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Are there any routes on El Capitan that go free under 5.11a ? I'm talking about top to bottom, 20 to 30 pitch climbs. same question for Washingtons Column. less pitches of course. thanks,

-- -Wayne (steepfriends@earthlink.net), February 01, 2001


No. East Buttress is 5.10b, but generally not considered "top to bottom". The easiest would be West Face, 5.11b with 20 pitches.

-- Q.-Tuan Luong (luong@ai.sri.com), February 01, 2001.

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