Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: Bill Price, 1980
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Shared By: Brad G on Apr 27, 2009
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

A classic overhanging finger crack. The climbing starts with bomber locks until you hit a hand jam rest. From there the crack gets thinner and the climbing gets harder. The whole thing is really damn hard though. Overhanging climbing with microscopic foot holds makes this a major test piece. Have fun!

Location

A hundred feet right of the Great Escape. Look for the obvious splitter up there on the ledge.

Protection

green through grey alien size pieces

Photos

I was told a good way to prepare for this climb. "Place a vice grip on each of your fingertips and keep them on for twenty minutes or so. Do this repeatedly until you begin to like the way it feels. Then you will be ready to give Cosmic Debris a solid go." Jan 22, 2010
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
f/a Bill Price Jan 30, 2010
Colin Simon
Boulder, CO
Colin Simon   Boulder, CO
Is it feasible to set up a toprope on this sucker? Nov 28, 2010
randy baum
Minneapolis, MN
randy baum   Minneapolis, MN
honnold free soloed this a couple days ago. said it felt soft. Sep 25, 2011
skinny legs and all
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
skinny legs and all   Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
I believe Steph Davis got the first female ascent of this classic line sometime in the latter half of the 2000's. Jan 15, 2014