Type: Trad, 500 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Alan Doak on Oct 3, 2014
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

The Rambler is an awesome slab climb, characterized by low angle climbing on friction and small flakes/edges. Like many slab climbs, the climbing is quite runout much of the time.

Follow the obvious line of bolts, with occasional trad gear thrown in. The fifth pitch traverses right under the overhang, and then continues up and right.

Location

The climb is located just to the left of Shaky Flakes, and is the furthest left climb under the massive arch that dominates the wall. Follow the line of bolts. Rappel the route to descend.

Protection

Small to 3/4" + quickdraws.

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King Tut
Citrus Heights
 
King Tut   Citrus Heights
 
It really is brilliant. Originally and from the ground it seems a bit too close to Shakey Flakes but it turns out to be plenty independent and the best of all those routes on that apron that I have done. Reasonable "R" but not truly dangerous as I recall doing 5.10 some distance above pro, but nothing exceptionally horrendous and reasonable falls. "R" is not on anything harder than 5.9... Aug 20, 2016
Herm Harrison
Bishop, CA
  5.10d PG13
Herm Harrison   Bishop, CA
  5.10d PG13
I seem to remember a few thin pieces and a 2 1/2 friend as the key pro. It isn't nearly as run out as the other routes on this slab, but still heady. One of my favorites in the area. Oct 20, 2018