Crest Jewel Direct, North Dome 5.10d

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 2 hours
Approach time: 2-3 hours
Descent time: 3-4 hours
Number of pitches: 5
Height of route: 400'
Overview
By adding five pitches to Crest Jewel, the Direct makes one of the longest and highest quality 5.10 face routes anywhere even better. Not only do you get an extra 400 feet of fun thin face and friction moves, it avoids the longer standard approach. The climbing is similar to Crest Jewel but slightly steeper and harder. It's possible to pull on bolts through some of the cruxes but you still should be a confident 5.10 slab climber.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: October 2, 2008
North Dome - Crest Jewel Direct 5.10d - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Chris McNamara
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Crest Jewel, 5.10a
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Crest Jewel follows a series of unique but hard to see features.
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South Face, 5.7
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