Type: Trad, 105 ft
FA: Bruce Morris, Kevin Leary & Bill Taylor, November 1977
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 28, 2006 with updates from abandon moderation
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

This climb is down and left of the start of "Royal Arches Route", and just right of the creek coming from Royal Arches Cascade.
Climb a flake and thin crack to a two bolt anchor.

Location

From the Ahwahnee parking lot, follow the horse trail toward Washington's Column. Take a left just past the first stream and follow a climber's trail up toward the waterfall. Follow the base of the cliff to the right to find the start of the climb.

Walk off the top to the left.

Protection

Thin. Bring a standard rack. Include up to a #4 Camalot for the bottom flake.

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Jorge
  5.10- PG13
Jorge  
  5.10- PG13
There are no bolts at the top of this route. There is an easy walk off. Mar 20, 2007
M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
 
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
 
Super fun. Crux is easy to protect with a couple of small cams. 105' rap to ground from fixed slings. Jul 20, 2007
Herndon  
I call this the easiest 5.10 on Earth. Definitely worth doing, though. Feb 11, 2010
The two moves of 5.9 on Peruvian Flake make this one of the best leads for climbers who are trying to break into the 5.10a grade.

From the Ahwahnee parking lot, follow the horse trail toward Washington's Column. Take a left just past the first stream and follow a climber's trail up toward the waterfall. Follow the base of the cliff to the right to find the start of the climb.

Bring a standard rack. Include up to a #4 camalot for the bottom flake. The crux is a good quality finger crack half way up the climb.

Walk off to the left. Mar 18, 2012
Teun
 
Teun  
 
This route is like a puppy, cute at first, then it tries to bite you, but it can't with its tiny teeth, so then it just rolls over to get its belly scratched! Jun 4, 2013
Climbing Ivy
Reno-Tahoe
 
Climbing Ivy   Reno-Tahoe
 
varied in size and character from section to section but lots of fun nonetheless.

the thin finger crux is not sustained nor polished and takes bomber gear. may i spill gear betas - green aliens!! Jun 6, 2013
Bruce Morris
Soulsbyville, CA
Bruce Morris   Soulsbyville, CA
FYI: I did this with Kevin Leary and Bill Taylor in November 1977. Mar 24, 2016