Cold, windy day. Fun none the least.
Linked up with surrealistic pillar and bear's reach. Swing leads all day
Climbed this and Surrealistic Pillar with Erich in a morning cruise. Wanted to make sure my back was good to go again after an injury....definitely had a few "move it like bernie" moments (the roof on 3rd pitch, super fun!).
Without a doubt the most entertaining and exhilarating 5.7 I have ever done!
Led 1st and 3rd pitches in first go. Led the 2nd pitch during my second attempt. All three pitches are fun and steep (except for most of 3rd). Definitely worth a go if you make it out to the Leap!
What an incredible climb. Led p1, which was some fun and exciting stemming. But p2 was the real highlight. The traverse on p3 was definitely exciting.
9/26/2010 Repeated with Roger. Great link up with Surrealistic Pillar.
Climbed with Justin on a nice breezy late spring day.
Wanted to do the Surrealistic Pillar-Corrugation Corner linkup, but Surrealistic Pillar had a party on it, so we did The Groove (5.8) that morning instead. Good stuff.
Also climbed in 2006.
Sustained, steep, varied, exciting and fun beyond belief. What an awesome line. 5 stars far and away.
Did the route with Paul-Wall after discoveing his car had been broken into that morning. Making the best of it, we drove down in my ride to Strawberry where we discovered that he had left one (1) of his rock shoes at the rock gym the previous day. Again, making the best of it, we traded off shoes to the leader each pitch while the follower sported a tennis shoe. That third pitch traverse sucks with a regular right-footed shoe!
good times with Ritwik!
my partner Chris led the first pitch after dropping the big cams and her backpack on me (not quite literally). wasn't used to carrying a rack of trad gear ;-). i led P2 and 3, giggling at the exposure on the arete and cussing at the chimney. uwjennie wasn't kidding about the P3 traverse; i wiggled in a small nut (#3 BD wedge?) to try and protect my second but it was a shallow placement and came right out when she got to it =/. i think i remember a piton nearby but you take your chances with stuff like that... FUN @$$ ROUTE!!
I could do the second pitch every day.
A fun, challenging 5.7
2nd pitch can give you the willies.
I lead the first pitch (5.6) and Brian my partner lead P2&3. One of the more challenging 5.7s around. Really fun and worth doing. The traverse on P3 is really a no-fall situation for the follower so make sure they are solid and don't belay them too tight when they are following.
I think this is the coolest 5.7 that i have ever done and i lived in Yosemite for 2yrs.
Deservedly recognized as one of the best 5.7 in North America.
We did Pop Bottle the previous day, which was my first lead in over ten years. The next day we did Corrugation Corner. It was very exciting!
Did the 5.8 variation on the third pitch - after exiting the chimney, go left and straight up to a nice hand crack with moderate difficulty and good protection. Either traverse right at the top and belay from the regular position, or setup a belay on the left. Fun morning with P and a group of friends (2 rope teams), then we went to chill at South Lake.