Avg: 2.2 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 550 ft (167 m), 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Lance "Milo" Cagle and Mike Bizon|
|Page Views:||885 total · 12/month|
|Shared By:||Ben Townsend on Aug 18, 2015 · Updates|
|Admins:||Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen|
Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions.
Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15.
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.
P. 1: Easy slabs with little protection, up to a bolted anchor on top of a flake. 5.3, 200'.
P. 2: Friction up and left into the large right-facing corner. Follow this to a ledge with a bolted anchor. This is a fun pitch and way easier than it looks from below. 5.6,160'.
P. 3: Climb up the steeper wall directly above the belay, stepping first a bit left and then back right, to join a smaller right-arching corner and crack system. Follow the crack until it fades out, at the base of a field of big knobs. Climb the knobs (not hard, but no protection to speak of) up and a bit left to a ledge and bolted anchor. 5.7-, 170'.
Rappel the route with two ropes. The crack system continues up through the summit visor, but the rock quality deteriorates a bit.
A quality route. Rated 5.8 in the Falkenstein guide; we thought it was more like 5.7-, though thought-provokimg in spots.