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Since clustiere bumped this back up, might as well answer his question of last year: N buttress (regular) of Middle Cathedral is good. A few sections of undistinguished (easy) climbing, but quite a lot of good pitches too; not to mention the obligatory short grovelly tunnel-through chimney for a Harding route (way easier and a bit dirtier than most though). The 10a corner high up is really good climbing, with passable TCU or small wire pro, wish the one ancient spinner bolt there were better but you are OK without it (especially if you select B: do not fall). Whole climb is maybe not quite so good as E buttress, nor as hard and sustained as NE buttress of Higher, but pretty damn good.
Another rarely done route that's also pretty good is East Corner of Higher Spire. 5.9 or harder on almost every pitch.
In the slab realm, do something worthwhile (not Harry Daley) to get to Monday Morning, then to Patio, then to Coonyard. After MM slab, you won't find a line in front of you. Great rock, climbing similar to Grack Marginal which people rave about. Reasonable runouts (rhymes with R).
DD wrote: "Thanks for the info on Dynamo Hum Peter. It never ceases to amaze me at the diversity of climbs that John did. The crux move is on pinky tips...and Largo's mitts ain't that small!"
Now that's a route I hadn't thought about in like 30 years. There were some dime edges by the crack and by using the edge of the tip seam as an edge itself, it was possible - barely. The first bit is hard as well.
Devil's Dancefloor has got to be one of the great names in all of Yosemite.
Not at all obscure but super duper good is the Lost Arrow Tip free. Never hear about people doing that one.
And for a super obscure and totally forgotten run out gem, try Chain Reaction, or the easier Peanut, to its right. Both good climbs.
Left Side of Slab Happy Pinnacle looks great, but I haven't done it.
Don't know why it doesn't get done more, but the Left Side of Moby Dick is really good, much better than it looks and totally unique. Same with Left Side of Reeds, Vendetta, and Edge of Night, three user friendly wide climbs that are clean and beautiful.
Plumb Line on Elephant Rock fits in with those, just longer.
Windfall and Windjammer on The Tower of the Cosmic Winds are a couple of obscure classics that stand on either side of the gatepost to the Valley with Windjammer in plain view of The Wawona Tunnel parking lot.
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