Type: TR, 100 ft
FA: Jim Adair, Sam Slater, Bruce Dicks, 1977
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Shared By: John Peterson on Mar 10, 2006
Admins: Morgan Patterson

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Although the FA was done on lead, this climb is almost always done on toprope. Start at the memorial plaque and then work left up the face, eventually finishing on the arete just right of Carey Corner. A superb line.

The plaque at the base of this route is a memorial to Jim Adair, who died in Yosemite. His father, Bob Adair, is a physics professor at Yale and is famous for a book on the physics of baseball. The Adairs have given generously to the RMF.


This climb is at the right end of the cliff - the Adair memorial marks the start.


If done on lead, bring your best style. Don't expect any fixed pro.


Marc H
Longmont, CO
Marc H   Longmont, CO
Does anyone know if the plaque ever got replaced after it went missing? Nov 26, 2007
John Peterson
John Peterson  
The plaque was replaced once about 5 (?) years ago. I haven't heard of any further problems with it. Nov 26, 2007
This route is can be led without dire consequences. True, there is a frightening run-out midway up the route, but the crux has a secret RP placement that gives excellent protection. Aug 10, 2009
Isn't the plaque a clear violation of CT climbing ethics? That is clearly defacing the rock and should be chopped! Right? Oct 21, 2010
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
A bit R, but this is CT afterall. 11a Jan 26, 2011
  5.10+ R
  5.10+ R
Strongly recommend taking a few HB offset brass nuts if you are considering leading this puppy.... Aug 5, 2013