Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Ken Ariza, Kurt Smith, 8/85.
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 17, 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


Up left of the falls and right of a large, loose alcove is this fine crack climb.

Climb the crack to a two bolt anchor.

Rappel 80 feet.


Pro to 2".


Yesterday, I saw an entire family skinny dipping in the pool at the base of the falls from this route. Good times. Oct 27, 2008
San Francisco
tallmark515   San Francisco
Looks like an old aid line. The bulk of this route is made up of what appears to be piton scars (pods) that can be used for bomber finger locks. Two distinct cruxes: one about 20 feet up, the other within 10 feet from the top and everything else is sustained 5.10 climbing with good rests disappearing after second half of climb. Most of the route appears to be vertical.

The top crux is amazing and requires a few one armed pull-ups off of one-finger locks in pods.

Bring small sized offset nuts and a few smaller sized hybrid aliens for pods. You'll thank yourself later.

This is not a give-me 5.10. Oct 12, 2009
Ian G.
Ian G.   PDX, OR
I had a blue alien disintegrate on me on this route! Dec 7, 2009
Osprey Overhang   ...
The route takes good pro the entire way so long as you have a couple of your smallest pieces for the top. 5.10 climbers of all abilities should be able to have fun on this route! Feb 21, 2010
Seattle, WA
JCM   Seattle, WA
Really nice short finger crack; long moves between juggy finger locks. Great fun. Eats stoppers. May 15, 2012
Vincent Gallegos
Vincent Gallegos  
This climb was about 20 10c moves in a row with a few 10d moves thrown in. Takes good gear but is not a great beginner 5.10 climb, unless beginners are suddenly good at 2 finger pull-ups. Shady and refreshing in the summer heat! Jul 2, 2018