Stellar and mostly moderate, New Dawn is mega classic. It is slightly more difficult than Mescalito because it's more circuitous, and because there are many fixed heads and original rivets on the route that would be difficult to replace should they break or fall out. Awesome route up El Cap's most amazing Dawn Wall. Lay Lady and El Cap Tower are stellar bivies, and Wino Tower and the Dawn Wall ledge below the summit are sweet hangs.

Trip Reports

Trip Reports



1. Partner
Damian Benegas, Willie Benegas
Sep 1996 (first one day ascent)