Ascent Notes for: North America Wall -
Average Rating : 4.75/5
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A little trickier than I expected!
after fixing to 4, we did the route in 5 days. I split the leading with javier and zack was dedicated "lower-out penji-man". We really had fun and besides getting a lead rope jammed on P14 there was nothing that went wrong. Placed about 7-10 pins. The ledge on P11 is more like a bivy for 2 than 4, the eye is a nice bivy for 3 (2 low and 1 at anchors) and the igloo at 25 is a stellar bivy for 2-3 and would be just fine for 4 people (3 tight in cave and 1 on block outside cave). You can haul to 25 (igloo) from 23 on a 60m to avoid hauling up the blocky 5.6.
Witnessed by: javier, zack, folks in the meadows
Always engaging, never scary, lots of traversing and swinging around....
Witnessed by: Young Andrew
Really historic route. There is some stellar pitches and then some absolutely chossy nightmares i.e the upper pitches of the black dihedral. We did a clean ascent, but pitches 2 and three have tons of heads. Also many sawed angles could be useful. Overall a pretty cool route if you want something thats not too hard yet off the beaten track.
Witnessed by: Payton
fun advenurous first el cap route, not your average line.
Witnessed by: andrew christensen and scott adamson