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Although the FA was done on lead, this climb is almost always done on toprope. Start at the memorial plaque and then work left up the face, eventually finishing on the arete just right of Carey Corner. A superb line.
The plaque at the base of this route is a memorial to Jim Adair, who died in Yosemite. His father, Bob Adair, is a physics professor at Yale and is famous for a book on the physics of baseball. The Adairs have given generously to the RMF.
This climb is at the right end of the cliff - the Adair memorial marks the start.
If done on lead, bring your best style. Don't expect any fixed pro.
|By Marc H|
From: Lafayette, CO
Nov 26, 2007
Does anyone know if the plaque ever got replaced after it went missing?
|By John Peterson|
Nov 26, 2007
The plaque was replaced once about 5 (?) years ago. I haven't heard of any further problems with it.
|By Rusty Reno|
Aug 10, 2009
This route is can be led without dire consequences. True, there is a frightening run-out midway up the route, but the crux has a secret RP placement that gives excellent protection.
|By CT Climber|
Oct 21, 2010
Isn't the plaque a clear violation of CT climbing ethics? That is clearly defacing the rock and should be chopped! Right?
|By john strand|
From: southern colo
Jan 26, 2011
A bit R, but this is CT afterall. 11a
Aug 5, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R
Strongly recommend taking a few HB offset brass nuts if you are considering leading this puppy....