Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Jeff Schoen 1993
Page Views: 350 total · 4/month
Shared By: Bryan G on May 8, 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

Description

This is a fun and varied climb that goes from slab to overhang. There is a bit of grit in some spots due to a lack of ascents, but it should clean up nicely with more traffic. It also currently has a single anchor bolt with a carabiner to lower off of.

At the toe of the buttress, just to the right of Orange Juice Avenue is a prominent arching roof. There is a crack/seam in the center of this roof and Sink Like A Stone follows the bolted line straight up to this point.

The bottom third of the route is an 11b/c slab on darker rock. The middle third transitions onto the gold headwall and is defined by a pair of zig-zagging hand traverses and mantles. Shake out before launching into the final section of the route - a gently overhanging crack and face. A piece (around 1-2") is useful for plugging in the crack between two of the bolts. Fight the pump to the single bolt anchor.

Protection

9 bolts, optional 1" piece

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I sank like a very large rock on this one. Is it me, or does this route seem hard for the grade? Not like 11d isn't hard, but whoa!!! To me this route makes Chester the Molester seem like 5.7.

It is a really cool looking line that is for sure.

Good stuff! Apr 7, 2015