Elevation: 5,777 ft
GPS: 37.73, -119.567 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Lee Jensen on Sep 20, 2006 · Updates
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Description

At the east end of Yosemite Valley rising up above Happy Isles lies a massive slab of beautiful granite that slopes up towards Glacier Point. This wall has some of the best slab climbing in the valley, and also some of the worst rock fall potential.

In 1999 Peter Terbush was killed by a massive rock fall while his two partners escaped with lacerations.

With that warning in mind Glacier Point offers moderate classic routes with a very short approach, and shouldn't be missed.

Getting There

For right side routes, find a trail from the back of the Upper Pines parking area directly to the base of the wall. 5 minutes.

For the Grack: From the Happy Isles trailhead parking lot walk up the path towards Little Yosemite. After about five minutes you'll see the Nature Center to the right of the trail. Shortly before the Nature Center follow a fairly good path to the right towards the slabs with a sign labeled "Fen". This will take you across wood platforms and up through the forest, follow a drainage left to the base of the wall just right of the Grack. The approach from the trail turn off takes about ten minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Glacier Point Apron

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 701
The Grack - Center
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 80
Monday Morning Slab, Chouinard C…
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 315
Monday Morning Slab, Harry Daley…
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 87
Goodrich Pinnacle-Right Side
Trad 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 51
The Grack, Marginal
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 95
Apron Jam
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 13
Coonyard Pinnacle
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 22
Son of Sam
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 35
Variation on a Theme
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Hanging Pillar
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 266
Mr. Natural
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Galactic Hitchhiker
Trad 20 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 27
Green Dragon
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 32
Jericho Wall Free
Trad 8 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R
 5
Hall of Mirrors
Trad 16 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Grack - Center 3. The Grack Area
 701
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Monday Morning Slab, Chouin… 5. Monday Morning Slab
 80
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Monday Morning Slab, Harry… 5. Monday Morning Slab
 315
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Goodrich Pinnacle-Right Side 4. Goodrich Pinnacle…
 87
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 8 pitches
The Grack, Marginal 3. The Grack Area
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 4 pitches
Apron Jam 6. GPA - Right Side
 95
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Coonyard Pinnacle 5. Monday Morning Slab
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad 5 pitches
Son of Sam 6. GPA - Right Side
 22
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Variation on a Theme 5. Monday Morning Slab
 35
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
Hanging Pillar 4. Goodrich Pinnacle…
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Mr. Natural 6. GPA - Right Side
 266
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Galactic Hitchhiker 4. Goodrich Pinnacle…
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 20 pitches
Green Dragon 6. GPA - Right Side
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
Jericho Wall Free 1. Jericho Wall
 32
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 8 pitches
Hall of Mirrors 4. Goodrich Pinnacle…
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b R Trad 16 pitches
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