Type: Sport, 150 ft
FA: Al Swanson, Steve Gerberding, Bryan Warshaw (Aug, '96)
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Shared By: Bryan G on Oct 23, 2014
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

This sport climb is located just a short ways to the left of the large talus and rockfall area on the north face. It follows a pretty obvious series of small flakes and features. A long and excellent route on bullet rock, perhaps the best sport climb of its grade in the Valley.

The hardest moves might be getting past the first bolt, but there's a handful of other cruxes throughout the climb with some easier sections where you can rest. Final crux is at the second-to-last bolt: a difficult lock-off move on crimpers and tiny feet.

Bring a bunch of quickdraws for this one.

Rap with 2 ropes, or with one 60m swing left to the anchors for King and I to make a second rappel.

Protection

Bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap.

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Vlad S
  5.12a
Vlad S  
  5.12a
Definitely one of the best sport climbs in the valley and not just at this grade. I think about 19 bolts on it, although at least one 2/3 of the way up should be back cleaned to prevent ropedrag. Super fun! Nov 10, 2014