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Routes in North Buttress of Cathedral

Beer Gut T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Double Down T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Family Flake T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Garden Party T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
Grand Central T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Hops'n'Barley T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Metal Pecker T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Muscle Fat T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Party of Two T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Pedestal Center TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
STD T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Slab Time T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Slab Time Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Small Arch Left Side TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Type: Trad, Alpine, 200 ft
FA: Tom Rogers, Dave Mahler, Vlada Matena (2014)
Page Views: 505 total · 16/month
Shared By: Vlada Matena on Aug 24, 2015
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15 Details


Garden Party is on a small buttress containing a number of discontinuous, parallel vertical cracks, 400 feet right of the toe of the Buttress.
Climb the face, the cracks, or a combination of both.

This is a great route for practicing pro placement. Start on the finger crack on the left side, then step over to the hand crack on the right side. Above the tree, the crack widens from hand to fist to off width. The angle of the rock is low and it is very easy to place good pro almost anywhere on the route.

Clever pro placement to the right of the small tree half-way up avoids dragging the rope through the tree (which is covered with sap).

Several fun top-­ropes are possible from the anchors. This is a very full 60-meter pitch.

Descend: Two 60 meter ropes required to rappel from a 2-bolt anchor with rappel rings.


GPS N37.86201 W119.40077.


Cams: 1 each .3 - 3", optional 4". Nuts: 1 set. Bring two sets of cams if learning to place pro.


Ben Townsend  
This might be the best intro gear lead in Tuolumne. Fun easy climbing, cool line, gear pretty much whenever you want. The cleanest rap line is climber's left, and don't forget to get the knot down over the edge. Jul 27, 2016

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