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Routes in Lower Cathedral Rock

76 Degrees in the Shade T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Beggar's Buttress T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Bridalveil Falls East T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Compass Rose T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Counterparts S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Crack immediately right of Unnamed But Beautiful T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
East Buttress T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
End of The Line T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Gash T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Geek For A Week S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Giblit S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Groom's Variation, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A0
Gunsight T 4th 1 2 I 2 M 1b
King and I S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
King for a Day S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Kung Fu Panda T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mac Daddy S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mecca Lite S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Meccaphobia S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Mechanical Advantage S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Myth of Sessyphus, The T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Overhang Bypass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Overhang Overpass T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Peasant S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Pilgrimage (New North Face) T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Scrubby Corner S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Spectacle S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sub-Mission T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Survivor S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Too Many Darts (Free Ascent) T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unnamed N3 with chimney start T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Unnamed but Beautiful T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Velvet Elvis S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Scott Lennonx, Steve Gerberding, Al Swanson (July '03)
Page Views: 1,300 total · 29/month
Shared By: Bryan G on Oct 8, 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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This is a very nice sport climb, located at "Mecca" - to the left of the huge rockfall zone on the North Face. At a flat area along the base is an obvious water streak with super polished rock. The bolt line to the right of this water streak (with cold-shuts for anchors) is Mechanical Advantage (12a); the next climb to the right of that is Mecca Lite. Looking at the new Supertopo "Sport Climbs and Topropes" is probably the easiest way to get oriented in this area.

Follow the bolts past a small roof at about mid-height. Most of the difficult moves come in the form of mantels. Excellent rock.

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Bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap.

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Vlad S
 
Vlad S  
 
Thanks a lot for posting these routes. If you have any info on the other routes at mecca it would be awesome if you could post them up as well. These routes are really good and would be even better with more traffic. The supertaco guide is very confusing and is missing a lot of the routes. Not to mention that no serious climber would pay money for a toprope guide for Yosemite. Oct 9, 2014
Alexey Zelditch
San Jose
Alexey Zelditch   San Jose
yes, supertaco sport book is worst ever. Just made by left foot.
the good Mecca map and topos in Reid selected guide , 1998 edition

amazon.com/gp/search?index=… Oct 9, 2014

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