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Routes in Public Sanitation Wall

Afterburner S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Afterburner Variation S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Best Bet Arete S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Big Easy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Carpet Bagger T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Final Cut S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Higher than you T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Retrobolted and Super Fun! T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sanitary Engineer T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Solid Waste T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Spike T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Substance Abuse S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Temple of Doom S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Total Way-ist S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Tucker's Proud Rock Climb S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
Unknown and Super Fun! S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown but Splitter S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Waste Not, Whip Not S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Wide Thing T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wish You Were Here S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wishing Well S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, 100 ft
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Shared By: Alexey Zelditch on May 7, 2014
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15 Details

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lower tier of the wall

Description [Suggest Change]

Dirty arching 4-5 inch ow.

I did not climb it. My friend took a photo of this thing

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up to #5


Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
I hiked up there once with a couple big cams and the intention of getting on Wide Thing. From the ground it looks kind of scary and super dirty. I think you also have to do a short and ugly approach pitch just to get to the start of the climbing.

We ended up sport climbing at the upper tier instead. May 12, 2014
Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
I finally got around to climbing this. The upper portion of the route is awesome (and not that wide), but it's also pretty dirty and it takes a lot of effort to get to the good climbing. I think the most pleasant and safest way is to do it in two pitches and start on Best Bet Arete. Climb the bolted crack to a shelf with intermediate anchor, then traverse left about 20ft to another bolted anchor on a narrow ledge. From this belay, make some super burly moves (5.10++) up the steep crack past a piton to get into a left-facing corner. Follow the corner to a good ledge, then climb the obvious arching wide crack. The crack is actually all fist jams and only 10b/c, you just have to reach past some spots where it's wide. Near the top, the crack abruptly widens to a chimney above a small ckockstone and you have to sort of flop over into the chimney. The book calls this 10d, but it's easier; the crux for sure is those first moves off the ledge.

The starting variation we did I don't recommend, but it did allow us to do the route in one pitch. We started at the clearing underneath Final Cut. A short left facing corner leads to a ledge with a tree. Then another left facing corner with totally rotten rock and not the best pro leads up to the ledge with the intermediate anchor. Sucky.

You can rap with one 50m if you do two rappels. First person down might want to clip a directional so you can get back to the ledge because it's quite overhanging. One 70m might make it to the ground in a single rap? Bring some fresh webbing to leave at the anchors. I had a single rack from .3 to #6 Camalot which worked pretty well. Although I used the #6, you could easily do without it if you bring an extra #4 instead. Jun 30, 2016

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