Start up 5.8 splitter (thin hands for guys, hands for ladies), step right around roof to bolted belay. Continue up 5.7 layback corner past tree (do not belay here) to gear belay on ledges below crux roof. Lieback out the crux roof (5.9, excellent pro) and continue up lieback crack beyond (5.8). Finish 5.7 or 5.9 (great pro).
walk off, possible rap (bolts) at the 3rd class near ground.
Submitted by: feedmerocks on 2004-11-14
Last Modified: 2010-02-03
Route ID: 61789
First climb in Yosemite. Really good. Liked how to use the tree to get started in the first pitch, how easy the second pitch felt, and how good it felt to not be leading on the committing crux roof move ;-) Oh, and did I mention how I hate (and am really bad) at hand jamming? Damn you, Yosemite! :p