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Route History:

  • First Ascent: Royal Robbins, Mike Sherrick & Jerry Gallwas, Jun 1957

  • First Free Ascent: Dean Potter †, 9 Sep 2002

    All pitches redpoint.


Located in Northwest Face approx:
Lat/Long: 37.745412,-119.535426

Route Grade Citations

5.12b Community registered grade
VI 5.9 A2 or 5.12 Yosemite Climbs: Big Walls
5.12 or 5.9 C3 Yosemite Big Walls
5.12 or 5.9 C3 The Road to the Nose
5.12 or 5.9 C1 Yosemite Ultra Classics
VI 5.9 A2 or 5.12 Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select
VI 5.9 A2 or 5.12 Rock Climbing Yosemite Free Climbs
VI 5.8 C1 or 5.12b

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 99%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

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