On the Lamb 5.9

4th Pitch- 60m- 5.9/ Continue on the traverse. When you get to another blunt arête and check out the other side, you will see the crux 40’ hand rail section with blank slab below it. Place a solid .75" at the arête and keep your arms straight to avoid pumping yourself out for no reason as some do on this section as you hand-over-hand the rail to the next foot rest. If your 2nd has limited experience, you might want to plug a piece or two along the way, but you will be hanging by one hand as you do it unless you aid it. A competent second can plug gear back in that they cleaned if they need a rest. Once you get through this crux, the climbing is still enjoyable for a bit. When it starts to really ease up, look for a short left facing corner and bolt above. This is the first pitch of Jailbreak. Set up a medium gear belay in the base of the corner with a comfortable stance.
On the Lamb, 5 Pitches, 5.9, Lamb Dome, Tuolumne Meadows,Yosemite National Park, CA, June, 2013

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Luc

Luc - Jul 15, 2013 7:01 pm - Voted 10/10

looks

Fun and exposed for both leader and second

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Jul 15, 2013 9:51 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: looks

A must do for any climber visiting Tuolumne.

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Jul 16, 2013 1:48 am - Voted 9/10

Wow

Great angle of this climb.

PeteThompson

PeteThompson - Jul 19, 2013 10:51 am - Voted 10/10

Superb

looking pitch.

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