Type: Trad, Alpine, 260 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Philip Matena, Vlada Matena, Tom Rogers (2014)
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Shared By: Vlada Matena on Aug 17, 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


The route starts in a small depression 400 feet left of the toe of the Buttress and 200 feet above and to the left of a large crack that runs diagonally left and up the North Buttress. There is a discolored rock pattern on the right side of the depression, and a short crack runs up the face through the back of the depression.

The first pitch goes up the face a few feet to the left of the crack. The second pitch follows the flakes to the right and ends on top of a pedestal.

Pitch 1 (5.7) 140 feet. 5 bolts and an optional 1-2" cams in horizontal cracks to protect climbing before the first bolt.

Pitch 2 (5.4) 80 feet. Cams: 1 each 1.25-3”. Optional extra 2”.

Descend: Two 60 meter ropes are required to rappel. A single rappel with two 60m ropes from the pitch 2 anchor leads to a short third-class walk-off to the ground. It is possible to rappel with a single 70m rope using 2 rappels.

GPS N37.86229 W119.39870.