|Type:||Trad, 1 pitch, 100'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]|
|FA:||Henry Barber, 1975|
|Submitted By:||Brad G on Feb 5, 2009|
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By Osprey Overhang
Jan 7, 2012
|Cleaned by Ron Kauk, Werner Braun, 1975|
From: San Francisco
Dec 10, 2015
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Start the route with an unprotected face traverse on knobs from left to right (5.8/9). Turn the corner to a chimney and a fist crack. This section protects with a #4 BD and a #3 BD on a double-shoulder length runner.
Turn back around the corner and move onto a perch and the start of the finger crack. Unclip the big cams to prevent rope drag and place a few pieces in the crack so you are safe. The finger crack eats up yellow alien and green alien sized cams. I brought 4x yellow size and 4x green size as my rack but it is possible (not necessary) to get in some larger size nuts, .5 BD and blue alien size pieces.
At the diorite knob mid-route, the route goes from straight in crack to liebacking the offset side of the crack. There are different ways to approach this section but eventually you'll want to place some gear at your head and fire that bodylength section (crux). Falls are big but clean unless you can wiggle in gear from the lieback.
Classic and safe with a bouldery crux.
From: Bishop, CA
Jul 17, 2016
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
|Great route! Not very long or pumpy like most Yosemite finger cracks, but the crux is bouldery and in your face for sure, although I didn't think it was harder than 12a. For the finger crack I brought doubles from .2 - .5 BD Camalot and was happy, as well as a #3 and a 48 in runner for the start. If climbing in the summer when the water level is low, wait to climb early in the morning or in late afternoon shade.|