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Routes in The Chapel Wall

Berlin Wall S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Chockblock Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Controlled Burn T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cosmic Debris T 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Double Dragon T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Drive By Shooting S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Exploited T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Fly-Girls T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Gold Dust T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Great Escape, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Heathenistic Pursuit T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Home-Boys S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lighten Up S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Max Deviator S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Mongoloid S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mr. Pinkeyes S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
New Wave S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ninety-six Degrees in the Shade S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Pink Panther S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Rock-Shock S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Scattered Youth T,TR 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
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Description [Suggest Change]

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 [Suggest Change]

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.

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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
 62
Heathenistic Pursuit
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 41
Gold Dust
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Fly-Girls
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Controlled Burn
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Mr. Pinkeyes
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 40
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
 31
New Wave
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Max Deviator
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 46
Drive By Shooting
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Berlin Wall
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Ninety-six Degrees in the Shade
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Cosmic Debris
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heathenistic Pursuit
 62
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Gold Dust
 41
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Fly-Girls
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Controlled Burn
 17
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Mr. Pinkeyes
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Great Escape
 40
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 4 pitches
Mongoloid
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
New Wave
 31
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Max Deviator
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Drive By Shooting
 46
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Berlin Wall
 3
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
Cosmic Debris
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad
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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

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