Type: Trad, 70 ft
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

An outstanding finger/handcrack, one of the best of the grade in the Meadows. Lots of varied jams.

Location

In the main Olmstead area. Check Falkenstein's guidebook for more details.

Protection

Takes a range of gear from blue TCU to a #2 camalot. A #7 or 8 stopper is handy. 2-bolt anchor at the top.

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zwang  
The first tough moves are trying to fight the barn door moving through the lower buldge to a good hand jam. Plenty of opportunities for protection. The next crux is fighting the pump through the upper finger crack which is a mix of great finger locks and thin pin scars, with one last hard move to the bolted anchors. Great climbing, great pro, feels longer then it actually is. Sep 7, 2009
Tommy L-D
5.11b
Tommy L-D  
5.11b
Woof, I must have been having an off day because these thing felt reallllly hard for 11a. Great climb that protects really well, and with nice next anchor bolts + chains on top Aug 8, 2016
John Clark
San Francisco
  5.10d
John Clark   San Francisco
  5.10d
Secure and good rest stances the whole way up. Good soft 11a to break into the grade. If you feel that it is insecure, then you need better footwork. Jun 11, 2018
J. Albers
Colorado
  5.11a/b
J. Albers   Colorado
  5.11a/b
There is no chance that this route is 10+, its solid at 11-. For e.g., its a notable step harder than Five and Dime, which is pretty standard for 10+. I think that many people will find the flaring jams at the top to be pumpy and insecure. Just thought I'd clear that up given one of the comments above. Jun 12, 2018
John Clark
San Francisco
  5.10d
John Clark   San Francisco
  5.10d
If the first part of The Enema at cookie cliff is 10c hands and Mr Natural is 10+ fingers, then this is definitely 10+, but a lot less awkward/difficult. Jun 21, 2018