Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

21 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Chapel Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 68
Heathenistic Pursuit
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 43
Gold Dust
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Fly-Girls
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Controlled Burn
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Mr. Pinkeyes
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 45
The Great Escape
Sport 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Mongoloid
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 33
New Wave
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Max Deviator
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 58
Drive By Shooting
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Berlin Wall
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Ninety-six Degrees in the Shade
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Double Dragon
Trad
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Cosmic Debris
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heathenistic Pursuit
 68
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Gold Dust
 43
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Fly-Girls
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Controlled Burn
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Mr. Pinkeyes
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Great Escape
 45
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 4 pitches
Mongoloid
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
New Wave
 33
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Max Deviator
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Drive By Shooting
 58
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Berlin Wall
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ninety-six Degrees in the S…
 7
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Double Dragon
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
Cosmic Debris
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad
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Bernard Van De Walle
San Francisco, CA
Bernard Van De Walle   San Francisco, CA
A quick note for anyone going there for the first time and trying to follow the instructions given on this page:

The trail that breaks left after the chapel from the main trail is way-way more than 150 feets, more like 500 at least. It is quite obvious and there is no need to go bushwacking on the talus like we did :-) Jun 19, 2017