El Cap

Type: 
Rock
Description: 
To the right of Chuff is an easier angled groove, about 4m wide, called El Cap Groove, which yields the following two routes.
Reference: 
14
Pitch(es): 
#EwbankAlpine (Technical)Alpine (Commitment)Alpine (Mt Cook)AidWater IceMixedBoulder (Hueco)LengthBoltsTrad
11520mYes
 

Climb the left hand corner of the groove onto a ledge. Then continue up the corner, over a rock spike to a large mossy ledge. Then climb the easier angled rock above to the overhangs. A direct route through a cleft in the overhangs (15) is possible. So too is an easy exit out right (13) but the original exit was between these. A deep two-finger hold solves the problem. Note: now very mossy!

Grade: 
15
Quality: 
0
Gone: 
0
Length: 
20m
Bolts: 
0
Natural pro: 
1
Ascent: 
Kevin Conaglen, Geoff Nightingale, 07/02/82.
UUID: 
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