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|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Royal Robbins, TM Herbert 1970|
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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.
"The Gray Ghost was my hero... and he still is." Bruce Wayne
P1: From a large ledge with Pines, head up and right on easy slabs 40 feet to a ledge (belay here if you have a rope less than 70m), work up easy climbing with knobs near a small right facing corner and a thin seam crack. Up the giant knobs above to a bolt just below a prominent horizontal dike. Make some steeper moves 5.8 to lower angle 5.6-5.7 run-out terrain with more great knobs. Drift slightly left to gain a series of horizontals and pockets with gear.
Above the line is less obvious, steepens and good knobs get harder to find. Follow the grey wáter streak aiming between patches of smooth gold polish on the right and left to two well spaced appart bolts. Make a short 5.9 traverse left to a right facing corner with finger to hand size cams. Some cool liebacking gains a large ledge with a spruce tree and bolted belay. (5.9 with 5.8+ run-out ~220 feet)
P2: From the right (south) end of the ledge, work right and up past a couple shallow horizontal cracks with cam placements ~30 feet to the main horizontal crack. Hand traverse this down and right to a solitary large slippery knob. Mantle then continue up and right past a short thin crack/flake. Various belay options above. (5.8 ~100 feet)
P3: Hike up fun 4th class to the top.