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Okay, so it's on the highway and tons of tourists will gawk at you, but still, this is one of the most beautiful climbing settings anywhere. It rises about 500 feet right out of Lake Tenaya with beautiful views of the lake, Tenaya Peak, and many other Tuolumne features.
It's the great big dome on the north side of the highway next to Tenaya Lake. Easy parking all along the base.
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Great White Book 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 450'
Eunuch 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 250'
West Country 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'
Boltway 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300'
Hermaphrodite Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400'
South Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 600'
Table of Contents 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 400'
Black Angel 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 65'
Death Crack 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 70'
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Great White Book 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b R CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Stately Pleasure Dome
A long, awkward, wide crack can surprise many 5.6 leaders. Pro is sparse and hard to place, especially if you don't have some huge pieces (5-6 inches), resulting in long runouts. But it's a beautiful long line straight up almost to the top of the dome.P1 and P2 are pretty straightforward 5.6 and easier climbing. P3 and P4 are the mental crux - try not to get sucked in too deep, keep your feet on the main wall and your back on the right wall. The angle is low, so if you keep upright, it's tri...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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