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The Notch Route 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 24, 2009

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Description 

A classic picnic route, and the easiest way to access the top of the Rostrum.

Rappel 60 feet from trees into the notch between the South Rim and the Rostrum. Establish a belay on a comfortable ledge. Step boldly right onto a rounded arete, with 1,500 feet of air beneath your heals. Take a moment to enjoy the incredible exposure, then jam your way up and left to the top of the Rostrum.

Unless you are using a tyrolean to get back to the rim, rappel 70 feet from bolts back into the notch. Climb an easy, right-facing corner back to the rim.


Location 

When standing on the rim, looking out to the Rostrum, walk left into the trees until you are directly across from the obvious bolt anchor atop the Rostrum. The initial rappel descends the corner that will later be climbed back to the rim.


Protection 

The Rostrum pitch (5.6) uses tiny gear to 1.5 inches. The Rim pitch (5.4) uses a few pieces in the 2-3 inch range.



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Michael McKay enjoys easy laybacking as he climbs back to the south rim after a trip out to the Rostrum.
Michael McKay enjoys easy laybacking as he climbs ...
David Hoffberg uses a tyrolean traverse to get back to the rim after climbing the Notch Route, on the Rostrum. <br /> <br />The obvious right-facing corner in the background (with a bush growing from the crack partway up), can be used to climb back to the rim from the notch (5.4).
BETA PHOTO: David Hoffberg uses a tyrolean traverse to get bac...
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By Matthew Fienup
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From: Ventura, CA
Aug 24, 2009

This route is one of my very favorite ways to introduce people to climbing in Yosemite. Simply awesome.