Type: Trad, 60 ft
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Shared By: Osprey Overhang on Mar 15, 2010
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

A great addition to the Oak Tree Flake or Grant's Crack. Climb the stacked blocks off the ledge at the top of the for mentioned climbs. Pass the bay tree, and proceed into the finger crack. Continue up the right arching crack which turns into mostly tight hands (5.6). There is a medium sized rock at the top with an old bolt in it. Belay here.

Location

The start of this route is located at the backside of the ledge at the top of the Oak Tree Flake and Grant's Crack.

Walk off to the left with a short easy fifth class downclimb, or set up a rappel.

Protection

Single set to 2.5"
Floyd Hayes
  5.6
Floyd Hayes  
  5.6
Good intro to multipitch climbing if you first climb Swan Slab Chimney or Oak Tree Flake, then this climb. To descend walk left and downclimb toward a dirty gully, where you have three options: (1) rappel down a tree to the base; (2) downclimb the gully with a few moves of 5.5; (3) walk left to the top of Penthouse Cracks and rappel from an anchor. The latter option gives you the opportunity to top-rope Penthouse Cracks. Aug 2, 2010
Mark P Thomas
Draper
  5.6
Mark P Thomas   Draper
  5.6
With 70m doubles I easily did this on 1 long pitch from the ground. A 60m might work if you're careful with rope drag. Jun 7, 2011
Chris Walden
Soldotna, Alaska
  5.6
Chris Walden   Soldotna, Alaska
  5.6
As mentioned all these climbs around this massive Oak Tree are really good intro to leading routes. I had my kids working on gear placements and leading them. Also this upper second pitch has a little bit of everything and is quite fun. Mar 24, 2017
John Clark
San Francisco, CA
  5.6
John Clark   San Francisco, CA
  5.6
The blocks at the beginning of the route are big and sound, but there is a kids desk size flake about halfway up that I wouldn't protect behind in case you popped it out onto people below 5 days ago