West Buttress, El Capitan A3 5.9 or 5.13c

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 2.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 4 days
Approach time: 1 hour
Descent time: 5 hours
Number of pitches: 20
Height of route: 2000'
Overview
The West Buttress is an old-school adventure climb. It follows a continuous crack system up wide, often grassy cracks. There are few bolts or crowds. The mandatory free climbing is similar but more sustained than the Salathé Wall. The aid climbing is harder but less sustained than Zodiac.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: November 15, 2008
El Capitan - West Buttress A3 5.9 or 5.13c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
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