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Chester the Molester

5.11a, Sport, 90 ft,  Avg: 2 from 2 votes
FA: Tucker Tech (1989)
California > Yosemite NP > Yosemite Valley > El Cap Picnic Area > Loggerhead Buttress
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Sport climb to the right of Orange Juice Avenue. Belay under the climb, and begin by scrambling up a boulder to the right, then reach around left to clip the first bolt. Follow bolts on the face and arete to the anchor. There is a pumpy section down by the 3rd bolt, then another crux near the top. Pretty good rock with interesting features, but a bit dirty.

Protection

The bolts are a mixed bag on this one. Mostly old 3/8", some look to be in better shape than others. One of them is a 1/4" in the upper half. You can back up some of the bolts with small gear. Anchor has webbing, not chains.

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