Avg: 4 from 486 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 3000 ft (909 m), 31 pitches, Grade VI|
|FA:||FA: Warren Harding, Wayne Merry, George Whitmore, 1958 FFA: Lynn Hill, 1993|
|Page Views:||347,463 total · 1,915/month|
|Shared By:||Steven Lucarelli on Feb 27, 2007|
|Admins:||Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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.
Here are a few tips that might improve a parties chances of success and enjoyment on the route. First if you and or your partner(s) can lead 5.10 solidly this will greatly speed up the amount of time it takes to climb this route as a large percentage of the climb is 5.10 or easier. Second study the topo carefully because there are numerous opportunities to either link or use alternate belays in order to skip pitches (a team of three can also skip hauling certain pitches with some good planning). Unavoidable factors are the number of parties on the route and the weather, both of which can make the route not so classic. For pitch by pitch info and topo's the "Yosemite Big Walls Supertopo" guide book is highly recommended.