The first 11 pitches were established ground up by Leo Houlding, but when he reached El Cap Tower he couldn't find a way to continue. Almost 20 years later Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold worked out a line and took the route to the top of the crag, keeping Leo's original name.
In an unusual quirk, on pitch 4 Leo was unable to find a way past a short blank section of wall. To make the route possible he bolted an Alfa Romeo badge (which used to belong to a car owned by Tim Emmett when he worked as a sales rep. for DMM) to the wall which could be used as a hold to pass the section.
3 recorded ascents, including 1 unsuccessful ascent.
|Climber||Style||Ascent Date||Suggested Grade|
|Alex Honnold||Lead (Worked)||Between 28th Oct 2019 and 31st Oct 2019|
|Tommy Caldwell||Lead (Worked)||Between 28th Oct 2019 and 31st Oct 2019|
|Leo Houlding||Lead (Did not finish)||1999|
Leo climbed the first 11 pitches, attempting to establish a new free line ground up, but couldn't find a way forward from El Cap Tower.