Type: Trad, 85 ft
FA: Bruce Pollock, Matt Pollock, Luke Freeman, 1972
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Shared By: Ian G. on Apr 29, 2010
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


This thing is about as splitter as splitter gets. Starts out at fingers for a few feet and then hands for a loooong way, to wide hands, to fist and then maybe an OW move or two at the top. Crux is not getting pumped. If you're a Indian Creek hardman, this thing will be pretty simple business.


At the base of Washington Column. Right around the corner is Dinner Ledge, also a fine route. This route is a little tricky to find, but there should be a trail leading up past some fairly low angle slabs. Some fourth class scrambling is necessary to reach the base. Best to leave the flip flops at home.


Cams. I think .75 was the smallest I placed and #4 (camalots BTW) was the biggest. Probly doubles from 1-3.


Can be used as an alternative pitch 1 for the Prow.

FA: Bruce Pollock, Matt Pollock, Luke Freeman, 1972 May 3, 2010
aaron hope
Walnut Creek, CA
aaron hope   Walnut Creek, CA
I recommended bringing two #2 BD camalots and three #3 to protect this thing well. A #4 would be handy for the top. Jun 6, 2011
Could be one the best granite splitters out there! If you're doing the Prow you should probably sack up and lead this puppy. Provides some wonderful free climbing to start out what is otherwise a lot of aid Feb 8, 2012
I second the recommendation to bring triples! I'd say bring three #3 camalots and you could get by with doubles in #2. A #4 would be great to have for the top otherwise you'll have to slide your last piece up quite a ways (through a short wide section) to the top. That being said, I really think this would be 5.10- at Indian Creek so if you are getting on the Prow or South Face or something and you didn't bring triples just get on it yo Jan 22, 2013
One of the most splitter cracks I've ever climbed. My gear was (in order, black diamond colors): green, green, red, red, yellow, yellow, blue, blue. Aug 31, 2014
Ben Karin
Berkeley, CA
Ben Karin   Berkeley, CA
Absolutely classic! Skip the #4 and just place the last of 3x #3 as high as it goes and you'll cruise to the top. Feb 8, 2018
Dom R
Bend, OR
Dom R   Bend, OR
Pumpy with an aid rack on! Made a great start to The Prow. Nov 18, 2018