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Routes: North America: United States: California: Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley: Manure Pile Buttress: Manure Pile Buttress

Nutcracker popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
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Second Second ascent by: Sandstoned52 on 1984-05-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Historical

Ascent date approximated

Still being dragged around this was perhaps my fifth route in my tutelage. Then still fearful of what was ahead, stepping off the ramp onto pitch #3 was really committing. Traffic has polished the rock over the years and it's history and accessability has diminished the route's legend over time, (not to mention how often the route is soloed!) but the mantel still breaks an ankle or two each year to the careless. The crowds can make it an epic so pick your timing wisely and be careful on the descent which can be almost as hazardous as the route itself!

Added: 2007-09-03

Routes: North America: United States: California: Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley: Glacier Point Apron: Apron

Green Dragon Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating R
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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: Sandstoned52 on 1986-09-31 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Whoops!

Tried to follow this previously, but was rained/humiliated off. Came back full of myself and gave it a go. Four or five slips and a big (dangerous!) whipper later - I made it. Listed as two pitches, it can be done as one with a fifty meter rope. Slippery with scant holds, and be careful if you fall into the corner as fatalities have occured there. Glad to hear that it has been rebolted as those funky old 1/4"ers were scary!
(Ascent date approximated.)

Added: 2007-09-03

Routes: North America: United States: California: Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Valley: Royal Arches: Royal Arches

Royal Arches popular Average Rating = 0.00/5 Average Rating : 0.00/5

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Sandstoned52 on 1980-10-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars My First Time!

The first multi-pitch route I was "dragged" up as I led no pitch. Nine hours & the rotten log was still intact! Did everything wrong - no food, or bivy gear, & ran out of water - replenished at the then-safe spring at the "jungle". Benighted on a luckily balmy night and made the epic descent down the gulley (don't drop down too soon). Having repeated this route a number of times I think some features are harder than rated (Trying to free the tension traverse - 5.9 my ass!) but still very safe. I would still prefer the gulley as opposed to that rappel, but each to his own.

Added: 2007-09-03