El Capitan, Mirage. In September Jim Pettigrew, Kim Schmitz and I climbed a new route on the west face of El Capitan. The route lies between the West Face route and the Lurking Fear route. The apparently blank lower face required only 33 holes, the total for the route. The climbing was predominately enjoyable 5th class crack climbing. We spent three nights on the wall, the first two in hammocks. NCCS VI, F10, A4.
James D. Bridwell