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Wall of The Early Morning Light - A3+ popular

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8 A3+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

A historic, if not classic, line up a great section of the wall. This route was Warren Harding's last FA on El Cap, and has been the site of at least two acts of vandalism. Royal Robbins, on the SA, chopped many bolts and dowels, which were later replaced. A few years ago, an escaped lunatic doing a "new route" smashed some of the belay hangers flat so he could belay and haul from hooks instead. Someone might have already repaired the hangers by now. If in doubt, contact ASCA and bring some new bolts and hangers.

Submitted by: apollodorus on 2006-03-26
Views: 2558
Route ID: 75370

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty A3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JacekCzyz3 on 1998-06-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Dawn

Did in 6 days spring 1998

Added: 2010-02-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8 A3+
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rexcarrs on 1993-07-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A beautiful route, super classic

A route I'd climb again and I'm not much for repeating El Cap routes!

Added: 2008-01-12