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Kelly leading pitch 1 with another party up on the...
This very popular route lies in the farthest left book. The climbing is obvious.
Descend to the left.
Pro to 2.5".
Looking down on the 2nd pitch of Munginella
Looking down the final corner of Munginella.
fun easy climb
From: Oakland CA
Jul 24, 2007
wow... great description.
Anyway, this was my first valley lead several years ago. I think the reid guide shows it as 3 pitches, but it's great to do it in 2 with a 60m rope. There are three trees on the route. CLimb to the 3rd tree, make a hard left, 10' to the corner. A nice little ledge where you can sit and belay. Another long pitch to the top.
From: Concord, CA
Sep 18, 2007
Don't forget to scramble up a farely obvious ramp to the tree/bush/ledge and begin the 1st pitch there.
|By Steve Powell|
From: Alhambra, California
Sep 21, 2008
the trail description in the Supertopo guide is wrong. the carabiner posts no longer exist, except for the one at the route beginning.
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 21, 2009
To add to caughtinside's comment, the total route length is about 300' and easily climbed in two 150' pitches.
From: Estes Park, CO
Mar 28, 2010
We found two carabiner posts today: one tucked into the trees near the start of the approach (somewhat hard to find), and another right at the base of the wall where you scramble up for the first pitch of Munginella (very obvious). Awesome route!
|By Chris D|
From: the couch
Jul 9, 2010
like the guidebooks say, pay attention at the top of the route for loose rock, and not just until you've unroped at the tree.
Rocks you turn loose on your way to the descent will rocket down the dihedral, launching onto climbers below you. Just pay attention.
|By aaron hope|
From: Walnut Creek, CA
Oct 21, 2010
I'm really surprised that no one has commented on how dirty the second pitch is. Don't get me wrong - I thought this was a fun cruiser climb, but I was blowing and wiping sand off of holds for the last 50 feet, trying not to slip. I guess it sprinkles down on the climb from the trail above?
|By Rodger Raubach|
Mar 15, 2011
A Yosemite classic at the 5.6 level. That said, it still tends to be gritty and dirty from constant dirt and rockfall, knocked down from above. This is an absolute "must wear a hard hat" area! The first pitch is a real kick!
|By Dan Plinska|
Apr 25, 2011
This is a truly relaxing route. It rounded off our Yosemite trip quite well. I found #.75 - #2 Camalots and larger BD stoppers to be my best friends.
From: Pacifica, CA
Jun 14, 2011
it can be done in 2 pitches with a 50 meter if you belay at the highest stance or simul climb for 10 ft. on the first pitch.
|By Rodger Raubach|
Jul 29, 2012
Just be careful after topping out and try not to dislodge rocks on others below. The ledge is dirty and very loose. Still one of my favorites after many years. Some really good but easy climbing!
|By Johnny Y|
Nov 15, 2012
watch out for ants-infested cracks that are often very inviting hand jams. Ran into one on first pitch and they were all over my body biting before I could put a piece in and hang (they even followed my rope up as I was belaying my second)!
Nov 25, 2012
The trail is not obvious, and the post is around 50' back off the trail. Look for it around 50 yards before the bridge.
|By Andrew TST|
Nov 26, 2012
2nd Multi-pitch route in Yos. lots of fun super cruisy with a great view of the falls halfway through the 2P. Try out the short bolt alt. to the right on P2. Have fun, I did!