The Mordor Wall
Avg: 3.4 from 19 votes
|Type:||Trad, Aid, 500 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III|
|Page Views:||9,662 total · 74/month|
|Shared By:||Zach Allen on Apr 3, 2007|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionA beautiful outing on clean, water-streaked granite. Mordor Wall links interesting features up one of the proudest parts of Cathedral. A perfect warmup for clean aid walls in Yosemite, and a worthwhile outing in and of itself. Jim Surette freed some pitches including the first and the roof pitch.
P.1 A bathook move off the ledge takes you to a right angling flake (slightly expando?) and then up to a bolted belay. (C1+)
P. 2 A rising traverse on amazing, streaked granite. Alternate bolts and bathooks on the traverse. (the number of bolts has grown over the years) and then up a thin seam sprouting some fixed heads to a bolt anchor. (C2 F)
P.3 A0 Bolt ladder to a nice 5.9 finger crack (easily aided at A1) takes you to a great sidewalk ledge. (C1)
P. 4 Up off the ledge and awkwardly through the roof with great exposure, clipping a fixed bong at the lip. Incredible position. (awkward C1)
P. 5 Easy aid or 5.9 free up lower angle crack system to a sloping ledge. Occasionally wet/dirty. Scramble off or rap the route.