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Klemens Escape

5.9, Trad, 100 ft,  Avg: 3 from 2 votes
FA: unknown
California > Yosemite NP > Lower Merced Ri… > d. Entrance Sta… > Arch Rock
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

This climb is reached via the first two pitches of New Dimensions.

Climb the first two pitches of New Dimensions (5.10) then traverse 10ft right on the thin ledge to bolted anchors.

Head up the obvious hand to wide hands crack until you reach a tree at the top. Splitter hand cracks don't get much better than this! It starts out slightly overhanging then gently eases back.

Combined with the first two pitches of New Dimensions this is a great route on it's own, or worth tagging while you rappel New Dimensions.

Protection

Gear to 3 inches. Tree at the top with cord and rappel rings.
Rappel with a 70m rope.