Traffic Jam on the Nose
This is photo #23 in a series of 32. You can click here to return to Photo #1.
This is a shot from Scorched Earth looking west towards El Cap Tower and Texas Flake on the Nose route. It was taken from the P7 belay.
El Cap Tower is the middle of three prominent ledges, and Texas Flake is separated from the Cap by the chimney above.
Notice the traffic jam, with parties on both El Cap Tower and Texas Flake one pitch above. The route above Texas Flake goes up and left to Boot Flake (you can just see its base) and from there follows the infamous King Swing penji.
You can also see a climber in red on Mescalito. From a full-size image, I could see that it was Pete Davies from England, who was doing Mescalito with Tom Randall, MrHardgrit, also from England.
You can click here for the last shot of Pete looking happy.
|Photo Location:||North_America: United_States: California: Yosemite_National_Park: Yosemite_Valley: El_Capitan|