Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The Rostrum
Select Route:
Blind Faith 
Kauk-kulator 
North Face, The 
Notch Route, The 

The Notch Route 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: unknown
Page Views: 2,049
Submitted By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 24, 2009
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
The Rostrum Pitch:
Matthew Fienup enjoys incredibl...
  • 2012 Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>
  • Fifi Buttress To Close! MORE INFO >>>

  • 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.



    Photos of The Notch Route Slideshow Add Photo
    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...
    Comments on The Notch Route Add Comment
    Show which comments
    By Matthew Fienup
    Administrator
    From: Ventura, CA
    Aug 24, 2009

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