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Primate Crossing 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 350', Grade III
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Rick Hoovin, Dave Chen
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Submitted By: RichLarge on Dec 30, 2006

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Description 

One of the most beautiful splitters in Yosemite on incredible hard golden glacial polished rock, seldom done due to its remote location.
1. 5.11c Jam up the obvious vertical hand crack for a long pitch to a belay ledge at the base of a 'Y'.
2. 5.9 Jam up either side of the 'Y' to the summit.

Location 

Bushwhack up either side of Pluto slab or much better, do a route on Pluto Slab to attain the base of the South Face of the upper dome. A large ledge containing a sizeable pine tree will be found near the center of the face. This route is to the left of the tree.

Protection 

Standard crack rack to 3.5 inch. Double or triple up on hand size.


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