Elevation: 4,155 ft
GPS: 37.738, -119.592 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Sep 30, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
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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. Follow a well worn trail around the right side of the Chapel until it meets the the horse trail. Follow the trail down-valley. After ~200-300 yards, look for a trail that breaks left and slightly up to the obvious cliff face. At this point the cliff is only about 100 yards from the trail and visible through the trees. 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
 97
Heathenistic Pursuit
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 65
Gold Dust
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Fly-Girls
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Controlled Burn
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Mr. Pinkeyes
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Exploited
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 72
The Great Escape
Sport 4 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 54
New Wave
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
Killa Beez
Trad 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 95
Drive By Shooting
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Berlin Wall
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Rock-Shock
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Ninety-six Degrees in the Shade
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 9
Double Dragon
Trad
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 11
Cosmic Debris
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Heathenistic Pursuit
 97
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Gold Dust
 65
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Fly-Girls
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Controlled Burn
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Mr. Pinkeyes
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Exploited
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
The Great Escape
 72
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport 4 pitches
New Wave
 54
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Killa Beez
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Drive By Shooting
 95
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Berlin Wall
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Rock-Shock
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Ninety-six Degrees in the S…
 9
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Double Dragon
 9
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad
Cosmic Debris
 11
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad
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