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|Type:||Trad, 1000 ft (303 m), 12 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Wally Reed, Chuck Pratt 8/58, FFA Steve Roper and Mark Powell 1962|
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Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions.
Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15.
Always check the Yosemite website Peregrine Closure page at nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/… for the most current details and park alerts, and to learn more about the peregrine falcon, and how closures help it survive. This page also shares closures and warning due to current fires, smoke, etc.
P1: Lieback to fingers to a small belay stance (or continue up to large ledge with pine tree). (5.9)
P2: Hands to a wide pod to a ledge. (5.8)
P3: Sustained fingers (5.7) through a couple of small roofs to a ledge. (5.8)
P4: Incipient cracks head straight up, through where a large scary white flake used to be. Traverse up and right past two pins to huge "Crescent Ledge." (5.8)
P5: Follow right-facing dihedral on left side of ledge up, increasing in difficulty (5.6), or traverse left to the 5.5 R flakes. (5.6)
P6: Another dihedral up and left. Where it really steepens, step right onto the face past knobs and small placements. Either lieback on the right-hand side of the roof (5.7), or pull straight through at a pin (5.9).
P7: Follow ledges up and right, staying toward easier ground. (5.7 start, then 5.4)
About four more pitches of easy ground. Simul what you can. (mostly 5.0, occasional 5.4 to 5.6)
Descent: walk off the back side, and most of the way back to the start of the climb to regain climber trails back to the road.