: 30 minutes
Descent time: 4 hours
Number of pitches: 27
Height of route: 2400'
Overview
The southeast face of El Capitan was named the North America Wall after a giant section of diorite in the middle face that resembles the shape of the continent. This was the first route on the wall. It attracts those who want something a little off the beaten track but not too difficult. It is as difficult technically as the Zodiac but more demanding because of the longer length and many traversing pitches.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: November 16, 2008
El Capitan - North America Wall A2 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
North America Wall is route number 19.
Photo: Galen Rowell
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