Avg: 1.3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 375 ft (114 m), 3 pitches|
|FA:||Ben Bysma, Jim Cunningham (Sept, '85)|
|Page Views:||376 total · 4/month|
|Shared By:||Bryan G on Sep 9, 2012|
|Admins:||Mike 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.
Pitch 1 heads straight up the low angle slab to a high first bolt. A horizontal crack provides more pro (either .5-.75" or a 3" cam works good) and then a second bolt protects the steeper 5.7/5.8 terrain before the anchor.
Pitch 2 has the crux right off the anchor but it felt a little light for 5.9. After smearing up and left to the first bolt the angle lessens and the rest of the pitch is a cruise. This pitch is supposed to have 3 bolts but I must have missed one. In any case there's good natural gear on the upper half of the pitch and then a 5.6 runout to the anchor.
Pitch 3 climbs straight up off the belay past one bolt and then more runout easy friction to the big ledge.
Rappel the route with 2 ropes. It's too bad the anchors are not in different locations because this climb would be better if you could do it in 2 long pitches and then descend with 2 long rappels.