East Ledges Descent, El Capitan n/a


Yosemite Valley, California USA

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Hobart, Australia
May 31, 2013 - 08:25pm
The wild dykes shown in the photo are called "The Spiders' Web"--they're a major landmark and often a critical orienter for night-time descents by headlamp...

wild dikes called The Spiders' Web
wild dikes called The Spiders' Web
Credit: deuce4
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
May 31, 2013 - 06:01pm
On 5/24/13 the route labeled "B" in the supertopo is fixed. HOWEVER, on third B rappel (the rappel that goes to the big ledge with two trees in the topo), the rope has a few core shots and has been tied up. This mean you need to pass a knot (very hard to do with a haul bag!) or bust out your own single 60m rope for that one rappel.

Don't try and pull up the rope and re-fix it as there will no longer be enough rope left to reach the ground.

If none of this makes sense, then just do all the rappels with your own ropes.

Also, these are THICK ropes. A Petzl Reverso 4 barely works. A Petzl GriGri 2 barely works as well. Best to have a belay device that takes bigger ropes.
El Capitan - East Ledges Descent n/a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
East Ledges Descent
Photo: Clint Cummins
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