The Nose of El Capitan, Yosemite, is the first route climbed on a rock face of this scale, requiring on its first ascent 45 days of climbing over 18 months. Nowadays, it is still one of the most beautiful, classic, and sought after, rock climb in the world. Frank Levy and I climbed the Nose in April 1994 as our first multi-day big-wall. As the the climb turned out to be long, sustained, and exposed, it took us four very full days.
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