Murphy Creek is a great little crag that has something to offer for everyone. There is dozens of crack climbs ranging from a fun 5.7 double crack called frogger to some much stiffer 5.11 finger crack and top rope problems. This could be be a great place to avoid the crowds and get out of the Valley during the hot summer months.
Located on Highway 120 across from Tenaya lake is the Murphy Creek trailhead. This easy 1.5 mile hike will take you to wide open granite slabs and the crag will be obvious as it's the only sheer cliff in view. From here find your way cross country to the base of the cliff. A small creek crossing might be tricking in the early season and dry in late season.
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Frogger 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Pac Man 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Gortlough RA 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Penguin Cafe 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Mandric- direct start 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
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