Avg: 3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft (121 m), 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Ben Ditto with help from Ian Nielsen and Steele Taylor|
|Page Views:||2,884 total · 44/month|
|Shared By:||ben ditto on Nov 16, 2015|
|Admins:||Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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: Begin up the right facing dihedral and go left at the roof, past 2 bolts. 5.11a.
pitch 2: climb the wandering splitter crack up to a piton, step left, and the climbing gets a bit trickier, past a few bolts, a hanging flake, and into the 'crackless' dihedral (techy stemming) and up to a nice ledge and anchor. 5.12b
pitch 3: head up and left from the anchor on a hanging arete past bolts, step back right and up a short steep crack and into a dihedral to a small ledge and anchor. 5.10
pitch 4: up the steep blocky (perhaps a bit loose) crack past a bolt, some fixed nuts and then into the business. boulder to get out of the crack and to the roof/bulges and the final boulder problem on edges and knobs. 5.13b
To rappel the route, you can top out, or not. If you top out the formation, belay on the big tree and then do a short rappel (there's a rap ring tied to a smaller tree) back to the anchor atop pitch 4. I configured it in such a way so that pitch 4 has its own anchor, enabling the leader to belay up the 2nd and then proceed to the summit, or just rap back down.
It begins in a right facing dihedral and is a shared start with the route 'spinner'
rappel the route with a single 70m rope, or walk off