Direct Route, Reed's Pinnacle 5.10a

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 1-2 hours
Approach time: 5 minutes
Descent time: 20 minutes
Number of pitches: 3
Height of route: 270'
Overview
Clean, sheer, and physically demanding, Reed?s Direct is a respected climb even for 5.12 climbers. The crux second pitch is fun, spectacular, challenging, and draining ? a test of power, endurance, and technique. The route is not tall, but by starting 1500? up the wall of the Valley, and by its location across from the spectacular Rostrum, it feels like you are much higher than you are. The final pitch is a testpiece 5.10a flared offwidth, but a super-fun tunnel through and 5.9 crack allow you to reach the top and top-rope the 5.10a offwidth from bomber bolts.
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Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: March 7, 2014
Reed's Pinnacle - Direct Route 5.10a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Chris McNamara
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