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|Type:||Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Vern Clevenger, June 1977|
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|Shared By:||john durr on Jul 25, 2009|
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Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions.
Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15.
Always check the Yosemite website Peregrine Closure page at nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/… for the most current details and park alerts, and to learn more about the peregrine falcon, and how closures help it survive. This page also shares closures and warning due to current fires, smoke, etc.
Pitch 1 runout up the very easy smooth apron to a right leaning, right facing thin dihedral with pretty good gear until it ends at a steep face with a horizontal crack. Great cams can be found in this horizontal 3 feet either right or left to replace the missing pin, but you will have to work for it. Make the wild crux mantle to clip a welcome bolt. Golden edges and a mantle past 2 more bolts then make a wild thin traverse left to another horizontal and a bolted belay. 5.10c PG 50 meters.
Pitch 2 easy traverse 10 feet right to a thin 5.9 dihedral with good gear to horizontals. Move left past a loose flake. Further left and up past 2 bolts with great knobs 5.9+ to a 0.75" cam under a flake, wild face climbing to the right up the flake to a bolted belay 5.10-. 30 meters.
Pitch 3 starts left then goes right on unbelievable thin face and knobs past 7 bolts. Most of the time will be spent making 5.10 moves with a bolt below your feet. Finish up and right to a thin dihedral. Gear belay here. 5.10b PG 50 meters.
Scramble 4th class to the top about 20 meters.
To descend, walk down from the top west cross the stream that drains Cathedral Lakes and then down easy slabs class 2. Hike back to your pack. This should take about 15 minutes total.
Rebolted by ASCA 2002 so all the bolts are new and shinny. Long slings and double ropes help on this wandering route.