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Church Bowl  

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Mike Corbett on "Bishop's Terrace", 1975...


Church Bowl has some good moderate climbs.
It is very popular and can get crowded.

Getting There 

Church Bowl is on the north side of the road from Yosemite Village, to the Ahwahnee Hotel.
There is a marked parking lot and Shuttle bus stop.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

22 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Church Bowl:
More Balls Than Brains   A3 PG13     TR, Aid, 60'   
Parkay Squeeze   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad   
Church Bowl Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Bishops Terrace   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Church Bowl Terrace   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   
Church Bowl Lieback   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Revival   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Deja Thorus   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 120'   
Pole Position   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Church Bowl Tree   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 60'   
Tammy Fae   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Book of Revelation   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Bitches' Terror   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Energizer   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Hook moves down low

More Balls Than Brains A3 PG13  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Church Bowl
Follow hook moves and two hangerless bolts to a thin seam. Can be done hammerless if you're feeling ambitious. Easy to set a toprope after climbing Church Bowl Tree. Can be led, but there's no good gear until up higher so a fall before the offset cam placements will be onto a hangerless bolt......[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The old alter on Churchbowl's left side.
The old alter on Churchbowl's left side.

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By Osprey Overhang
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Feb 23, 2010
There is no shuttle bus stop at Churchbowl. If taking the bus, get off at the Village Store stop and walk toward the Ahwahnee.