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Route History:

  • First Ascent: Dave Bircheff, Phil Bircheff & Jim Pettigrew, 1976

  • First Free Ascent: Tommy Caldwell & Beth Rodden, Jun 2006


Located in El Capitan approx:
Lat/Long: 37.733722,-119.630306

Route Grade Citations

YDS:5.7 AIDC:C2 NCCS:VI Community registered grade
VI 5.10 A3 Yosemite Climbs: Big Walls
VI 5.13c or 5.7 C2F
5.7 C2F Yosemite Big Walls

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 81%

Lead Styles

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