Avg: 3.5 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 220 ft (67 m), 3 pitches|
|FA:||Dale Bard and Ron Kauk, 1974|
|Page Views:||997 total · 18/month|
|Shared By:||Christina Freschl on Mar 1, 2016|
|Admins:||M 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.
The next 80 or so feet are glorious offwidth climbing. Hand fist stacks and physical arm barring will help you gain ground. Two small bulges will present some interesting "cruxes", but these are over quickly and it is really just a practice in persistence. There are several well-earned rests on the climb.
You pull out of the crack onto a small sloping ledge. There is a nice horizontal crack to place mid-range cams for an anchor. There are no bolts. To descend we climbed another pitch, which is pretty awful to be honest. Although the climbing was easy, the protection was questionable and the grunge was in abundance. We were able to rap off a tree to the ground with 2 ropes.
We were able to rap off a tree to the ground with 2 70m ropes.
A few bolts at the top of the 5-inch crack would make this route much more enjoyable.