Type: Trad, 500 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: Les Wilson and Al Macdonald 3/62, FFA Pete Livesey and Andreas Maurer 1973
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Shared By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Feb 26, 2014
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


Most people only do the well-protected first pitch (5.10a). The actual crux is midway on the third pitch.


This route starts about 20 feet right of Serenity Crack. The entire route ends on Sunset Ledge. Follow the descent for Serenity Crack.


Pro to 3" for the entire route. Fixed protection(bolts and a pin) on the first pitch.


Matthias Holladay
Shiprock, Navajolands
Matthias Holladay   Shiprock, Navajolands
We did this and The Ahwahnee Buttress years ago and they were really good routes. I imagine they've cleaned up considerably . . . Mar 12, 2014
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
I did this route about three years ago. It was NOT clean then. The climbing itself was good, but the upper pitches became considerably adventurous. I'm glad it's looking better. I thought the 2nd and 3rd pitches were pretty cool and rather demanding! Mar 14, 2014
Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
Nah, it's still super dirty above the first pitch. The thin crack leading up to the 10c crux is pretty cool. After that it's a lot of bushwhacking up corners. Apr 7, 2015
Alexey Zelditch
San Jose
Alexey Zelditch   San Jose
a moron came and chopped first bolt on p1 where pin used to be.
supertopo.com/climbing/thre… Sep 4, 2018