Type: Trad, Alpine, 360 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: DCuster & SRuff, 2005ish
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Shared By: dave custer on Aug 3, 2018
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

The south buttress of the peak that is the (northerly) continuation of Matthes Crest, a prominence on Echo Ridge (11168’); filed here under Matthes Crest as it is an obvious continuation of the S=>N MC traverse. The climbing is enjoyable, and the rock quality is generally sound (& would clean up nicely if it got some traffic). If you’ve finished the MC traverse and want more pitches, this is on your way out. Rewarding 360 degree view of the Cathedral Range from the summit.  P1: up & right, knobs and cracks, to right end of large roof; ~90’ P2: up the slot; easier and more enjoyable than it looks; (most of) the chock stones are well seated; ~70’ P3: up the buttress; cracks and knobs; ~200’

Location

Start at the left end of the lowest roof above the toe of the buttress.

Protection

standard rack to #3 camalot; we made good use of offset cams, metolius blue->black

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