- Height: 500ft
- Pitches: 5
- Breakdown: 5.2, 5.7, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9
- Ascents: 14
From where the approach trail meets the cliff head up and left along the face for about 180 ft, passing one bolt line, looking for a left facing corner with blocky climbing up and right up the corner with a bolt line rising up and rightwards (for three bolts, then curving back left) on the face to the left of the corner.
140ft, 5.2, to a large ledge with thin crack in the back. (Supertopo guide shows three bolts -- they don't exist as of 2014, and no sign of their ever having existed.)
150ft 5.7. Climb up the thin crack, then up poorly protected face to a splitter crack, then crack/chimney system to a ledge and tree.
100ft. 5.7. Walk to the left edge of the ledge, then step left off the edge into a crack and flake system. Climb up this trending leftwards to a solid crack then up to a hanging belay (bolts). (Link P3 and P4 with a 70m rope to avoid hanging belay.)
5.8 110ft. Climb up the obvious crack system above the belay, step right as it peters out to another crack system, and up past a small roof to the belay on a small ledge (bolts).
Climb up the cracks above to the wide-fingers steeper final section (5.9), then step left to the anchor (bolts).
Rap to the hanging belay, then from there off the left edge of the ramp to a tree, then to the ground.
First Ascent: Gene Drake & Rex Spaith, 1971
Located in The Royal Arches approx:
Route Grade Citations
|5.9||Community registered grade|
|5.2, 5.7, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9||David Gibbs|
|5.9||Rock Climbing Yosemite Free Climbs|
Overall quality score: 67%
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