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This very popular area offers several good routes.
Take the Lower Yosemite Falls trail to just before the bridge. Follow a trail to the left.
11 Total Routes
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Munginella 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad
The Caverns 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Selaginella 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 560'
Try Again Ledge 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Commitment 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad
The Surprise 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Werner's Ant Trees 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
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The Surprise 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five Open Books
While not quite as classic as neighboring climbs like Munginella and Commitment, The Surprise provides 2 excellent pitches of climbing. Supertopo lists the route as 5 pitches, but it is very easy and recommended to link pitches 1 and 2 into a single 150' pitch. Start at an ant-infested tree and climb dirty corner past a small pine tree. Continue up to an oak tree (long sling helps reduce rope drag), and start traversing right along broken ledge system, passing one ancient 1/4" bolt abou...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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