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1 70ft
2 80ft
  1. 70ft (5.9 R) Start between Haley's Comet and After Six. Face climbing up broken cracks leads past some new and old bolts. Continue left to the bolted anchor shared with Haley's Comet.

  2. 80ft Continue up cracks to a ledge and bolted anchor. To descend from here, rappel the route or 4th class scramble left.

Pitches 3 to 5 are seldom climbed, but continue up faces, cracks, and dihedrals to the top of the buttress while staying left of After Six.

Pro to 0.75" for the first 2 pitches. Pro to 2" for the full route.


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Yvon Chouinard & Joy Herron, 1967


Located in Manure Pile Buttress approx:
Lat/Long: 37.731022,-119.618913

Route Grade Citations

5.9 R Community registered grade
Hard Landin' Brandon
5.9 R Hard Landin' Brandon
5.9 Rock Climbing Yosemite Free Climbs
5.9 Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 54%

Lead Styles

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