Pretty good route, mucho fixed gear, lots of new bolts and lots of old bolts that could be pulled. Sustained face climbing pitch, and a good assortment of steep corner climbing with an emphasis on stemming. My first Yam route. 2 other parties on the entire cliff on a national holiday???
This wall has a spell that it puts on you, for the very few that needs granite and only, it may leave you with a bad taste, but for the rest Yam is an a wall that captures you and brings peace during your climb.
A wobbly, falling-down pile of s*@#, until last pitch, which is worth all the effort. Quite a fun scramble onto the summit from the top of the wall, too.
My very first multi-pitch climb. Had great weather (especially for mid october). No leading for me, just seconding up. Pretty easy climb, with just one short 5.8 section.
In fact it all started on this sweet cliff. Scared myself more than a few times in the process, over the years I climbed:
Red Shirt, Direttessima, Corkscrew, Chalkstone Corner, King's Chimney, Grillmairs, Unnamed, Easy Street, Windy Slabs, The Toe, Belfry, Gollums Groove, A Route...
My first rock climb with Laurie Skreslet and Glenn Wells. They litterly dragged me up. 5.6-5.7
A much more relaxed climb with Laurie Skreslet up Grillmair's 5.6 with one 5.8 spot.