Salathe Wall, El Capitan 5.13b or 5.9 C2
Avg time to climb route: 4 days
Approach time: 10 minutes
Descent time: 4 hours
Number of pitches: 35
Height of route: 2900'
OverviewThe Salathé Wall is El Cap's most natural line and possibly, as Royal Robbins dubbed it, "the greatest rock climb in the world." While some would argue that the Nose is more classic, there is no doubt that Salathé contains pitch after pitch of exceptional climbing. The aid cruxes are slightly trickier than those of the Nose and there are more wide cracks, including some mandatory 5.9 off-widths. One highlight of the route is the fact that most of the belays are at a good stance or ledge.
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