Type: Trad, 85 ft
FA: Eric Kohl and Cade Loyd (1992)
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Shared By: Bryan G on Apr 18, 2011
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 quality thin-face climb located on The Footstool. The Bluffer is a stimulating lead with multiple cruxes. Well protected near the ground, the bolt spacing becomes more exciting up higher. Not runout or unsafe, but not a sport climb. For the chicken-hearted (like myself), it can be top-roped after leading an easy 5th class traverse (pro: small cams) to the anchors.


The Footstool is located at the base of the Southeast Face, about 100 yards to the right of the Alcove. From the Nose, it's a 15-20 minute walk mostly uphill. Just keep following the base and you can't miss it. There are a handful of difficult, bolted routes on the outer face of The Footstool. The Bluffer is the furthest right of these.


6 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap