Salathe Base, El Capitan 5.10c

   
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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: 2
Height of route: 150'
Overview
This is one of the best 5.10c finger cracks in Yosemite offering superb jams over a full rope length. The demanding straight-in finger jams are made easier with stemming between double cracks. Continue up the second pitch for great 5.8 hand and fist jams or continue up another nine pitches and climb the full Free Blast route. Or, what the heck, climb another 34 pitches and climb one of the greatest free climbs in the universe: Salathé Wall (5.13b).
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: October 22, 2012
El Capitan - Salathe Base 5.10c - 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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