150m, 3 pitches. Considered "the best 5.6 climb in Yosemite." The route is surprisingly easy for a Yosemite 5.6 and has bomber gear the entire way. Each pitch gets a little bit harder.

Pitch 1: Many variations of chill climbing up to a nice ledge. Consider taking the more challenging variations to keep the climb exciting. Pitch 2: AWESOME splitter crack. Enough said. Pitch 3: This is the 'money pitch.' Remarkably good (yet small) gear up a thin crack and onto beautiful slab.

Rap with 2 ropes and make sure to tie knots in the ends. The rope will not hit the ground on the final rap. Instead it will lead to 3rd-4th class walking, depending on where you go.

Bill Sorenson and Jack Delk 1967

Bisteris 06/Oct AltLd O/S
with Bob Appleyard
meinecke 24/Sep AltLd O/S

Led P1 & P3. Beautiful, easy climb. Took overhang variation on P1 to make things spicy. P2 splitter crack is bomb. P3 is the money pitch-- surprisingly good pro.

with Helen Feng
jing 11/Sep 2nd O/S

Did 5.7 start. Great climb, until we got to the top and couldn't find the rap rings. The rest is history...

with Vince
Adamski1986 21/Jun AltLd
watson.b 21/Jun AltLd
steve-grigg 06/Jun AltLd O/S
wnicholson 06/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead the 2nd pitch the short splitter crack.

with George Hawksworth, Steve Grigg
GHawksworth 06/Jun AltLd O/S

led P3. great climb!!

joe.91 12/May Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May Lead
TGreen 06/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Rosie Henstock, Martin G
Rosie Henstock 06/Oct/15 AltLd rpt

1st and 3rd pitches

with Martin Green, Tom Green
Hidden 03/Oct/15 AltLd
Shaw Brown 03/Oct/15 AltLd
clams ?/Oct/15 AltLd

Cat led main P2. Stunning route at the grade

CatMc ?/Oct/15 AltLd
with clams
TGreen 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Awesome splitter!

Rosie Henstock 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

2nd 'Awesome Splitter' pitch

Matt17 ?/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Definitely the best 5.6 in the valley! Really enjoyable and fun.

with Andy
kellyb (velvet.mustard) ?/Sep/15 2nd

Amazing route! what an absolute pleasure!

with Shaw and Judith N
EddieA 17/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Mark A, Joe A
druss 03/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Splitter-philiac ?/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
RyanOsborne 31/Oct/14 AltLd


Matt77 31/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3 and then scarpered before the rain came in.

adam 24 12/Oct/14 Lead
timreynolds 15/Sep/14 AltLd
Steve Woollard 15/Sep/14 AltLd
steveprice.exmouth 15/Sep/14 AltLd
with Steve Woollard
Hidden 15/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Sarah Welsh 15/Sep/14 AltLd
sdht 15/Sep/14 AltLd
Steve Price 14/Sep/14 AltLd
with Steve Woollard
dprctr 12/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the 3rd Pitch. So Good!

with Mark MCarthy, Ryan Dirks
mrteale 05/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with alook
alooker 05/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
mjeffery 29/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Steve
Stickle Tarn 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Matt1234 17/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
georgeevans88 ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Caitlin
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Laurence Cowton 27/Aug/13 Lead
with Conor
Hidden ?/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 15/Oct/12 Lead
Andy Fielding 11/May/12 AltLd

Superb "splitter" crack but ankle breaking waiting for slower higher party to clear the small stance at the end of the second pitch. 2 x 60m ropes didn't quite reach the lower set of bolts so we abseiled off in three sections.

with Phil Harnett
1poundSOCKS 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/11 AltLd
gingergeorge 11/Sep/11 AltLd
with mick asher
gcandlin ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

brilliant little route!

with Andy born
andrew sandercock ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P3, with Will Walker and Gareth.

peppermill ?/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Simon Bennett
dj_brigham05 13/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Simul-ed in 15 minutes. Pretty cool route

pete87abs 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
rclarke 13/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 13/Jun/11 AltLd
Rob84 ?/Jun/11 AltLd
stuart34 31/May/11 AltLd O/S

P 1, 3

sparkass 24/May/11 AltLd O/S

Superhero stuff - just cram and jam! Very cool!

markfairbank 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Nice warm-up

Andy Clarke 13/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Last route of the trip. A good one to unwind on. We look like proper dirtbags and we've all got 1,000 yard stares. Back in 2012!

with Tim
Hidden 01/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Graeme Gilchrist 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with kyle
katherinesydney 23/Sep/10 2nd O/S

slabby... tedious walk-in

with graeme gilchrist, kyle breuning
birthers 16/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Siy led P1 and P3, I led P2. Topped out at sunset, abbed off in the dark!

SiyP 16/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3.

with McCoy, TB
Hidden 16/Sep/10 2nd
juhah 12/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Mikko Vartiainen
jimorothy 09/Sep/10 AltLd

Jammin. 'What a spliter' as the yanks would say. Rachel led 'the' pitch, found final finger crack disconcerting.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden ?/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 13/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 06/Oct/09 AltLd
Chris Plewa ?/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Julesthe1st 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Hal
tuukka 18/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Maija
hlegge 07/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

A little easy. 6/10

tcn_2002 07/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Stig 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

Meant to be a rest day!

with Doug
Pythonist 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Awesome low-grade crack climbing. Slabby enough such that you could just climb the surface with gear in the crack, but thoroughly enjoyable either way!

with Biki
Hidden ?/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
cat22 ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Mike
DavidR 09/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
PenJD 07/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 27/Aug/06 -
with RA
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
zero six ??/2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
chrishedgehog 19/May/05 AltLd O/S
with Joe Thompson
timreynolds 07/Sep/04 AltLd
with Martin Hoather
Hidden 03/Sep/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/04 AltLd
Sankey 28/Jul/04 AltLd

Billed as best 5.6 in the valley (5 stars!) Abseil off in the dark, worried about bears on the walk back to the car!

with Luke
HIGHTOWER 30/Sep/03 AltLd O/S

I led first two pitches.

with Ivor
Toerag ?/May/99 Lead O/S
with Samantha Woolcombe
Chris Ellis 22/Sep/94 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
Roget 11/Sep/94 AltLd O/S
with baccy
Hammy 03/Oct/92 AltLd
with Damian Ryan
Hidden 08/Sep/81 AltLd
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