FKT: Ben Koss - El Capitan (CA) - 2020-11-04

Route variation
Nose Ascent
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Total time
1h 54m 55s

This is self supported because I stashed a pack and water at the yosemite falls trailhead, otherwise I wouldnt have had any water for the return trip. 17:30 from base of el cap to Yos falls trail head.I  followed the difined trail then ran on the road against traffic for about 2 miles then cut into camp 4 to reach trail head. took 50 minutes to mostly power hike to the top of the Yos falls trail, then 48 minutes for the 4.6 miles to the top of el cap and down to the prow of the nose. The final segment was hillier than expected. Finding the tree is pretty straighforward. Its the largest tree that sticks the furthest out towards the valley.