Comments: Climbed this again today, 10 years after first doing it. As George suggests, climbing the Spire first is recommended, adding a couple pitches of climbing plus a cool summit. 3 out of 4 stars done this way. The knife edge ridge is worth it!
Also, the approach/descent is really not as bad as it's made out to be. It's on par with Braille Book - a fair bit of elevation gain, but fairly straightforward. Took us just over an hour to get the base, and about the same to get down from the top. All... more >>
Comments: "Excellent" might be a bit optimistic description of this crag, but it's worth a quick visit if in the area. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is the best of the bunch. All 9 routes are visible in this Photo.
If the route names appear a bit odd, rent the movie.
Il Buono, il brutto, il cattivo (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly): The 1966 western starring Clint Eastwood. Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with the cash?
P1: Climb 160' to large, sandy ledge. Full value at 5.8.
P2: Continue more or less straight up, staying right of a prominent leaning pillar. The final 20' of climbing involves a wild and exposed traverse left across protruding crystals. 200'. Belay in a small alcove.
P3: A few tricky moves off the belay, followed by moderate climbing to a large, prominent flake. Roughly 150'.
From the top, walk approximately 100 yards uphill to join the Yosemite Falls Trail. Allow a g... more >>
Comments: A beautiful line. This is a great route to push your limit, since you can get in gear just about everywhere. Load up on the finger-size pieces if you really want to sew it up. It was a bit wet yesterday (2/27/09).
Comments: Finally made it out here today and had a great time. Kudos to Aaron Rough, Chris Summit, and the others who have established some fun, quality problems. I found the views from the Stonewall Boulder to be very pleasant. This is a nice escape from the hustle-bustle of the big city. Thanks again guys for all the hard work.