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Cloud's Rest Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,926'
Location: 37.7691, -119.4942 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: TylerW on Feb 11, 2010
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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!

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

For the Tuolumne Meadows area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Cloud's Rest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cloud's Rest:
My Favorite Things   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 15 pitches, 2700'   
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Featured Route For Cloud's Rest
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott leading the crux pitch (11)

My Favorite Things 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  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 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 had a great topo here: (deadlink) dot html My Favorite Things topo The pitches are almost all 55-60m long, en...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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