- Height: 60ft
- Pitches: 2
- Ascents: 49
60' (5.10b) Climb the pin-scarred right-leaning crack. Great clean aid practice.
Seldom climbed. Rivet and bolt ladder leads to tree with rap rings.
First Ascent: Tom Rohr
First Ascent: Mike Jefferson & Dave Collins, 1970
(Not Mark) From Mike on supertopo: "I remember that day well. My partner Dave Collins and I had spent the afternoon nailing up what became known as Churchbowl Tree, with a tension traverse to the crack to the left and some shakey aid with nuts (new at the time) to the ledge above. At the time we thought it might have been a first ascent, but Tom Rohr is reputed to have climbed it to the point where the belay bolts are. In any case, we had a splendid time, but darkness fell before we got finished." http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1209560/Yosemite-riots-the-first-ascent-of-Independence-Pinnacle
First Free Ascent: unknown, 1982
Located in Church Bowl approx:
Route Grade Citations
|5.10b||Community registered grade|
|Hard Landin' Brandon|
|5.10b||Rock Climbing Yosemite Free Climbs|
|5.10b||Yosemite Ultra Classics|
|5.10b||Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select|
Overall quality score: 59%
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