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|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Tom Fender, Vic Tishous, 1966.|
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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.
The Reid guide shows it as three pitches, but it's great to do it in two with a 60 meter rope. There are three trees on the route. Climb to the third tree, make a hard left, 10' to the corner. There's a nice little ledge there where you can sit and belay. Another long pitch goes to the top.
The carabiner signs posts (there are 2) are not easily spotted from the trail on the approach. When you get an information signpost titled "Profile of a Waterfall", back up 50 feet and look to your left. You'll see the carabiner signpost tucked into the woods about 30 feet from the trail. Follow it up and it'll lead you to the second signpost, which is right at the start of the route. You will need to go up the 3rd class and right along a ledge for the first belay at a tree/bush/ledge.
Descent: Right at the top there are two paths to the left, one goes down and one goes up. Go up!!! The down path leads to an extremely small path on the edge of a cliff, with a short downclimb. If you fall, slip or trip there you will die. The paths meet later. You can rappel from the bolts you find with a 60 meter rope, if you don't want to walk/slide down the slabs near them.