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Routes in The Rostrum

Blind Faith T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Kauk-kulator T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Le Bachar T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
North Face, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Notch Route, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Static Cling T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Elevation: 4,463 ft
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Sep 23, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15 Details

Description

The Rostrum is a beautiful pillar of gray rock with sheer orange sections and beautiful crack systems. It is visable directly across from the Reed's Pinnacle area and is distinguishable by it's blocky summit. The climb to do is The North Face (5.11c), commonly called "The Rostrum," but also Blind Faith -- a burly crack system to the right, and the Kaukulator -- a short climb near the halfway ledge of the formation.

The Rostrum faces north and is a great shady spot in the summer heat.

Getting There

Take HWY 41 out of the Valley and follow it through a tunnel and on to a long stretch of stone wall. Park at the pullout along this wall or at a dirt pullout just past it. The descent trail begins at the west end of the wall and descends directly to the summit area, and then skirts steeply down the west side of the formation. The halfway ledge is visible through the trees, and shortly thereafter a series of three single-rope rappels takes you to the base. It would also be possible to approach via HWY 140 from the vicinity of the Generator Crack area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Rostrum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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The North Face
Trad 8 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Kauk-kulator
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5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 14
Blind Faith
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The North Face
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
Kauk-kulator
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Blind Faith
 14
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
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There are seasonal closings for bird nesting in spring to early summer. Jun 24, 2007

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