rating of el captain

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i am a fairly new climber and my dream is to climb el cap does anyone know what some of the rating are on the different pitches.

-- michael rogers (rockclimbermichael@hotmail.com), October 15, 2001


It depends on the route you are climbing. There's tons of routes that range from C2(easy aid) to A5(realy hard and death falls). As for free climbing most routes you can get by with 5.8 to 5.9. A great site is www.supertopo.com it has a topo of the nose for free.

-- Zach (zachrenae@msn.com), October 15, 2001.

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