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  1. 100' (5.7) Up the finger crack making your way up to the obvious hand crack. Gear belay (pro 1"-1.5"). A large flake takes a nice sling but puts you in a semi hanging belay.

  2. 80' (5.8) Follow the awesome hand crack up to the dual crack system, move to the righthand system to finish out.

Pro to 4". 60m rap. This can be done as one long pitch.


Route History:

  • First Ascent: Russ Warne, Dave McFadden & Steve Roper, 1959

  • First Free Ascent: Chuck Pratt & Herb Swedlund, 1960


Located in Church Bowl approx:
Long/Lat: -119.579699,37.749190

Route Grade Citations

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

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 82%

Lead Styles

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