South Seas, El Capitan A4 5.8

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 7 days
Approach time: 30 minutes
Descent time: 4 hours
Number of pitches: 24
Height of route: 2500'
Overview
This is a slightly more difficult and much more spectacular start to the Pacific Ocean Wall. The first five pitches are STEEP! The difficulties come more from the strenuous steep placements than from the fall danger, which is pretty tame. The climbing is characterized by medium and large-sized features connected by a few rivet ladders.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: November 10, 2011
El Capitan - South Seas A4 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
South Seas is route number 16.
Photo: Galen Rowell
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