Braille Book, Higher Cathedral 5.8

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 5 hours
Approach time: 1.5 hours
Descent time: 2 hours
Number of pitches: 5
Height of route: 600'
Overview
Braille Book features awesome exposure, high quality rock and sustained cracks. This is a tough 5.8. Most parties will find this climb substantially harder and more sustained than Nutcracker, especially since it requires off-width climbing. The route is in the shade most of the day and is potentially cold at any time of the year, especially if the wind kicks up.
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Higher Cathedral - Braille Book 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Chris McNamara
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Higher Cathedral Spire - Regular Route 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Regular Route, 5.9
Higher Cathedral Spire
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The route winds up the left skyline to the summit. The traditional start is lower on the left.
Higher Cathedral - Northeast Buttress 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Northeast Buttress, 5.9
Higher Cathedral
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Northeast Buttress of Higher Cathedral is one of the best Grade IV climbs in the Valley.
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