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Mick Fowler, b. 1956, Great Britain
Dean Potter, b. 1972, USA
Steph Davis, b. 1973, USA
Wojciech „Voytek” Kurtyka, b. 1947, Poland
Wolfgang Güllich 1960-1992, Germany

Jim Bridwell (b. 1943)

- Welcome to Afganistan, El Capitan, new route on the far right side
The Beast Pillar VII A5 5.10b WI4+ M6, 1500m, Mooses Tooth, new route – direct start to The Dance of the Woo-Li Masters, the team spent 30 days completing the route in capsule style, at half height they joined the 1981 line, partner: Spencer Pfinsten,

- Oddysey (VI, 5.9, A4), Grandes Capucin, new route, partner: Giovani Groaz

- The Useless Emotion VII 5.9 WI4 A4, ca. 1430m, Bear’s Tooth, new route on the east face, partners: Terrt Christiansen, Glenn Dunmire, Brian Jones, Brian

- Heavy Metal and Tinker Boys VI 5.10 PDH, El Capitan, (“Pretty Darn Hard” in “Abbreviated Aid Rating System”), new route on the southeast face, partners: Boulos Ayad, Tyson Hausdoerffer
- Experimental Earth V 5.10 A3, 10 pitches, Paria Point, Zion, new route, partners: Mark Bowling, Ron Olevsky

Newfoundland ice routes
- Lurking Fear VI 5.10 A3, El Capitan, ascent
- Triple Direct VI 5.9 A2, El Cap
- Wyoming Sheep Ranch VI 5.10 A5, El Capitan, ascent without cheater stick

- Classic Route, Eiger North Face, ascent

- Shadows VI 5.10 A5, Half Dome, new route, final push of ten days, partners: Cito Kirkpatrick, Charles Row, William Westby
- West Face (VI 5.11b), El Capitan, free ascent

- Exocet VI 5.9 WI6, Cerro Stanhardt, first complete ascent via East Face, new route, partners: Greg Smith, Jay Smith
- El Condor VI 5.11 A2, Aguja Desmochada, new route on the West Face, partners: Glen Dunmire, Jay Smith

Everest, West Ridge
Mout Spender, Chinese Karakoram, leader of the first American expedition to the region
Big Chill 5.10 A5, Half Dome, first ascent, partners:  Peter Mayfield, Sean Plunkett, Steve Bosque

Tawoche, east face, attempt, partners: John Roskelley, Naoe Sakashita

Trans-Borneo crossing

- Pumori 7145m, South Face, new route in winter, seven days of climbing on the final push, partners: Jan Reynolds and Ned Gilette
- Changtse III, Tibet, first ascent 

- Zenyatta Mondatta VI 5.10 A5, ElCapitan, new route, partners: Peter Mayfield, Charlie Row;
- The Dance of the Woo-li Masters, VII A5 5.10b, 1500m, Moose’s Tooth, East Face, new route in winter, partner: Mugs Stump

- The Shroud, Grandes Jorasses, Chamonix
- Petite Capucin, Chamonix 

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- Compressor Route 5.10 A3, Patagonia, first complete ascent of Cerro Torre, alpine style, the summit was reached on the second day of climbing, partner: Steven Brewer
- Kichatna Spire, new route on north-west face and second ascent of the peak, partner: Andrew Embick
- Ptarmigan Spire, new route via east ridge from Cool Sac Glacier and couloir between Ptarmigan and Citadel, partner: Andrew Embick

- The Nose in less than a day with Dale Bard
- Sea of Dreams VI. 5.10 A4, El Capitan, first ascent, partners: Dale Bard, Dave Diegelman
- Zenith VI 5.9 A5, Half Dome, first ascent, partner: Kim Schmitz
- Bob Locke Memorial Buttress VI 5.11b A4, Mount Watkins, first ascent

- West Side Glory VI 5.10 A4, El Capitan, with Kim Schmitz and Jim Pettigrew
- Bushido VI 5.10 A4, Half Dome, first ascent, partner: Dale Bard

- Great Moments in Baseball 5.11, first ascent, partners: Mark Graham
- Gold Ribbon VI 5.10 A3, 15 pitches,  Ribbon Falls, first ascent, with Mike Graham, sixty percent free 
- The Outside Face 5.10, Phantom Pinnacle, first free ascent, partners: Mike Graham, Roger Breedlove
- Pinky Paralysis 5.11, first ascent, partner: John Bachar 
- South-East Pilar 5.10 A1, El Mocho, Cerro Torre group, Patagonia, first ascent, partner: Bob Staszewski 
- Mojon Rojo, Cerro Torre group, Patagonia, first ascent, partners: Bob Staszewski, Bok Killip and John Nitschke  
- Mirage VI 5.9 A4+, El Capitan, first ascent, partners: Jim Pittigrew and Kim Schmitz

- The Nose in a day (15 hours), partners: Billy Westbay, John Long 
- Pacific Ocean Wall VI 5.10 A5, El Capitan, first ascent, , 9 days, 5 pitches of A5, the most difficult route on El Cap at the time, partner: Billy Westbay, accompanied by Fred East and Jay Fisk (cleaning and hauling sacks)
- Free Blast 5.11, El Capitan, first free ascent, partners: John Long, Kevin Worral, Ron Kauk, Mike Graham
- Wailing Wall 5.12, Tuolumne Meadows, second 5.12 in the country, partners: Dale Bard, and Rock Accomozo

- Freestone 5.11b, Geek Towers, first ascent
- Right Side of Folly 5.10d, first free ascent

- Straight Error, Elephant Rock, first ascent
- Hot Line IV 5.10 A1, Elephant Rock, first ascent, four pitches of 5.10 and two of 5.9, only six pitons were used for aid, partner: Mark Chapman
- Mental Block 5.10, three pitches, partner: Dale Bard
- Central Pillar of Frenzy, 5.10, 8 pitches, Middle Cathedral Rock, partners: Roger Breedlove, Dale Bard, Ed Barry

- Complete Nabisco Wall 5.10c, Cookie Cliff, first ascent
- Left Side of Hourglass 5.11, second ascent 
- Cream, second ascent of great Mark Klemens’ route
- Basket Case 5.11, first ascent, the most difficult off-width in the USA, partner: Mark Klemens

- Aquarian Wall VI 5.9 A4, El Capitan, first ascent of the route between the West Buttress and the Dihedral Wall, with Kim Schmitz
- Outer Limits 5.10c, Cookie Cliff, first ascent
- Catchy 5.10d, Cookie Cliff, first ascent
- Butterfingers 5.11a, , first ascent
- Wheat Thin 5.10c, Cookie Cliff, first ascent

- New Dimensions, Arch Rock, first ascent,  the first 5.11 in the United States, line follows overhanging had-jams and flared chimneys for four pitches, partner: Mark Klemens
- Vain Hope V 5.7 A3, Ribbon Falls, first ascent, partners: Royal Robbins, Kim Schmitz

- The Nose VI 5.10a A3, two days ascent
T- riple Direct VI 5.10 A3, El Capitan, first ascent , the first 10 pitches of Salathe, 7 pitches of Muir Wall above Mammoth Teraces, and the upper 13 pitches of The Nose above Camp 4 ledge, partner: Kim Schmitz
- Salathe Wall VI 5.8 A3, El Capitan, three day ascent

- Stoveleg Cracks, El Capitan, first free ascent of Stovelegs pitches of The Nose, realization of Frank Sacharer’s idea
- East Face VI 5.10 A4,  Higher Cathedral Rock, first ascent
- South Cetral V 5.10a A3, Washington Column, first ascent
- Braille Book  5.8, Higher Cathedral Rock, first ascent
- North Face V 5.9A2, Quarter Dome, first one-day ascent
- West Face of Leaning Tower V 5.10c A3, first one day ascent

- Direct Northwest Face VI-5.10A3+, Half Dome, second ascent

- Ahab 5.10a, El Cap base, first ascent
- The Slack, Left 5.10b, El Cap base,  first ascent
- Snake Dike 5.7, Half Dome, first ascent, partners: Eric Beck,Chris Fredericks

- North Buttress 5.10a, Middle Cathedral Rock, first free ascent, few other routes at that time had as much 5.10 climbing as this route, partner: Frank Sacharer
- South Face V 5.9 A2, Washington Column, first ascent
- East Face 5.10 A2, Washington Column, first ascent

- Northeast Buttress,  Higher Cathedral Spire, first ascent
- Rixon's East Chimney 5.10a, Rixon's Pinnacle

First trip to Yosemite Valley


See also
Angels of Light
Defying Gravity
Big Wall Climbing
 Climbandmore special
Why Yosemite? Answers by Top Climbers
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Smith-Gobat and Astorga's records in Yosemite Valley
Honnold links Half Dome and The Nose in 8h
Lee Cossey Sends Three El Cap Free Routes
The Huber Brothers Set Another Speed Record
Remarkable repeats of Free Rider
Second free ascent of Southern Belle in 18 years
North Face of Rostrum, Yosemite Valley
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