Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Claude Fiddler & Peter Olander - August 1972
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Shared By: Osprey Overhang on Jan 18, 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


This is a great beginner friendly pitch. Start up broken cracks passing bushes (.7) to a bolted belay with chains (top of Lena'a Lieback).

Top out option:
From the chains, traverse left out an exposed undercling flake (#4camalot) then up and to the right (.7) following crack to the belay ledge. This is the second pitch of Lena's Lieback. Then walk off to thre right. The quick walk off has a short scramble/down climb section to it.


This route is right of Lena's Lieback. It is the last climb on the right side of Swan Slab.


Single set. This climb shares the anchor chains with Lena's Lieback.

If you choose to top out, use a natural anchor on top of pitch two. Walk off to the right.


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rex parker
las vegas n.v
rex parker   las vegas n.v
actaully claudes delight is the single pitch 5.7 to the shared anchors. then to the left is three pitches as lena's. that go 5.9, 5.8., 5.8. walk off Jul 20, 2011
Osprey Overhang
Osprey Overhang   ...
Right you are Rex, thanks for the heads up. I've changed the discription to match the reality of these two climbs. Jul 24, 2011
Osprey Overhang
Osprey Overhang   ...
From the chains, it is possible to pull the roof/arete on the right and climb a short pitch to the top. This pitch is a steep, knobby slab with periodic shallow cracks that take aliens well. Belay from the tree. (5.9) This is more of a natural continuation for Claude's Delight, but is more on the difficult side of the moderate range. Jul 24, 2011
Michael Spielman
Reno, NV
Michael Spielman   Reno, NV
This is a great route to practice trad leading and then set up a toprope for Lena's Lieback. Then you can mock lead the significantly harder Lena's or do a lot of laps. Great for a hot day as it's in the shade. In spring though, you'll be competing with the mosquitos. May 12, 2014
Jux Tolle
Los Angeles, CA
Jux Tolle   Los Angeles, CA
Easy pitch, with a cool and intro traverse under a flake. Protection is weird, and can cause some rope drag. Nice warm up for the other routes. First climbed with Rex Parker.. then led it 9/16. Super great weather in the valley right now. Sep 19, 2016