American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, California—Yosemite Valley, Kolana Dome, West Face, El Capitan, Mediterraneo Route

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  • Publication Year: 1984

El Capitan, Mediterraneo Route, 1982. Four Spanish brothers, José Luis, Miguel Angel, Carlos and Javier Gallego, made a new route on El Capitan in October 1982. In the lower part it was between the Magic Mushroom and Salathé routes and in the upper between the Muir Wall and the Nose. They took 27 days to make the climb which was two-thirds free up to 5.10 and one third aid with five A5 pitches and seven pendulums. A photo appears on page 80 of Der Bergsteiger, August 1983.

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