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This is a sunny little cliff surrounded by talus on the north side of the Valley just west of Ribbon Falls. The rock quality is excellent, as with all Yosemite cliffs, and is awesome on winter days. Little Wing can be seen from Southside Drive at the meadow just east of Furn Spring.

A great place for solitude in a valley where everyone is a climber.

Getting There 

Access this cliff from the Old Big Oak Flat Road (now just a trail) via a service road .2 miles west of El Cap Meadow. Either park in a cleared area next to the road, or drive up the service road, past the wood yard and the authorized vehicle only signs until large stumps and rocks block the road. At this point walk past the stumps / rocks and head diagonally west and up through several slide areas and talus slopes. After 15-20 minutes of hiking, the cliff should be visible just north of the road. Walk up a small trail through the talus 100ft to the cliff which should be on your right. There are two other cliffs associated with little wing: The first, is 200ft up and west. It offers good beginner cracks. The second, is around and up to the east.

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

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Wing:
The Riddler   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Little Wing   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Honor Thy Father 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Little Wing
Climb up the left-trending ramp that starts just left of Leisure Time. The finishing moves getting past some small overhangs is more balance than burly.At the top you have a few options-Rap off some slings on a horn near the top of the pitch.-Scramble and downclimb (5th class) to the bolt anchors on the ledge shared by The Riddler and Leisure Time.-Head towards the top of the formation and then scramble down and left(west) through vegetation and a 3rd class gully to reach the talus field adjacen...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Little Wing Cliff from left to right: Honor Thy Father .10c, Leisure Time.10b, and The Riddler .10a
BETA PHOTO: Little Wing Cliff from left to right: Honor Thy Fa...
Little Wing .10d takes the diagonal line just to the right of Riddler .10a
Little Wing .10d takes the diagonal line just to t...
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Looking directly up Little Wing.
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By Bryan G
From: San Jose
Feb 8, 2011

I noticed Little Wing is listed twice in the MP database. Once under the main Yosemite Valley page (this one) and once under the Ribbon Falls page. The link to the other page is here: Little Wing Area. Maybe they can be combined?