This is the corner crack at the far right side of the west wall, about 50 yards right of the two other cracks. From the base of it one can see down to the Dana Fork and the boulder field below the south face. It is listed in the Tuolumne Topropes guide, but not the regular guide; either way, it is a lot of fun. Climb the excellent 5.6 corner crack to where it levels off below an obvious bulge (visible from below). Protect the bulge (5.8), as a fall would land you on a slab, then pull through it in one mighty awkward move. Easier from there to the top. Gear anchor necessary at the top. Can be toproped using a 60m rope.
Submitted by: gotuolumne on 2003-02-27
Route ID: 32847
Great climb, nice granite crack system with old piton scars for finger holds on way up, easy gear placement, takes 8 pieces or so to pro properly (2 @ the top for the bulge move, which a great crack-bouldery move, tough on hands, but great5 for the soul!)
A wonderful crack. I climbed this at night with my roommate after we shared a skillet of Spam and scalloped potatoes....I'm glad I was leading! Belaying him from the top, looking out at the Cathedral Range cloaked in starlight, was priceless.