Intro/Strategy

Dihedral wall is natural and moderate. Climbing this route is touching a piece of 1962 history--getting up El Cap following one of the longer, continuous crack systems. No pitches stand out as super splitter/noteworthy, but the experience of climbing this historic route is awesome. The free climbing at the top is fun because you move faster than you have for several days; the hauling on the last several low angle pitches is difficult.Climb Dihedral Wall after you've climbed the Shield and Never Never Land.

Trip Reports

Trip Reports

History

Speed

1. Partner
14h:06mins
Hans Florine, Steve Gerberding
Sep 2002 (hammerless--first one day ascent)