Type: Trad, 180 ft
FA: Bruce Hildenbrand and Clint Cummins 8/15
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Shared By: Bruce Hildenbrand on Aug 18, 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


This is a variation to the final(4th) pitch of Euro Trash which keeps the climb in the same, moderate, range as the first three pitches.

From the belay at the top of the third pitch of Euro Trash clip the first two bolts of that route then head up and left to a small right-facing corner with a crack. Place a yellow alien in the crack and step left to a good ledge.

Climb up and right to a bolt. Use a long sling here to reduce rope drag. Next, climb more or less straight up past a second bolt to a third bolt. Traverse back up left to a small corner(1/2" cam) and up to a fourth bolt.

Make the crux mantle left onto a good ledge. Clip the 5th bolt and traverse slightly left then back right and up to a big flake(1/2" cam). Head up and right on easy ledges to a sixth bolt then straight up to the belay at the top of Euro Trash.


This route starts from the top of the third pitch of Euro Trash.

Descend by rappeling Euro Trash(two 60m ropes required) or continue on up to the Hobbit Book.


A total of eight bolts on the pitch. Take several cams in the 1/2" range.


Karl K
Phoenix, AZ
Karl K   Phoenix, AZ
A very pleasant approach to Hobbit Book; or as a climb all on its own (rap with 2 ropes).
The last pitch is straighforward and does not wander nearly as much as it seemed from this description - logical & easy to follow.
A good addition to the area. Aug 8, 2018