Washington Column stands at the eastern end of the Valley, on the north side. Supposedly, it was so named because from some point of view, the rock appears to look like George Washington.
The Column is found on the east end of the Valley, just east of the Ahwahnee Hotel. It used to be you could park at the Ahwahnee and hoof over to the Column on the bike path, but I've heard recently that you can't park there anymore (permit req'd?). Maybe someone can post up the current beta...
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Washington Column:
South Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid, 11 pitches, 1200'
Skull Queen 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C2 Trad, Aid, 12 pitches, 1200'
The Prow 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C2-3 Trad, Aid, 12 pitches, 1200'
Jo Jo 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Astroman 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'
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South Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C1 CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Washington Column
The South Face of the Column is the first wall experience for a lot of aspiring big wall climbers in the Valley. A few pitches of free climbing and easy aid make it a straight-forward, two-day climb for most teams. Bear in mind that this also makes this route the BUSIEST wall route in the entire Valley.The general approach is to climb to Dinner Ledge the first day, fix a couple of pitches from there, then head for the top on day two.P1) Climb up 5.8 corner, traverse out across the slab left of t...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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