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After Seven 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 17, 2006

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Somewhere on after seven

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This fun crack is to the right of the first pitch of "After Six".
Jam up nice, smooth hands and fingers to where a step right can be made. Continue up to a ledge.
From here one can either continue climbing up and joining "After Six", or descend.


Pro to 2.5".

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the roof variation of the last pitch.  Fre...
Pulling the roof variation of the last pitch. Fre...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jerry M above the crux of After Seven.
Jerry M above the crux of After Seven.
Rock Climbing Photo: "After Seven". Photo by Blitzo.
"After Seven". Photo by Blitzo.

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By Sirius
From: Oakland, CA
Apr 14, 2007

2 ropes req'd to rap. Excellent climb and well-protected for leaders pushing their abilities.

FA: unknown according to both ST and Reid.
By Tina S
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 23, 2007

I was able to rap with a single 70m.
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Oct 19, 2008

The "5.8" face moves are pretty mello. Don't get intimidated by them.
By vincent L.
From: Redwood City
Mar 15, 2009

With a 70m rope you can rap off the tree at the top of the first pitch of after 7 . It is a rope stretcher. If you swing right into after six, you can reach a good ledge about six feet off the ground , then a short and easy downclimb...
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
May 15, 2009

Great route and a more aesthetic start to After Six. The crux is no issue but the crack climbing is real committing.
By Grant G
Aug 2, 2009

Try the alternate final pitch with the left-leaning left-facing corner... not as much exposure on the way up but a nice sustained 5.8 with a committing but rewarding roof mantle at the end.
By ccmski body
From: Seattle, WA
Oct 17, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great pitch as a start to After 6 or on its own. Walk-off requires some tricky smearing.
By Colonel Mustard
From: Sacramento, CA
Mar 22, 2010

Pitches 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 (if continuing on After Six) linkup perfectly with a 70 meter rope, no simulclimbing. With maybe a scramble in between the anchor and the next belay, pitches 1 & 2 probably linkup as well to cut the pitch count down to 3.
By Colin Bartholomew
Jun 19, 2010

I cut left before the "roof" and had to run it out 40 feet. The hard parts were protected mostly.
By Rodger Raubach
Mar 19, 2011

A really fun and exciting pitch; no problems protecting using passive-only pro. Provides an excellent alternative to After Six first pitch now that the tree is gone.
By Mark P Thomas
From: Draper
Apr 5, 2011

with a 60 m you can do two rappels from above Jump for Joy & Haley's Comet to those route bolts and then a second rappel from there. The bolts at the second rappel are a bit sketchy though . . .

Much easier and better protected than the 5.8 pitch of C.S. Concerto.
By RAZORsharp
From: Carlsbad CA
Jul 24, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

If you have 1 rope you can climb up to a nice manzanita ledge (up and left of the rap tree for after 6) and walk off as per the first pitch of after 6, gully to the left. keep your climbing shoes on, as a few thin crimps for hands and feet on the descent can see you off, and a fall of ~15ft is possible
By Jan Tarculas
From: Riverside, Ca
Aug 8, 2012

My first time in the valley this weekend and decided to do this route as my introductory climb to Yosemite climbing. Quality route, 4 stars from me. Felt like tahquitz climbing(my home trad crag)
By Jana Baran
Aug 5, 2013

if you prefer crack/face climbing this route is much better alternative to the 1st pitch of After Six which is polished and a bit scary. The crack si very solid, not slippery at all and very well protected. You can easily rappel with a 70m rope from the two trees at the end without any downclimbing.
By Neil Rankin
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Mar 14, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Free soloed on-sight on July 4, 1998 at age 21. Took me a while to commit to the crux but it felt clean once I did. Later that night in the Awhanee Meadows I made out with two girls from Alabama who were rolling on ecstasy. Good times.
By cliffmama
Jun 9, 2016

As a Gunks climber who sucks at vertical cracks, I found both pitches to be delightful, with great moves and good gear. The 5.8 face crux was hardly a crux for someone used to face climbing. Absolutely loved it!
We finished off with the final pitches of After Six to the top. Very enjoyable outing!
By Tristan Sipe
From: Santa Rosa, CA
May 1, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Those newer to crack climbing will find this pitch frustrating and wonky. Consider letting the partner with slightly larger hands lead this pitch as we found that my fingers found much more solid jams than that of the leader.

Crux face section is heady, slightly unprotected and greasy. Don't forget to save pro for the final little mantle at the top, even though it is roughly 5.4/3rd class that peace of mind before pulling over the ledge will be awesome!
By Jimmy Downhillinthesnow
From: Bozeman, Montana
May 3, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great climbing at 5.8. Absolutely not 5.9 by the standards of anywhere I've ever climbed. The SuperTopo description is spot-on: great way to pass the conga line on the first pitch of After Six, and the crux face climbing has pro just far enough out that it gets your attention. Don't worry, there's good gear before and after the crux, trust your feet and do the moves.
By Nick Tripp
2 days ago

With such stellar handcrack moves, I found this pitch to be so much better than the first of After Six!

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