Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Jerry, Sigrid, Lynnea, and William Anderson Feb 1994
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Shared By: tallmark515 on Jan 11, 2010
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

Description

Shares start with The Tube, but moves out to a bolt on the face to the right after 20'. Make a few moves (crux) between the first and second bolts (stay low), then continue around the arete to the third bolt (5.10), then to the top (5.8-.9) which shares an anchor with The Tube.

Location

Sam start as The Tube.

Protection

1 each - BD .4-1
10 quickdraws plus a few slings to extend cams.

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Daniel Trugman
Los Alamos, NM
 
Daniel Trugman   Los Alamos, NM
 
Excellent climb. Don't underestimate the lower crack - it's pretty slick. The crux is tough (at least it was for me), but you are basically on toprope for it. You could probably pull through it with the aid of your quickdraw if need be. After the traverse, the climbing mellows to relatively well-protected 5.9 slabbing. Apr 18, 2010
Chris I
Fort Collins, CO
  5.10c
Chris I   Fort Collins, CO
  5.10c
Being a relative crack newb, the lower section of this was the crux for me. Ignore the supertopo gear recommendation and trust what you see. I took a couple of each in .5-1 and was glad to have them. At the shared anchor with The Tube there is a wasps nest so watch out! They get frisky on warmer days. Oct 11, 2011
FA - Jerry, Sigrid, Lynnea, and William Anderson Feb 1994. Dec 21, 2011
Phil Esra  
 
I thought this was really fun--surprised it doesn't get more stars on MP. Tricky crux! Apr 15, 2013
Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
  5.10c
Andy Laakmann   Bend, OR  
  5.10c
Really fun! Very well protected. A bit gritty on the slab, but plenty of bolts. Quite the mixed route - crack, jugs, and slab. Apr 28, 2014
michael s...
Denver, CO
  5.10a
michael s...   Denver, CO
  5.10a
no idea why this thing is rated 5.10d. There are lots of routes in Yos that are rated easier but much harder. Nice to climb so that you can TR the Tube though. Apr 15, 2015