Jake and I made a fairly snappy ascent of Freeblast – the first 11 pitches of Salathe on El Cap. As I’d done it before, I was belay bunny for the day. Jake freed every pitch with just a couple of slips on the crux slab pitches. 7 hours in all. We abandoned the gear at Heart Ledge and we’ll be back on Friday to finish the route over the following 3 days.


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