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Routes in South Flank

14 Karat S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Alimony Cracks T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Alimony Cracks, right T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Fingertips S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Great Circle, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Guide Cracks 1 T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Guide Cracks 2 T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Guide Cracks 4 T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Guide Cracks 3 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hogwash S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
It Is Finished S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Liberation T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Prespiration T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Trad, 100 ft
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Shared By: M. Morley on Jun 17, 2007
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


Climb the left of two parallel cracks at the left side of the cliff. The crux is pulling through a short, steep section (5.8). Beyond this, easy climbing leads to a bolted rap anchor.

Two raps with a single 60m rope will get you back to the ground. The second rap is a full 100', so be careful. You can also TR Fingertips from the lower anchor.


The parallel cracks just right and uphill from Fingertips at the left end of the cliff.


A light rack up to 3".


Anders   Berkeley
Fun little climb. For a spicy top out option, climb through some beautiful, low angle knob climbing (5.5 X). We did it 'cause my partner left a biner at the top of Crescent Arch. I didn't want to leave anything behind and it looked possible. Not an established route to my knowledge but the first pitch is a ton of fun especially because it's basically free solo for the first 200 feet! Some gear and easy simul after that. Aug 21, 2011
Matt N
Santa Barbara, CA
Matt N   Santa Barbara, CA
We really need a 5 star system here on MP - 2/5. Good for its length, but like the guide cracks, crux followed by cruising. Perfect-sized hand jams through the crux for me. Jul 5, 2012
Johnny Y
Johnny Y   California
Anyone knows what the right crack with the wide pod goes at? May 28, 2013
Both my partner and I found the right crack to go at 5.8. I added a separate page for it, it's well worth doing. Jul 30, 2017
carl al
carl al  
cruiser with one steep jam crux, solid gear. Sep 4, 2018
Bill Lundeen
Lee Vining, CA
Bill Lundeen   Lee Vining, CA
Spicy little move for the crux of a great crack! It's losing that left foot as the crack both steepens and jogs left that makes it tricky. Sep 4, 2018
Reno, NV
Ancent   Reno, NV
You can rap and/or toprop with a single 70 m from the top anchors. No need to do two rappels. The belayer and climber have to start from a little ledge ~10 feet off the ground. It's a stretcher, so knot your rope, but it's nicer than the alternative if there's no line. 5 days ago

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