15 pitches. 15 pitches weaving up some steep territory of the North Face. Start from the left hand side of the Flying Buttress and head left towards the Chessman pinnacle.

The Chouinard-Herbert was first climbed in Aug. of 1962 by Yvon Chouinard and TM Herbert. Many consider the crux of the route to be the exposed approach, which has several pitches of roped (for most) climbing and tests route finding skills. All of that just to get to the start of the actual route.

The route has much moderate free climbing (5.10- or less) and the harder free sections can be aided at C1F. The aid crux is probably the 2nd roof on P11, but goes at C1 with Aliens.

Chouinard / Herbert 1962.


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High 5.11d
Mid 5.11d
Low 5.11d
High 5.11c
Mid 5.11c
Low 5.11c
High 5.11b
Mid 5.11b
Low 5.11b
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Grade: 5.11c ***
(Glacier Point Apron)

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