Type: Trad
FA: Conley and Pearson, 1975
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Shared By: Sean Nelb on Aug 23, 2011
Admins: Peter Gram, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Access Issue: June Voluntary Climbing Closure and Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

Witchie is a seldom-led climb on the east side. It has excellent moves, but contains some bushes and loose rock. However, it is definitely worth doing if you are looking for something a litte less conventional than the more classic lines to the right.

Follow a left-leaning corner to a roof. Climb around the roof and into a finger and hand crack that leads to another corner and an anchor. This pitch has a little vegetation, but is otherwise clean with solid rock. 5.9

Keep following the long corner using mostly stems and finger jams until an anchor is reached in a chimney. This pitch is very sustained 5.10b. Some loose flakes can be found on the upper section, but they can mostly be avoided. 160 ft.

Location

Start on the far left side of the ledge at the base of Burning Daylight and Belle Fourche.

Protection

nuts and cams to #2 camalot. Doubles handy, especially in the finger sizes.

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Lucas Barth
Yosemite, CA
 
Lucas Barth   Yosemite, CA
 
Really fun quality climbing and mostly clean... Unfortunately some bad rock quality in places makes this climb a little exciting at times. I recommend doubles from green c3 to #3 camalot, and a healthy selection of nuts. 1st and 2nd pitch anchors replaced by myself and Phil Knecht 9/29/17. Sep 30, 2017