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  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: justinjohnsen on 2012-05-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars First Valley climb

Followed Katie O P1, P3 (5.5 dihedral variation). Onsight led P2 and P4. Short pitches.

Added: 2012-05-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: leapinlizard on 2011-06-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Very fun route to get a little exposure on

Fun route since it's super easy and tops out to a nice location.

Added: 2011-07-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: EastSideEric on 2011-06-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great warmup

Great intro to Yosemite multi-pitch climbing! Found the descent trail much easier than everyone, even in pouring rain. Bonus: caught a baby mountain king snake on th way down as well!

Added: 2011-06-13

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: retro67 on 2011-05-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars sightseeing

Took Mike, Matt and Brett up to get a great view of the falls and Lost Arrow. Great mornings exercise.

Added: 2011-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: losinghand on 2010-05-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice views, easy route, pain in the ass descent

The climb is easy - protects well, varied climbing, most seems easier than 5.4. The descent is NOT 300 yards east - it is much further, and fairly slow going on a faint trail that seems to disappear often in slides. I didn't see rap rings up top - though you can bail/rap of the route at several of the lower pitches easily. Nice place to have lunch up top.

Added: 2010-05-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: taller_climber_dude on 2010-03-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

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Added: 2010-03-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: feline143 on 2009-10-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars lead in 3 pitches

This is actually 3 pitches then a whole lot of soloing/simul-climbing up to trail. The trail is long and has scary sections (much more scary than the climb!).

Added: 2009-11-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: Jarred8715 on 2009-11-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars great climb

fun to climb walk down the talus field... easy solo


Added: 2009-11-24

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: alleyehave on 2008-10-25 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Oh man...

A must do route if you want to take non-climber friends or a boyfriend/girlfriend on a nice "hike" with killer views. The 4th class chimney was the only shitty spot. The rest was a hike, except when I slipped on the "boulder problem" while laughing beforehand about how I would slip on such an easy move. Ironic. 5.4 Jugs Varation was a blast, but entirely too short (3-4 moves at best). Would be an awesome solo.

The standard descent describes a 300yard hike to the right(Supertopo), more like 1000 yards. And the descent does have some very iffy sections(a slip could result in a 600+ ft fall). May want to rap if you're with a clumsy person haha.

Added: 2008-10-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Scenery
Second Second ascent by: happiegrrrl on 2008-09-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars n/a

Followed Frisbee (Jake) on this route. It's a good one for the grade, even with the easy terrain. The exposure attaining the first chimney-esque bit on p1 will give you your money's worth and the routefinding offers a few options. The bouldery problem was fun, too. We walked off and though it is....a lot....quicker to rap, it makes for an interesting experience to walk the descent. There are parts that are 100% do-not-fall sections, as survival of a thousand foot roll down slabs is unlikely. But they are footpaths, so just pay attention. The only way I would ever rap this route was if I was with someone who thought climbing is all about the getting up movement. But, I wouldn't ever climb with someone like that. The descent is good training for a n00b who might not realize they need to pay attention.

Added: 2008-10-13

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