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Bluffer, The 
Captain Hook, Left 
Captain Hook, Right 
Delectable Pinnacle, Right  
El Cap Tree 
Footstool, Right, The 
Hardly Pinnacle 
Indubious Battle 
La Arista 
La Cosita, Left 
La Cosita, Right 
La Escuela 
Little John, Left 
Little John, Right 
Mark of Art 
Masquerade/Call Me Ishmael 
Moby Dick 
Moby Dick, Left 
Party Mix 
Peter Left 
Peter Pan 
Pine Line 
Pterodactyl Terrace, Left 
Pterodactyl Terrace, Right 
Reeds Leads 
Sacherer Cracker 
Salathe (pitch 1) 
Seedy Leads 
Short But Thin 
Slack ( center), The 
Slack, Left, The 
Sparkling Give-away 
West Buttress (pitch 1&2) 

Pterodactyl Terrace, Left 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jim Sims, Steve Roper, 4/63.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 16, 2006
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Climb the first pitch of "Salathe" to where it is possible to movr right and up a corner to the terrace.
Rappel 150'.


Pro to 2.5".

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By Rodger Raubach
Jul 23, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

Even though it's been a while since I climbed this route, I remember it well. The crux is a short but almost vertical corner and finger crack that abruptly ends at the tiny and completely flat summit of this exfoliation flake pinnacle. An exciting little climb. Rap anchor needs to be replaced!

By Rodger Raubach
Mar 23, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

I believe the FFA was ~1965 by Chris Fredericks and Frank Sacherer.

By Greg Barnes
Dec 15, 2011

Chris McNamara replaced the anchor around 1999 or so.

By Darshan Ahluwalia
From: Petaluma, CA
Jan 2, 2012

The guidebook rates this as 10a R. While slightly intimidating, the gear is there. Bring lots of small cams, small offset nuts, and plenty of slings.