The following areas are closed to all visitor use to protect peregrine falcon aeries from March 1 until August 1 of each year or until the young falcons of the current year have fledged: Fifi Buttress Immediately west of Leaning Tower. Closure includes all routes on Fifi Buttress.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
A perfect place to whet your appetite for steep, burly cracks without all that pesky commitment. This area is chock full of short, toprope-ready routes that pack a punch despite their length. They are in the trees and so can get quite buggy.
All of these routes are accessed from the horse trail running east-west just north of the Ahwahnee parking lot. Route locations should be described individually.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Royal Arches Boulder Cracks:
Steep and intimidating even on toprope, the Space Invader starts at 4" and only gets wider. Tie in and get ready to struggle, whether you choose to jam it or layback. ...[more]Browse More Classics in CA