El Cap Tower In Morning

No bathroom but you can't beat the view

Middle Cathedral
Climbing El Capitan, the view across the valley is of Middle Cathedral Rock, a 2000 foot cliff.
Anchor Bolt
Metal anchor bolts inserted into into the rock wall secure the hanging cot known as a portaledge. Each bolt is strong enough to hold up a car.
Pee Bottle
Climbers must be careful to keep the route clean. When nature calls, #1 is best relieved in a bottle.
Poop Can
All human waste must be deposited in a sealed container and carried up (and off) the climb. El Capitan is classified as a wilderness area, with strict rules about keeping it clean.
Coffee Cups
Just like at home, coffee is a necessity.
El Cap Tower In Morning
Alex Honnold’s
audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. A gifted but hard-working athlete, Alex “No Big Deal” Honnold is known as much for his humble, self-effacing attitude as he is for the dizzyingly tall cliffs he has climbed without a rope to protect him if he falls. Honnold has been profiled by 60 Minutes and the New York Times, featured on the cover of National Geographic, appeared in international television commercials and starred in numerous adventure films including the Emmy-nominated “Alone on the Wall.”
Alex Honnold's Website
Lynn Hill
when she was just 17, was already an elite climber living in Yosemite’s Camp 4 and completing numerous first ascents. Soon thereafter she was traveling the world, winning competitions, and upping the standards for women in the sport. In 1992, she returned to her California roots to make the first free ascent of the Yosemite’s Nose route, becoming the first person - man or woman - to climb the iconic route in this pure, next-level style. Her climb of the Nose is widely recognized as the one the most noteworthy achievements for women in sports.
Lynn Hill's Website
Tommy Caldwell
recently completed the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan. His climb garnered unprecedented attention from the media, transforming Caldwell into arguably the most famous climber in the world. Caldwell is nominated as National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
Tommy Caldwell's Website