The Main Face has the largest number of routes and the longest climbs at Mount Yonah, including some multi-pitch. Many of the routes were established by the Army for training purposes; though fun, there's a certain sameness about these, both in the climbing and the route names. However, there are some challenging routes on this wall as well, such as Stannard's Crack and Special Edition.
This is an excellent place to set up topropes for beginning climbers, as there is a whole section of 5.easy routes where the anchors can be reached simply by climbing with the help of a cable (to which you clip your daisy chain). These are also a great training ground for new trad leaders.
From the lower LZ, follow the trail signs for the Main Face. When you get to the cliff, you'll find cables strung to aid in making the 4th-class scramble to the cliffline trail.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
34 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Main Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Face:
Dihedral 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 150'
Kid Fears 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
R Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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approach to the main face
These guys are always around on the Main Face. I ...
I set up a "bivy" above Balance climb 3 ...
By Chase Bowman
Jul 29, 2014
Be careful if you climb here in the winter. My brother and I went up to the main face in early January and there was ice everywhere. it was do dangerous to climb because of the ice fall.
By Chase Bowman
Sep 29, 2014
All of the Balance climbs have Two bolts right below the cable that spans across the top. The Bolts now have rappel rings. The rap rings were not placed by the Army.