North Face, The Rostrum 5.11c


Yosemite Valley, California USA

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From the junction of Southside Drive and Highway 41, take Highway 41 west. From the west end of the Wawona Tunnel, drive 0.9 miles and park on the right side of the road at the end of the long stone wall. From the end of the stone wall, hike down dirt, then slabs, then westerly into the trees following a climbers’ trail. Once at the rim, continue down steep dirt and... GET Yosemite Valley Free Climbs and read the rest this approach as well beta for over 200 other classic Yosemite routes.

From the top of The Rostrum, rappel into the notch off bolts or downclimb exposed 5.4. Climb up a 5.2 ramp to the rim and walk south back to the approach trail.

The Rostrum - North Face 5.11c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
One of the finest multi-pitch 5.11 climbs anywhere.
Photo: Mark Kroese