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30 - The Rostrum Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.7187, -119.7079 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Sep 23, 2006
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Description 

The Rostrum is a beautiful pillar of gray rock with sheer orange sections and beautiful crack systems. It is visable directly across from the Reed's Pinnacle area and is distinguishable by it's blocky summit. The climb to do is The North Face (5.11c), commonly called "The Rostrum," but also Blind Faith -- a burly crack system to the right, and the Kaukulator -- a short climb near the halfway ledge of the formation.

The Rostrum faces north and is a great shady spot in the summer heat.

Getting There 

Take HWY 41 out of the Valley and follow it through a tunnel and on to a long stretch of stone wall. Park at the pullout along this wall or at a dirt pullout just past it. The descent trail begins at the west end of the wall and descends directly to the summit area, and then skirts steeply down the west side of the formation. The halfway ledge is visible through the trees, and shortly thereafter a series of three single-rope rappels takes you to the base. It would also be possible to approach via HWY 140 from the vicinity of the Generator Crack area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 30 - The Rostrum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 30 - The Rostrum:
The North Face   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 8 pitches, 700'   
Kauk-kulator   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 82'   
Blind Faith   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
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The North Face 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : 30 - The Rostrum
The Rostrum is a truly rad climb. Every pitch is high quality and would be sought after individual classics were they at any crag, but stacked on top of each other they create a superb and memorable challenge. The climbing is secure, well protected, and physical. Park at the pullout along the stone wall, or just past it at a dirt pullout. Follow the trail(which begins just west of the stone wall) down past some slabs and on to an obvious rappel point on a tree. Two more raps (all with a sin...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Offwidth pitch on the North Face of the Rostru...
The Offwidth pitch on the North Face of the Rostru...
Rock Climbing Photo: Darshan throws the rope of the top of the Rostrum
Darshan throws the rope of the top of the Rostrum
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul Parker on the Alien Roof (5.12b), Yosemite Va...
Paul Parker on the Alien Roof (5.12b), Yosemite Va...
Rock Climbing Photo: Matthew Fienup on the very exposed Notch Route, th...
Matthew Fienup on the very exposed Notch Route, th...
Rock Climbing Photo: looking up the 11c crack right off the halfway led...
looking up the 11c crack right off the halfway led...
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex Abzug on the Rostrum tyrolean
Alex Abzug on the Rostrum tyrolean
Rock Climbing Photo: The Rostrum
The Rostrum
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down on the overhanging OW on Uprising   e...
Looking down on the overhanging OW on Uprising e...
Rock Climbing Photo: The roof moves on the Excellent Adventure Photo by...
The roof moves on the Excellent Adventure Photo by...
Rock Climbing Photo: Michael McKay on the Rostrum tyrolean.
Michael McKay on the Rostrum tyrolean.
Rock Climbing Photo: Check with the park about the seasonal raptor clos...
Check with the park about the seasonal raptor clos...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Rostrum, Yosemite Valley.
The Rostrum, Yosemite Valley.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Rostrum as seen from the Merced river
BETA PHOTO: The Rostrum as seen from the Merced river
Rock Climbing Photo: The Rostrum. Photo by Blitzo.
The Rostrum. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: View from atop the Rostrum.
View from atop the Rostrum.

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By Sergio P
From: Idaho Springs, CO
Jun 24, 2007
There are seasonal closings for bird nesting in spring to early summer.
By Adam Stackhouse
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Feb 9, 2010
Cool video of a pair really placing gear and looking for holds!