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Question About Lost Arrow Tip Spire Approach


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BJB · · Texas · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 195

I'm trying to figure out how to get to the juniper tree at the rim that is used to rappel into the notch to climb lost arrow spire tip. Can someone confirm if I have the right idea for the approach? Or, if someone has GPS coordinates, for the juniper tree in particular, I'd appreciate that.

Here's my idea of the approach: From Camp 4, take the Yosemite Falls trail all the way up to the top of Yosemite Falls (I don't know how many miles this is). At the top of the falls, cross the creek and head towards "Yosemite Point." (Don't know how far that is either). At Yosemite Point, I will be able to see a juniper tree (or possibly a bolted anchor 30 feet below it) and I use that to rappel into the notch where I can then reach the spire.

Is this right?

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
BJB wrote:I'm trying to figure out how to get to the juniper tree at the rim that is used to rappel into the notch to climb lost arrow spire tip. Can someone confirm if I have the right idea for the approach? Or, if someone has GPS coordinates, for the juniper tree in particular, I'd appreciate that. Here's my idea of the approach: From Camp 4, take the Yosemite Falls trail all the way up to the top of Yosemite Falls (I don't know how many miles this is). At the top of the falls, cross the creek and head towards "Yosemite Point." (Don't know how far that is either). At Yosemite Point, I will be able to see a juniper tree (or possibly a bolted anchor 30 feet below it) and I use that to rappel into the notch where I can then reach the spire. Is this right?
You don't need to go all the way to Yosemite Point. Just cross the creek, *carefully* make your way across the slabs at the rim (if you slip, you die) for a few hundred yards and the tree becomes very obvious.
Jay Swamidass · · Anchorage, AK · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 30

The easiest way to get there (I think) is just hike on the trail all the way to Yosemite Point. There you'll find the overlook railings. Just go directly to the right along the slabs and down until you see the tip. It shouldn't take more than 5-6 mintues from Y. Point. The tree will be fairly obvious, and you'll see the bolts for building your rap anchor towards the edge. Good luck!

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