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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 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Crack immediately right of Unnamed But Beautiful T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
End of The Line T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Flying High T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gash T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Groom's Variation, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A0
Kung Fu Panda T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mac Daddy S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Overhang Bypass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Overhang Overpass T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Spectacle S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sub-Mission T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Too Many Darts (Free Ascent) T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unnamed N3 with chimney start T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Unnamed but Beautiful T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: Joe Hedge and Kevin Fosburg (1992)
Page Views: 199 total · 5/month
Shared By: Bryan G on May 2, 2015
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


Pretty good climbing, but dirty. Located on a steep wall to the left of the Overhand Bypass approach. The climb can be identified by a semi-detached column of rock, and the route follows the crack on the left side of this column.

After passing the Bridalveil Parking area, there is a super long pullout on the left side of the road. Park down towards the end of it, cross the street at a crosswalk, and follow a major trail to where it intersects the Valley Floor Loop trail. Cross the loop trail and scramble up talus towards the base of the wall. Then skirt a bit right and continue up some devious 4th class to gain a ledge system which is followed back to the left. We roped up below and to the right of the climb, but it's also possible to scramble up to a higher ledge (which Spectacle begins off of) and rope up there.

From the highest ledge with a tree, climb up a flake to the right, then clip a bolt and step left to switch cracks. Climb up the left side of the column, which is a bit of a flare with fingerjams in the back. This leads to a small sloping shelf. Make some tricky lieback and stemming moves up the thin crack to gain larger features which lead to a bolted anchor out left. This anchor is shared with the bolted face to the left (Spectacle 5.11d). A 70m rope is ideal.


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