Southwest Base Area Mostly trad climbing31 routes in sector
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Walk to the base of 'The Nose' of El Capitan. The first climb you will come to along the base of the cliff is 'Moby Dick'. 'Pine Line' is accesssed by traversing along the ledge to the right of 'Moby Dick'. To get to 'La Escuela', etc, keep heading up the scree covered slopes at the base of the cliff.
Start on La Cosita right, then move up the bolted arête to the shared chain top anchor. Pro to 2".
FFA: Chris Craig, Mike Creel, 1988
Pro to 2".
FA: TM Herbert, Steve Roper, 1963
Pro to 4".
FFA: Dan Doody, Bob Kamps, Galen Rowell, Wally Upton, 1962
Starts atop 'Little John, Left'. Pro to 1.5". This route can be top-roped by ascending the Heart Ledges fixed lines and swinging over to the bolted top anchor.
FFA: Dale Bard, et al., 1972
Pro to 3".
FFA: Jack Turner, Royal Robbins, 1962
FFA: Ken Ariza, Mark Carpenter, Dimitri Barton, 1985
Pro 2 ea. to 4".
FFA: Bob Kamps, Frank Sacherer, 1963