Type: Trad, TR, 60 ft
FA: John Grant Hiskes
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Shared By: Sketchy Sam on Jul 13, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


Fun, technical 5.9 fingercrack. Can be toproped by scrambing up a gully with a tree to the left. Beware the old toprope anchors have been chopped. Set a gear anchor in the crack for TR and then climb up another 15-20 ft to when finished to rappel from a tree.
Will S
Joshua Tree
Will S   Joshua Tree
Very short, bomber finger locks, takes great pro and you can sew it up every few feet if so desired with tcus. With those attributes, makes a good first lead for someone breaking into .9 fingers. Also makes a good solo.

Descend by downclimbing the chimney with tree just to the left of the route. Nov 17, 2006
Can lower off of the tree above the ledge. Great thin crack! Oct 19, 2008
Chris M
Hailey, ID
Chris M   Hailey, ID
No bolts- belay off tree and then rap. If route was longer it would get more stars. Due to the blocks at the base, it is necessary to place gear often if climbing at your limit. Oct 17, 2009
Mark P Thomas
Mark P Thomas   Draper
Eats nuts nicely too, and these leave more room for fingers. Apr 5, 2011
Gabe K
Palisade, CO
Gabe K   Palisade, CO
Photos of two climbers leading the route 2/11/12. Feb 13, 2012
All up in yo bidniss.
TacoDelRio   All up in yo bidniss.
Slippery feet, awesome fingers. As stated before, a solid solo. Apr 22, 2013
Jux Tolle
Los Angeles, CA
Jux Tolle   Los Angeles, CA
This is an awesome 5.9 finger crack. I would recommend this as the warm up for the 5.9 variation on Nutcracker. It's easily accessible and very similar but shorter.

Nuts and x4's sewed this up. Maybe a .5 or .75.. Sep 19, 2016
King Tut
Citrus Heights
King Tut   Citrus Heights
I dunno, always thought this one was 10a? Meh, what does an OF like me know?

Anyways, this is one to sew up if you are not solid to avoid a deck (has happened). Don't gun for the top, stop and place gear (that way you get your money's worth too). Jan 1, 2017