Long routes up the huge ~3000 ft slabby face of Cloud's Rest. Although roughly north facing, it gets sun in the summer. Routes have been climbed since the 60s, but I personally only know of one "established" route. The face is more than a mile wide so there are potentially many more. Tenaya Canyon is the last real "remote" place in the park so please tread gently!
Park at Sunrise Trailhead & parking area in Tuolumne. Hike along the normal cloud's rest trail and then cut off right following Tenaya Creek to Pywiak Falls. Then simply contour along the slabs. Sticky rubber approach shoes help. The approach is approximately 6 miles.
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My Favorite Things 5.10a Trad, 15 pitches, 2700 feet, Grade IV
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My Favorite Things 5.10a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Cloud's Rest
Every Tuolumne climber has eyed the huge face of clouds rest. Then, one day I found a description on the internet (myweb.cableone.net/tomharper/FTTop.html) of an awesome sounding route right up the middle. With 2700 feet of 5.9ish climbing, it sounded too good to be true. Finally in 2009 we went out and did the route and it has become one of my favorite climbs in Yosemite.Tom Harper has a great topo here: myweb.cableone.net/tomharper/FTTopo.htmlThe pitches are almost all 55-60m ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA