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Routes in 30 - The Rostrum

Blind Faith T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Kauk-kulator T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Le Bachar T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
North Face, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Notch Route, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Static Cling T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Type: Trad, 70 ft, 2 pitches
FA: unknown
Page Views: 3,930 total, 39/month
Shared By: Matthew Fienup on Aug 24, 2009
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details

Description

A classic picnic route, and the easiest way to access the top of the Rostrum.

Rappel 60 feet from trees into the notch between the South Rim and the Rostrum. Establish a belay on a comfortable ledge. Step boldly right onto a rounded arete, with 1,500 feet of air beneath your heals. Take a moment to enjoy the incredible exposure, then jam your way up and left to the top of the Rostrum.

Unless you are using a tyrolean to get back to the rim, rappel 70 feet from bolts back into the notch. Climb an easy, right-facing corner back to the rim.

Location

When standing on the rim, looking out to the Rostrum, walk left into the trees until you are directly across from the obvious bolt anchor atop the Rostrum. The initial rappel descends the corner that will later be climbed back to the rim.

Protection

The Rostrum pitch (5.6) uses tiny gear to 1.5 inches. The Rim pitch (5.4) uses a few pieces in the 2-3 inch range.

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Matthew Fienup
Ventura, CA
 
Matthew Fienup   Ventura, CA  
 
This route is one of my very favorite ways to introduce people to climbing in Yosemite. Simply awesome. Aug 24, 2009