The Chapel Wall Rock Climbing
Great photo taken by Ryan Sheridan of Heathenistic...
A long, fairly low stretch of wall that is located behind the Yosemite Chapel, the Chapel Wall is generally north facing and shaded. It is home to the difficult Cosmic Debris finger crack (13-), as well as many great sport climbs.
Park at the Chapel. From the Chapel, follow the horse trail down-valley. After ~150 ft, look for a trail that breaks up and left to the obvious cliff face. The dark dihedral of Heathenistic Pursuit
is hard to miss.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Chapel Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Chapel Wall:
Gold Dust 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
New Wave 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For The Chapel Wall
Cosmic Debris 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : The Chapel Wall
A classic overhanging finger crack. The climbing starts with bomber locks until you hit a hand jam rest. From there the crack gets thinner and the climbing gets harder. The whole thing is really damn hard though. Overhanging climbing with microscopic foot holds makes this a major test piece. Have fun!...[more] Browse More Classics in CA