Shortest Straw, El Capitan A4 5.7

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 6 days
Approach time: 45 minutes
Descent time: 4 hours
Number of pitches: 16
Height of route: 1800'
Overview
After 20-plus ascents, Shortest Straw is much easier than its original grade would indicate, although there are still a few serious sections. It is a "modern route" characterized mainly by discontinuous features linked with hooks and rivets. The Straw registers as a bit more difficult then Lost in America, but not as difficult as the Sea of Dreams.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: October 24, 2012
El Capitan - Shortest Straw A4 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Shortest Straw is route number 28.
Photo: Galen Rowell
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