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Anti-Ego Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Chicken Pie T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Deception Gully T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Just for Starters S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Knob Hill Ropest T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pot Belly T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pot Belly (left variation) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sloth Wall T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unnamed T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad
FA: Steve Miller, Jerry and Elsie Anderson, 10/72.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Sep 27, 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


This climb is up and right of "Pot Belly".
The best approach is to climb "Pot Belly" first pitch, or go up a gully to the right.
Walk right, to the base.
Follow a crack to a flake, then up knobby rock to a belay at a tree, with rap slings.
Either rappel or climb a flake and more knobs to the top.


Pro to 2".


Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
Bill Olszewski   Colorado Springs, CO
Real good route on good rock. I'd give it 3 stars if it didn't downgrade so dramatically. Worth doing nonetheless as the lower system is all of 5.7 and the upper slab is runout and fun. May 15, 2009
Rodger Raubach  
Nice route on really good rock. Protection is good. My first climb in Yosemite in over 20 years, and loved it! Sep 4, 2010
Brianna Chrisman
Brianna Chrisman   Stanford
The crack is super super fun but I did NOT like the run out slab at the top. Extend all your pieces because you have to traverse way way left when the crack ends. I got really mental with the rope drag + potential swinging fall + runout even though it is like a 5.4... guess I won't be leading snake dike anytime soon.

You can rap down with a 60m btw (but barely); you end up in the left gully and then walk down. May 30, 2017
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Benandstuff   Winston-Salem, NC
There are a pair of bolted anchors on this climb on the plumb line. Not sure when they were put in but they are incredibly convenient for top-roping with a 60M and eliminates the need to traverse to the left at the top. Nov 16, 2017
Xander Bremer
San Francisco, CA
Xander Bremer   San Francisco, CA
Only the bottom 25 ft are at grade, and really only the well-protected crux is 5.7, maybe 5.8. After that very cruiser. Apr 30, 2018

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