Avg: 1 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft (27 m)|
|FA:||Dan Hare and Kathy Cassidy (May '82)|
|Page Views:||652 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Bryan G on Oct 12, 2011|
|Admins:||M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions
Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15.
Always check the Yosemite website Peregrine Closure page at nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/… for the most current details and park alerts, and to learn more about the peregrine falcon, and how closures help it survive. This page also shares closures and warning due to current fires, smoke, etc.
Kung Pao Chicken isn't that remarkable of a route, but it makes a nice addition to any day spent cragging in the area. The left side of the flake is the first pitch of "Into the Fire", which goes at 5.9 and is quite enjoyable.
Begin the climb in a corner. About 20' up, move left to the flake on good face holds. Leaning hand jams bring you to the crux where the flake widens to rattly fists. Above this, straight forward crack climbing leads to the top of the pillar. There used to be a tattered mess of webbing and fixed gear at a block up and right of the top of the formation, but this has recently been replaced with a bomber 2-bolt anchor with chains.