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Kid Fears Direct Start 
Afternoon Delight 
Balance Climb 7 
Balance Climb 2 
Balance Climb 4 
Balance Climb 9 
Cavemen Eat Quiche 
Edges to Ledges 
Fat Bitches in the Sky 
Gather No Moss 
Kid Fears 
Latest Edition 
Limited Edition 
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds 
New Standards 
Obscured By Clouds 
Overhang Approach 
Slip and Slide 
Special Edition 
Stairway to Heaven 
Stannard's Crack 
Three Cam Party 
Two Man Party Orange 
Two Man Party Red 
Two-Man Party Yellow 
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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.

Getting There 

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.

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Face:
Fat Bitches in the Sky   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 20'   
Dihedral   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Edges to Ledges   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Limited Edition   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Latest Edition   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Stannard's Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Three Cam Party   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Obscured By Clouds   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Special Edition   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Stairway to Heaven   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 80'   
Afternoon Delight   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For Main Face
The two white spots of dust are where the two new bolts are.

Kid Fears Direct Start 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a  GA : Mount Yonah : Main Face
This is the direct line going straight up to the last bolt of Kid Fears and then finishing at the same anchors. The crux is in between the first and second bolt. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in GA

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