Avg: 3.7 from 116 votes
|Type:||Trad, 130 ft (39 m)|
|FA:||Chuck Pratt & Tom Frost, August 1964|
|Page Views:||9,249 total · 52/month|
|Shared By:||Euan Cameron on Feb 1, 2007 · Updates|
|Admins:||Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen|
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 climb starts with the technical crux, a polished finger crack. Thankfully this is short and leads to a very good ledge and rest. If you ever want to hear sticky rubber squeak, this is your climb!
What follows is a great hand jamming sequence, up to the midway point of the climb. The crack slowly widens to wide hands, then to off width and finally to a polished chimney.
When you reach the anchors, take deep breaths and marvel at this classic climb, and wonder why size 8 friends never caught on.