The sweeping peak above Tenaya Lake, known for its easy 5th-class NW buttress.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tenaya Peak:
Northwest Buttress 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a Trad, 5 pitches, 1400'
Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral Traverse 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 7500'
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Northwest Buttress 5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Tenaya Peak
Low down there really is not one best way to go. Just up. From a large ledge halfway up the face, the ridge starts to lead the the west side. Most will simul-climb or solo the bottom 3/4. Up high you can make it easy or hard. We stayed on the right side of the ridge and belayed on great ledges (kept some pitches short because this route has some loose rock). I think that you can find a 5.8 pitch out left just before the summit, but this looked loose. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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