Information on The Chief V 5.11b, A1, Yosemite Valley : LUSENET : Mountaineering : One Thread

I am interested in any information on The Chief, V 5.11 A1. It's located on Yasoo Dome in Yosemite Valley. Mostly interested in approach info and the unusual note in the guidebook..." include crescent wrench for two 9/16" bolts" Many thanks

-- Greg Murphy (, June 16, 1999


I answered my own question by doing the route with Peter Coward on June 19, 1999. The route is exceptional and gets my highest recommendation. The A1 can be freed at 5.12a or so but would realistically need a bolt (I freed it seconding). Gear: doubles on cams to #3, one each #3.5, and #4, one set of stoppers, 6-8 draws, about 5 long runners. No crescent wrench or #5 cam needed. Enjoy, the climbing and situation are exceptional.

-- Greg Murphy (, June 25, 1999.

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