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Tenaya Peak Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 10,301'
Location: 37.8302, -119.439 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The sweeping peak above Tenaya Lake, known for its easy 5th-class NW buttress.

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Classic Climbing Routes in Tenaya Peak

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tenaya Peak:
Northwest Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 1400'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: John Dalbey on Tenaya Peak

Northwest Buttress 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Tenaya Peak
This route features very easy climbing, but great exposure and views. Most of it can be simulclimbed. There are only two or three somewhat technical pitches near the summit.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 beca...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Tenaya Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Taken a few days after the opening of Tioga Pass i...
Taken a few days after the opening of Tioga Pass i...
Rock Climbing Photo: The view of Stately Pleasure Dome across Tenaya La...
The view of Stately Pleasure Dome across Tenaya La...
Rock Climbing Photo: Summited just after sunset.  Never Stop Smiling!!!
Summited just after sunset. Never Stop Smiling!!!
Rock Climbing Photo: The view from the summit.  Yellow line shows appro...
BETA PHOTO: The view from the summit. Yellow line shows appro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Snow on the line of Tenaya Buttress, June 16, 2008...
Snow on the line of Tenaya Buttress, June 16, 2008...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tenaya Peak, Tenaya Lake, and a picturesque boulde...
Tenaya Peak, Tenaya Lake, and a picturesque boulde...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tenaya Peak from South Crack
Tenaya Peak from South Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: Route follows line of least resistance up those su...
BETA PHOTO: Route follows line of least resistance up those su...
Rock Climbing Photo: lunch ledge - here we roped up for the crux pitch
lunch ledge - here we roped up for the crux pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Above the lower ledge, looking down.  Dead center,...
BETA PHOTO: Above the lower ledge, looking down. Dead center,...
Rock Climbing Photo: wife Having fun on Tenaya Peak
wife Having fun on Tenaya Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Tenaya Peak and Tenaya Lake
Tenaya Peak and Tenaya Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Julia belaying me from about 3/4 of the way up
Julia belaying me from about 3/4 of the way up
Rock Climbing Photo: Tenaya Peak from Tenaya Lake
Tenaya Peak from Tenaya Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on top of Tenaya with Half Dome in the backgrou...
Me on top of Tenaya with Half Dome in the backgrou...
Rock Climbing Photo: reflection in lake
reflection in lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Tenaya Peak.  Getting closer.  Just before crossin...
BETA PHOTO: Tenaya Peak. Getting closer. Just before crossin...
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit, Tenaya Peak
Summit, Tenaya Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: NW Buttress as seen from the ridge at May Lake.
BETA PHOTO: NW Buttress as seen from the ridge at May Lake.
Rock Climbing Photo: Snowy Tenaya Peak May 11, 2013 -- treacherous desc...
Snowy Tenaya Peak May 11, 2013 -- treacherous desc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Carl Erickson contemplating approaching storm clou...
Carl Erickson contemplating approaching storm clou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great Summit
Great Summit
Rock Climbing Photo: Tenaya Peak, October 2006.
BETA PHOTO: Tenaya Peak, October 2006.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rewarding view atop Tenaya.
Rewarding view atop Tenaya.

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