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Difficult fingers at the start leading to a sustained wide section. Beautiful climbing.

Pro to 4.5", 2 ea. 4".


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Franch Sacherer & Steve Roper, 1963

  • First Ascent: Herb Swedlund & Penny Carr, 1963


Located in Southwest Base Area approx:
Lat/Long: 37.733929,-119.641350

Route Grade Citations

5.10a Community registered grade
***Jakob Kapelj
***Hard Landin' Brandon
5.10a, 5.8 Hard Landin' Brandon
5.10a *** Rock Climbing Yosemite Free Climbs
5.10a *** Yosemite Ultra Classics
5.10a *** Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select
5.10a ***Philip Armstrong

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 82%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

solid sustained perfect good amazing fun cool awesome runout tricky slippery rest fingers hands short jamming offwidth crack

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