Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: Dimitri Barton, 1988
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Oct 4, 2008
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin ., Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


This is a great novelty sport climb up the NW arete of the Killer Pillar. It follows the heavily featured arete up cobble stones and patina edges. The rock is very steep, and the crux, a boulder problem through a roof halfway up, packs a lot of exposure.


Rap in from bolts on top of the Killer Pillar to a pedestal belay stance at the base of the route. Depending on where you rap, you may have to clip in to bolts to stay into the wall.


Draws. A few long slings to extend the anchor over the edge.


Denver Colorad
ANGUS WIESSNER   Denver Colorad
Went to finds this route with no luck this discription is not helpful at all. More info please Oct 6, 2015
Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
Did you find the top of Elephant Rock at least? From the end of the climbers trail continue straight passing near the summit, and then walk a bit left down some slabs. If you come to the edge of the cliff and aren't ontop of the Killer Pillar, then you'll probably at least have a vantage point where you can see it. Be careful to not knock anything down, as there could be parties far below.

Oct 6, 2015
Denver Colorad
ANGUS WIESSNER   Denver Colorad
Thanks this helps a lot I was looking more where ur photo says summit wouldn't have found it with out ur photo!!!!! Oct 7, 2015