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Routes in The Owl

Dromedary T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mirage T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Owl Bypass, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Owl Roof T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Walrus, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wicked Jones Crusher T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: Dimitri Barton & Roy McClanahan - April, 1986
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Shared By: Osprey Overhang on Dec 12, 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


This is a fun climb up an orange wall. The bottom is a little hollow and should be climbed delicately, however the holds are cool. The crux is turning a roof with good pro on solid rock. The crack thins down to fingers at the top.


This climb is on the cliff just east of the Owl. Approach as for The Owl Bypass but continue all the way up the hill. The climb is right facing, look for the orange blocks and flakes.


Standard rack to 3 inches, bring some shoulder slings for the roof. The bad rappel bolts have been replaced and are good now!


Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
A big thanks to whoever replaced the anchors on this one.

If it weren't for the exfoliating rock, this climb would be a Valley classic on par with Gripper or Lunatic Fringe. As it stands, the route is a dichotomy of excellent movement and terrible rock. But it's still well worth the hike up there for this climb and the others nearby. Apr 12, 2011

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