New El Cap­i­tan Route

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Alex Hon­nold and Tommy Cald­well freed a new mon­ster route on El Cap­i­tan. The new all-free climb heads up a vari­a­tion to Early Morn­ing Light and New Dawn to the right of The Nose. The route was a project started by Leo Hould­ing nearly 20 years ago. He’d freed pitches up to the top of El Cap Tower and called it Pas­sage to Free­dom. Kevin Jorge­son had joined Cald­well and Hon­nold, but he wasn’t on the fi­nal free push. Cald­well said the route has “some of the most spec­tac­u­lar climb­ing I have found.”

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