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|Type:||Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 5 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Tom Higgins and Tom Gerughty 8/70|
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|Shared By:||Bruce Hildenbrand on Aug 25, 2015|
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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.
Pitch 1 - climb up a small right facing dihedral and a short 5.8 face to a two-bolt anchor.
Pitch 2 - climb up right then left then back up right past three bolts heading for the left edge of a nice belay ledge. Gear belay.
Pitch 3 - Gold. The money pitch. Head up and left past a bolt to a second bolt. Go straight up to a third bolt. From here traverse right(crux) to a prominent crack. Go up the crack a short ways and belay.
Pitch 4 - climb the crack(fingers and hands - 5.8) to a ledge and belay.
Pitch 5 - a short, easy pitch to low angle slabs and trees ends the climb.
The descent is rather cumbersome. From the top of the climb head right on low angled slabs(a rope might come in handy in one spot) to the extreme right edge of the formation and make a tedious 4th class/low 5th class descent.
People have tried to rappel from the trees at the top of the climb and utilize the anchors on some of the climbs below, but there is no established route.