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|Type:||Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 5 pitches|
|FA:||Jim Bridwell, Roger Breedlove, Dale Bard, 1973|
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|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Sep 21, 2006 · Updates|
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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: Begin in a right-facing corner on the right side of the pillar. Climb this slick corner to a final difficult move pulling onto the pillar itself. Belay at bolts. This pitch is the crux and is 5.9.
P2: Head left and up a great 5.9 finger crack system to another bolted belay.
P3: Continue up through a 5.8 roof and then up a 5.8 OW to another belay. This pitch and the next are probably the best on the route -- save a bigger cam for above the roof.
P4: Climb sweet twin cracks up to another bolted belay. 5.8.
P5: Continue up one more pitch (beginning with a chimney) of nice cracks to a final belay. 5.9.
Rap with double ropes down across the face (not over the route) to climber's left. Another double rope rappel brings you to an anchor on the left-hand arete of the pillar, over Bircheff-Williams (The Great Wazoo belay). Continue with double rope raps down the left-facing corner on the left side of the pillar.
Do not leave food in your packs -- the bears know.