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Five and Dime Cliff

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Bijou S 
Chump Change T 
Copper Penny T 
Five and Dime T 
Inner Reaches T 
Keystone Corner T 
Mockery S 
Nickel Bag S 
Ride the Lightning T,S 
Whack and Dangle T 

Five and Dime Cliff 


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Description 

The Five and Dime Cliff is a smaller crag down the hillside from the Reeds Parking pullout. It has some excellent shorter pitches ranging from trad to bolted, and provides a nice alternative if all of your planned routes at Reed's are occupied. The crag does get sun throughout the day, like Reed's, and has fantastic views of the Merced river and the Rostrum. Rock quality is excellent overall, and your standard Yosemite rack should suffice. Pitches are 70 - 130 feet, some routes have lowering anchors, others are walk off from the top.


Getting There 

Start from the Reed's parking pullout (b/w the tunnels on Hwy 120), and walk toward the eastern tunnel. As you walk along the road, look for a small climbers trail heading down the slope. Navigate the loose dirt trail through the trees and head toward the cliff. This trail will circle around to the base of the cliff, and the approach time is roughly 10 minutes, although longer for the walk back out.


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10 Total Routes


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['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Five and Dime Cliff:
Inner Reaches   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Keystone Corner   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Mockery   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Copper Penny   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   
Bijou   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Five and Dime   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Whack and Dangle   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   
Nickel Bag   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rick Cashner free-soling "Five and Dime". <br />Photo by Errett Allen.

Five and Dime 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five and Dime Cliff
Five and Dime is the classic and namesake climb for this crag. It is a strenuous crack that takes a wide ranges of gear, from small to off hands. The crux revolves around a strange pod midway up, followed by difficult finger locks and finishes with a burly hand to large-hand sized crack. The gear is solid throughout, and if you are solid too then you should do well on this one. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Mathew G
Oct 26, 2012

The trail starts right at the tunnel, behind the sign that gives the tunnel height. Don't follow the quasi-trails that are right below the parking area.