Access issues inherited from Yosemite National Park

It is a national park.


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.


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Pro to 2.5".

FA: Yvon Chouinard & TM Herbert, 1962

FFA: Steve Wuncsh & Mark Chapman, 1973

Alternate P3 finish for La Escuela named after the late Micah Dash. Pro to 3" with extra 2" cams.

FFA: James Selvidge & Melissa Michelitsch, 2010

FA: Eric Beck & Steve Williams, 1969

Pro to 6", 2 ea. 2"-5".

FA: Chuck Pratt & Royal Robbins, 1965

FFA: Pat Ament & Larry Dalke, 1967

Pro to 6". P2 and P3 often linked.

FA: Charlie Raymond & Wally Reed, 1958

FFA: Pat Ament & Larry Dalke, 1967

Fabulous steep jam crack from narrow hand to offwidth. Pro to 6" with doubles to 3". Two rope rappel.

FFA: Frank Sacherer & Mike Sherrick, 1964

Pro to 3", 2-3 ea. 0.75"-1.5".

FFA: Mark Chapman & Art Higbee, 1974

Small pro. Usually top-roped by climbing the first 40ft of Sacherer Cracker to the bolts.

FFA: Tobin Sorenson & John Bachar, 1974

Pro to 4".

FA: unknown

FFA: Clint Cummins, 1988

Offwidth/lieback/chimney variation up the large flake on the left.

FFA: Bob Kamps, Galen Rowell, Dan Doody & Wally Upton, 1962

Pro to 4". Stem, jam, chimney, and mantel your way up this surprisingly steep pitch.

FFA: Bob Kamps, Galen Rowell, Dan Doody & Wally Upton, 1962

Pro to 3.5". Traverse right along the horizontal crack (and a piton), then mantel your way up the bolted blunt arête.

FFA: Pete Takeda & Eric Kohl, 1991

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

Difficult fingers at the start leading to a sustained wide section. Beautiful climbing.

Pro to 4.5", 2 ea. 4".

FFA: Franch Sacherer & Steve Roper, 1963

FA: Herb Swedlund & Penny Carr, 1963

Pro to 6".

FA: Frank Sacherer & Jim Bridwell, 1964

FFA: Charles Cole & Rusty Reno, 1988

Pro to 2". Bolted top anchor. Two rope rappel.

FFA: Wally Reed & Mike Borghoff, 1963

Pro to 1". Bolted top anchor. Two rope rappel.

FA: Mark Chapman & Rick Sylvester, 1971

FFA: Clint Cummins & John Lockhart, 1988

Face climbing left of the P1 of Salathé Wall. Pro to 2". Two rope rappel.

FFA: Clint Cummins & Dan Nguyen, 1988

FFA: Joel Ager & Clint Cummins, 1989

Pro to 2.5". Bolted top anchor. Two rope rappel.

FA: Jim Sims & Steve Roper, 1963

FFA: Chris Fredericks & Frank Sacherer, 1965

Pro to 2". Bolted top anchor.

FA: Glen Denny & Eric Beck, 1963

FFA: Vern Clevenger, 1975

Pro to 2".

FFA: Jeff Schaffer & Greg Schaffer, 1966

P1 and P2 only of the Salathé Wall. Pro to 4".


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