Ninety-six Degrees in the Shade
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This climb ascends a dull arete on the far left side of Chapel Wall. Climb up good edges passing well placed bolts. The difficulty increases at the halfway point, but is relatively soft for the .12c grade.
Park at the Chapel and walk toward the cliff. Follow the trail to Bridalveil Falls for 50 yards or so. Take an obvious footpath to the left when the cliff almost reaches the trail. When you reach the cliff, follow the trail left passing Heathenistic Pursuit and the large fallen chuck of granite that has formed its own pinnacle. The path diminishes here but continue left (east) past a rock fall section and up a sandy slope. Ninety-six begins up an arete just before a left (east) facing corner with a bolted crack.
|Comments on Ninety-six Degrees in the Shade
By Eric Gabel
Oct 25, 2012
I believe "96 degrees in the shade" goes up the steep face right of the corner called "bush fire" 5.10c (the bolts have been removed) and left of the arete that you climbed. There are 2 lines on the arete, one on the left and one on the right. The one on the right is called "pink panther" 5.11b. Don't know what the left one is - Eric Gabel
By Vlad S
Oct 5, 2015
The bolts on this route are a good candidate for replacement. 6 out of 8 of them are rusty spinning 5/16" buttonheads.