Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 600 ft, 6 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Verne and Margaret Clevenger, Claude Fiddler 7/75|
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|Shared By:||Bruce Hildenbrand on Jul 20, 2015|
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Always check the Yosemite website Peregrine Closure page at nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/… for the most current details and park alerts, and to learn more about the peregrine falcon, and how closures help it survive. This page also shares closures and warning due to current fires, smoke, etc.
There are only three bolts on this route; one on pitch 2, one on pitch 3 and one on pitch 5 so you are basically linking small features (cracks and arches) to get reasonable pro.
A good landmark to head for at the start is the right facing arch that is midway up the third pitch. The arch can be climbed directly at 5.10a or a face traverse(5.9+) below it. The next landmark to shoot for is a small ledge with a small tree on it at the end of pitch 4. From there the notorious pitch 5 climbs up and right past a bolt and through the huge roof which goes at 5.3.
One more easy pitch of scrambling gets you to the descent slopes where you head down and right to get off the dome.