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This is the 1,000', multi terraced cliff seen above the road at the Highway 140 entrance station.
Park at the entrance parking lot or across the Hay. at a dirt road.
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Entrance Exam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Application 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Gripper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Midterm 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Supplication 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
English Breakfast Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Blotto AKA Axis 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
New Dimensions 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Leanie Meanie 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Anticipation 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Short Circuit 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Goldilocks 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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Gripper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Arch Rock
Pitch 1. This pitch is the business. Climb the flare that ends with a hardish (.9) move to a sloping ledge, enter the chimney with some difficulty, move right from the chimney to a thin hand to fingers corner. This exit goes at 10b, but what really gets you is the physical climbing below. Belay at the tree. Pitch 2. Climb some 50 feet to a ledge where you can see a hand crack about 15 feet to the right. Pitch 3 is one of the best 5.9 hand cracks in the Valley. A true jewel. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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