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  1. 130ft (5.7) Jam up the right-facing dihedral with insecure footholds on slick, polished rock. Belay at the tree.

  2. 50ft (3rd class) Scramble up 3rd class to a large manzanita at the base of a wide crack.

  3. 80ft (5.6) Wide crack climbing leads to face climbing. Continue up and right to belay at an alcove on a ledge.

  4. 130ft (5.5) Easy slab climbing leads to a large ledge.

  5. 80ft (5.6) Easy slab climbing on knobs leads to crux liebacking up a flake. Continue up to another large ledge and belay at the tree.

  6. 90ft (5.6) Follow the crack up and right. Belay from cracks atop the buttress. A fun 5.8 alternate finish follows the thin flakes and broken cracks up left before traversing back right across the steepest rock directly below the summit.

Walk off descent with short 3rd and 4th class exposure. Retreat earlier by rappelling with 2 ropes or escaping left atop pitch 4.

Pro to 2".


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Yvon Chouinard & Ruth Schneider, 1965


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

Route Grade Citations

5.7 Community registered grade
5.6 ** Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select
5.6 ** Rock Climbing Yosemite Free Climbs
5.7 Romain Wacziarg
5.7 ** Yosemite Ultra Classics
5.7, 5.0, 5.6, 5.5, 5.6, 5.6 *** Hard Landin' Brandon

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 61%

Lead Styles

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