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Battle of the Bulge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Climbing on Face-book T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Do or Fly T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Grenade Launcher T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Machine World 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V2 5+
Puppy Crack T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, TR, 30 ft
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Shared By: Rich Graziano on Apr 1, 2008
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

Description

Nice hand and finger crack. The crux is 15 feet or so off the deck. It's a great crack for teaching basic crack climbing technique.

Location

It's a two minute walk south of the backcountry permit center. It's located on the northwest side at the very base of the dome.

Protection

Eats all kinds of pro (nuts, SLCDs, hexes, etc.) and there are stout natural anchors on top.

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Sasquach Broom
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Sasquach Broom   Flagstaff, AZ
 
Would be GREAT if it were longer! Jul 7, 2009
Josh Cameron
California
  5.6
Josh Cameron   California
  5.6
Great intro. for beginner leaders to Tuolumne. Aug 31, 2011
Kevin Heckeler
Las Vegas, NV
 
Kevin Heckeler   Las Vegas, NV
 
Easy to build a gear anchor. Trees get tired at crags like this from overuse. Given enough time there will be no trees. If you can use a gear anchor and walk off climber's left. Good climb and very well protected. Sep 17, 2011
Matt N
Santa Barbara, CA
Matt N   Santa Barbara, CA
Lead to RIGHT of trees to save them rope wear! Also your top rope shouldn't run along them this way. Jul 23, 2012
Steven Wolpe
Ojai, CA
 
Steven Wolpe   Ojai, CA
 
Great intro to climbing in Tuolumne. Really fun, but really short! Helped me get a feel for jamming.

No need to stress the trees, good placements for cams, just need to be extended. Aug 13, 2015
Larry Shaw
Boulder, CO
 
Larry Shaw   Boulder, CO
 
Great place for beginners to be introduced to crack technique, or trad leading. To bad it isn't longer. Feb 20, 2016
Carl Hamer
Dirleton
Carl Hamer   Dirleton
Fantastic introduction to crack climbing by our YMS guide. Not sure on US grades but based on the comversion to UK grades I would suggest it's undergraded. But it's my first time climbing in US. Jul 13, 2018

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