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Trad, Alpine, 200 ft,
Avg: 2.8 from 4
FA: Tom Rogers, Dave Mahler, Vlada Matena (2014)
> Yosemite NP
> Tuolumne Meadows
> Cathedral Range
> Cathedral Peak
> N Buttress
Access Issue: 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.
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.