West Face, El Capitan 5.11c

 
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

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pitu

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barcelona, spain
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   Jul 10, 2010 - 08:18pm
Credit: pitu
Credit: pitu
Credit: pitu
Very good route, ideal for one day of adventure. Clean rock. We did about 12 hours car to car. Its important to start early, in order to climb as much as you can into the shade. The approach to the route can be tricky at the end. We carry 5 liters of water, it was ok.
I feel the second pitch is dangerous, just after the traverse (few moves of 5.10b with really bad pro, with bad fall.) There are other pitches a bit runout but not as bad as the second: the pitch after the downclimb, and two pitches before the tanksgiving ledge (it has a mandatory mantel to reah a bolt).
We get lost on the pitch 10, where the route crosses a white dike. I have drawed the variation that we did (runout variation) and the original route I presume it was the right one.
The exit after the tanksgiving ledge is very obvious, with sunlight.
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Chris McNamara

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Mar 8, 2011 - 10:40am
 
great beta here including the Roper Green Book description

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=854339
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