Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Jim Beyer and Bob Sullivan, 1978
Page Views: 2,780 total · 20/month
Shared By: Sirius on Apr 13, 2007
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


Excellent and varied pitch that begins in a large left-facing corner that is easily visible from the trail. The line moves away from the corner after a few moves, following a lieback and thin hands crack around a small roof and up a short, steep ramp. Steep hands in double cracks lead to the massive roof that caps the lower half of the dihedral - traverse left under this roof, passing a second crux, to access the anchors. Rap rings, single rope rap to the ground.

A second pitch may continue up the obvious undercling, though the condition of the anchor on top is unknown to me.


From the Chapel, follow the horse trail down-valley. After ~150 ft, look for a trail that breaks up and left to the obvious cliff face. The dark dihedral of Heathenistic Pursuit is hard to miss.


Doubles to 2". Some may want to triple up in the 1.25" (.75 BD) size, though not necessary.


Billy Smallen
Salt Lake City, UT
Billy Smallen   Salt Lake City, UT
Great route! Can be climbed in the rain, bring repellent in the summer. Oct 24, 2011
Alexey Zelditch
San Jose
Alexey Zelditch   San Jose
curious about second pitch..
what is the anchors for it?
anyone done it recently? May 13, 2013
Arch Richardson
Grand Junction
Arch Richardson   Grand Junction
Thuggish lieback. Packs a lot in 60 ft. Great gear throughout. Jul 30, 2016
Andrew U
Yosemite, CA
Andrew U   Yosemite, CA
rating is a bit of a sandbag, but its a classic and I think it should stay that way ;) Nov 16, 2016