Direct North Buttress*** 5.11a
[Direct North Buttress, Middle Cathedral, Yosemite, 2 kb]5.11A0 R - allegedly. Committing wall climbing. Although a great route retreat is apparently common.
Yvon Chouinard (Freed by Frank Sacherer 1965) 1961

Photo: Direct North Buttress, Middle Cathedral, Yosemite © petemeads
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This climb is in 12 logbooks, and on no wishlists.

The first half of the route was great. The chimneys were not!
markalmack - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/13 with Smelly Eric

led in blocks, had to tweak the bolt on the crux making it 10c A0
simon kimber - AltLd - Oct/09 with Ben Hirst

Toby Dunn - AltLd - Sep/07 with Zach

shark - AltLd dnf - Apr/04 with Guy Maddox

lost.arrow - 19/Sep/00 with Gill Heartly

2 days
sadams - AltLd - Oct/99 with John Boyle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/93

AlexRenshaw - AltLd - Jun/91 with Doré Green

The only route I can remember doing in Yosemite.
g1m147 - AltLd - 1990 with Doug

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/84

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/84

A brilliant route, not too hard but long and with a long descent. Can't afford to hang about.
petemeads - AltLd O/S - Oct/78 with Howard Johnson

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