Nose Pack used during the first ascent of the Nose. Donated by Rich Calderwood.
Nose gearSelected gear used on the first ascent of the Nose of El Capitan, 1957 and 1958. This picture was originally published in the 1959 American Alpine Journal.
This pito, made by Frank Tarver, was made by sawing off the legs of an old wood stove. These pitons proved to be the key to getting past the wide cracks on the lower third of the Nose of El Capitan during the first ascent. These cracks are called the Stovelegs to this day.