Pacific Ocean Wall, El Capitan A3 5.9

 
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

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ricardo

Gym climber
San Francisco, CA
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   Oct 22, 2005 - 12:31am
here are some beta tidbits

the dowel ladders are sane -- you will clip some dowels, but there is good gear sprinkled in between.

there is a 1/4" bolt with an SMC hanger that is broken on the pitch above the black tower. If someone brings a new SMC hanger and hardware to replace the existing hanger that would be great.

the pitch leading up to to the high brow bivy is a junk show -- i laughed my way up ..
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Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
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   May 17, 2005 - 08:44pm
I posted some beta just after an ascent several years ago on Tuan's Yosemite web page. In fact, most of that beta was incorporated into the supertopo (with some errors). A great historic route, but if you don't have a decent amount of wall experience, get them somewhere else before hoping on this route. I only say that because I've heard of folks hoping on this as their first El Cap route.
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clustiere

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 17, 2004 - 05:28pm
 
Any other feed back on this route considering it in summer
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Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
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   Aug 25, 2003 - 11:08am
The American Safe Climbing Assn. may have replaced anchor bolts on this climb. To find out visit the ASCA Replacement Page

The ASCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to replacing unsafe anchors. To learn about helping the ASCA click here


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Gabe

Advanced climber
Mill Valley, CA
Jul 26, 2002 - 10:08pm
 
FUN!!! Whats up with the beley on the last pitch??
You get three bolts with oval rings on each bolt,
they used to be round! Thank God the bags are light.
Fun! FUN! FUN!! climb safe.
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El Capitan - Pacific Ocean Wall A3 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Pacific Ocean Wall is route number 17.
Photo: Galen Rowell
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