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Stone Groove (full)

5.10b, Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: unknown
California > Yosemite NP > Lower Merced Ri… > p. Reed's Pinna… > Reed's Pinnacle
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

P1: (5.10b 80 ft) Climb stone groove for P1 to chain anchor. Then go around to the corner for the second pitch.

P2: (5.9 70ft) Climb offwidth chimney up the notch walking up a #5 and into an enclosure at the top of the pillar to some rap slings. You may want to stop and belay here due to drag. Then come out and climbers left to a more defined crack protected by a #6. Top out and continue right to bolted anchors by a slung tree.

Decent: two raps down off chain anchors

Location

Start on stone groove

Protection

P1: see stone groove, P2: One #5 and #6

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P2 anchors
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Slung tree by anchor
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Last move before constriction
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Coming up through constriction
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Midway belay in constriction off rap slings and a #5
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The first ow section from constriction.
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P1 anchor
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Follower on stone groove from anchor
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Start of stone groove
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