Type: Trad, 400 ft, 3 pitches
FA: FFA Mark Chapman and Art Higbee 2/74
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Shared By: Alexey Zelditch on Jun 6, 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

Amazing quality , very physical route, one of the best at this grade I climbed in the Valley. Route has no bolts at all ( one pin at top of p2)
P1. Varied chimney with a lot of possibility of thin, medium and large pro in the corner. Belay just below the first roof.140 feet 5.8 sustain.

P2. Double Crack in the roof.The roof consists of two waves. Both climbed mostly as chimneys with many pro possibilities in the cracks. Try to sling pro wisely - otherwise you'll have ugly rope drug in the end of the pitch(I had).The chimney size is good-is not too tight, but not split you out. You turned main roof at 10+, but it is not over. 15 feet up is real crux when chimney disappears and you climbing short but difficult section of flared fingers. Safe #4 cam for last 20 feet of 5.9 OW and blue camelot for Belay in the wide alcove .140 feet, 5.11-Remarkable pitch.

P 3.Another great pitch started with 15 feet roof / chimney. Turning the lip of the roof with dip wide hands - powerful 10d .
Sustain and good to the top of the Pinnacle. 130 feet 10d

Protection

Double from Green Aliens o Yellow Cam
Single #3, #4 Cam and #4 Friend.
Rappel with two 60m ropes. Intermediate rap anchor is bad and scary, consists of 3 relicts , need to be replaced ( I was not aware and we did not have bolt kit)

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Dmitriy Litvak
Pacifica, CA
Dmitriy Litvak   Pacifica, CA
Very physical from start to finish. Get ready
to chimney a bit.
We found brand new rap bolts on the face.
2 60 m ropes required to get down. Feb 2, 2015