Schultz's Ridge Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Yosemite Valley Overview - North - El Cap to Camp ...
Shultz's Ridge is a great cragging area and home to the classic Moratorium (11b).
There are two dirt pullouts on the left side of the road just under two miles west of Camp 4. Park at the first one for the Moratorium, and the second one for most other routes. Cross the street and follow generally good trails through the woods to the wall. The Moratorium approach is steeper and longer than guidebooks make it out to be (allow 15-25 minutes of hiking time).
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Schultz's Ridge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Schultz's Ridge:
Just Do Me 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Superstem 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Schultz's Ridge
The Moratorium 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Schultz's Ridge
The Moratorium is three (sometimes four) pitches of technical and powerful stemming and jamming up a steep, right-facing corner system at the base of El Cap. It serves as a great approach to the classic "East Buttress" as they finish and start within a few meters of one another, but because the climbing is of such a different nature (that is, East Buttress being much easier, wandering, and adventurous), the Moratorium is perhaps better as a stand-alone climb. The corner is easily identified on S...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Johnny Y
Apr 25, 2013
For Dan and Jerry's Playground approach, Supertopo says park at the 2nd and smaller of the two dirt pullouts, we did and ended up going up some drainage across the road (probably for Endless Summer Wall) and went too high. On the way back we followed the trail down from Just Do Me and popped out at the PAVED pullout just ~20m before our small dirt pullout.
The paved pullout is shy of 1.8 miles west of Camp 4 and the faint trailhead starts on the east end of the pullout close to a water pipe. Great area to go for a rest day.