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Hot Box

5.11d, Trad, TR, 70 ft,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Vaino Kodas and Al 'Dude' Swanson 1983
California > Yosemite NP > Tuolumne Meadows > Olmsted Area > Olmsted Canyon Right
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Begins as a thin crack for about 20 feet. Where it peters out is the technical crux. The pumping crux comes in 1 1/4" crack leading to top.

Location

On the right side of the same wall as "Grease Monkey" (5.9) are three parallel cracks: "Pressure Vessel" (5.10c), "Hot Box" (5.11d) and "Air-Cooled Unit" (5.11a). "Hot Box" is the center crack.

Protection

1/2" to 3.5"

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Vaino Kodas a little higher up "Hot Box" (5.11d) on the FA
[Hide Photo] Vaino Kodas a little higher up "Hot Box" (5.11d) on the FA
Top-roping "Hot Box" (5.11d) at Olmsted Canyon, Tuolumne Meadows, Calif.
[Hide Photo] Top-roping "Hot Box" (5.11d) at Olmsted Canyon, Tuolumne Meadows, Calif.
Vaino Kodas on the FA of "Hot Box" in August 1983. Photo: B. Morris
[Hide Photo] Vaino Kodas on the FA of "Hot Box" in August 1983. Photo: B. Morris