Avg: 1 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 220 ft|
|FA:||Heidi Pesterfield and Brian Bennett (1986)|
|Page Views:||563 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Bryan G on Oct 1, 2014|
|Admins:||M 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.
On the right side of the Apron, locate the 3rd class pedestal/"hump" that Orange Peel and Exodus begin off of. Tapestry begins up the smooth slab just to the right of this. Climbing to the first bolt is the crux. Luckily it's not too high by Apron standards, but you could still wreck your ankles if you fall here. After the first bolt follow a left facing rail/mini-corner until you can traverse over right and access easier terrain. The topo shows a second bolt somewhere on this pitch, but we couldn't find it.
About 80ft up you'll find a two bolt anchor. Belay here, or keep climbing if you have a 70m rope. You'll see another bolt above you, after that you begin wandering to the right, passing a piton hammered into a small shelf. One of the main difficulties of this route is just finding the anchor. It's above some right-facing scoops and shelves which make it difficult to see until you get up under it.
There's some 5.6 terrain on both the first and second pitches where you'll probably die if you blow it, but overall I think this one is a bit easier than Quicksilver.