Type: Trad, 800 ft, 7 pitches, Grade V
FA: Vern Clevenger, Tom Carter, Alan Bard, and Bob Harrington, July 1978
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Shared By: Monica Jones on Aug 30, 2009
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


The crux is a section of 5.11A slab that's a little run out, but over a shiny, retrofitted bolt. You should link the 5.8 and 5.9 runout pitches because there's really isn't any protection, save for a couple quarter inch rusty bolts and occassional pro so it's easy to link them. All the other pitches are pretty well protected but you should be comfortable running it out over easier terrain.


It starts to the left of lucky streaks on a 5.10A easily protected crack. Easy 5th class at the top to join the walk off of Lucky Streaks.


Natural pro with a shiny bolt at the crux and a couple old quarter inchers


Oakland CA
caughtinside   Oakland CA
Pretty thin description of an 800' route. Apr 18, 2011
Monica Jones
Bishop, CA
Monica Jones   Bishop, CA
Feel free to add to it. Jul 30, 2011
Fat Dad
Los Angeles, CA
Fat Dad   Los Angeles, CA
There's ample description of this route elsewhere. She's just adding some info the typos don't provide. That's for including this route. Now, if someone will just add some info on Mr. Kamps (.11b). Oct 14, 2011
Luke Stefurak
Seattle, WA
Luke Stefurak   Seattle, WA
Mr. Kamps info: redrocksguidebook.com/forum… Nov 30, 2011
J. Albers
J. Albers   Colorado
Easy Monica. I think Caught has a legitimate point, i.e. the whole point of entering a route into the MP database is so that folks can get the information that they need to climb the route....and that type of information is not included in your description. Because when you add a route it prevents others from doing so, I think it behooves the route entering party to do a complete job. Cheers. Mar 27, 2012
Ross Peritore
San Diego, CA
  5.11a R
Ross Peritore   San Diego, CA
  5.11a R
excellent route with thought provoking, varied climbing. Really outstanding. Not grade V tho. More like III-III+ Jun 28, 2013
FA: Vern Clevenger, Tom Carter, Alan Bard, and Bob Harrington, July 1978 Mar 17, 2014
Karsten Duncan
Sacramento, CA
Karsten Duncan   Sacramento, CA
Caught and Albers should pass that recommendation onto Don Reid. Aug 18, 2014
Russ Walling
Russ Walling   www.FishProducts.com
The crux is a section of 5.11A slab that's a little run out, but over a shiny, retrofitted bolt

Retrofitted as in added where no bolt existed before.... or as a replacement for the original bolt in the same position??? Aug 19, 2014
climbed the route in August i linked the two pitches of the sea of knobs (70m rope) as suggested. on the second pitch of the sea i missed the bolt ( i climbed slightly on the left from the belay 5.8 for me) showed on the topo,30 /35 m of runout, and arrived at the two bolts.the two bolts were linked by a old sling and as soon as i touched the sling one bolt came off, so i decided to climb back as i did not want to do the move to go left that seemed hard protected by only one 1/4 inch rusty bolt.
i returned this october with a new bolt and i did the same thing as the previous time,but this time on the second pitch of the sea i climbed a little bit on the right from the belay and i found the bolt.climbing this way i found the pitch harder than the previous time 5.9(5.8) as indicated on the topo.
i replaced the old bolt with a new 8mm inox fix.
my feeling was right the move was hard ,no way 5.9 !!,for me 10b !! at least .
the following pitch was very nice and we finished the route,the last pitch not so hard as the previuos pitch.
at the end great route the 11a not so hard.
i was not able to use the hole of the missing bolt as inside there was half of the broken bolt.
ciao and goog climbing Oct 17, 2014