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By Greg Smith
From: Canon City, CO
Aug 3, 2007
Can anyone tell me how to add a route on this page? One of my favorite climbs "The Mark of Art" branches off this climb right before the offwidth and continues straight up for another 70 ft. It is awesome!
From: Sacramento, CA
Aug 3, 2007
|Greg, just click the "Add Route" button above.|
By Bryan G
Apr 2, 2011
"When do these climbs typically dry out? I'm hoping to get on some the end of April..."
The El Cap base is climbable year-round. A handful of routes will get hit by seasonal runoff coming down from the rim, but most of the climbs dry out pretty quick. After a major rain storm it usually takes a couple days of sun. After a snow storm it can take a week or longer for things to get dry, depending on how much snow gets dumped. Watch out for falling chunks of ice and be aware there is an increased chance of major rockfall following any storm. But in general the El Cap base is one of the best cragging spots in the Valley proper during the fall, winter, and spring.
By Eric T.
From: St. Augustine, Florida
Apr 3, 2011
|Rad, thanks for the beta Bryan!|
From: Santa Monica, CA
Oct 13, 2014
Beta for Alcove Swing:
As of few weeks before October 2014 it's been cut and shortened. :(
I heard some douches tried to get five people on it at once and core-shot the rope after slamming back into the slab part.
By Vlad S
Oct 14, 2014
|Yeah, hiked up to the alcove swing last week for nothing. Shame on you people, who did this. The rope was pretty much new and bomber just when I was there in May.|