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An excellent alternate start to After Six with committing crack climbing and much less polish.

  1. 120ft (5.8) Hand and finger crack climbing leads to face climbing at the crux. Belay near the large manzanita.

  2. 140ft (5.7) A hand crack leads to low angle scrambling to gain the ledge.

Rappel with 2 ropes (a single 70m rope may or may not suffice), or join up with pitch 3 of After Six.

Pro to 2".


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: unknown


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

Route Grade Citations

5.8 Community registered grade
5.8 * Rock Climbing Yosemite Free Climbs
5.8 * Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select
5.8 ** Yosemite Ultra Classics
5.8, 5.7 *** Hard Landin' Brandon

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 67%

Lead Styles

Lead styles pie chart

Comments keywords

crux hard perfect good great fun tricky chimney rest crack

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