Elevation: 3,988 ft
GPS: 37.72288, -119.69922
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Shared By: Nate Weitzel on Oct 8, 2006 · Updates
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Description

The Five and Dime Cliff is a smaller crag down the hillside from the Reeds Parking pullout. It has some excellent shorter pitches ranging from trad to bolted, and provides a nice alternative if all of your planned routes at Reed's are occupied. The crag does get sun throughout the day, like Reed's, and has fantastic views of the Merced river and the Rostrum. Rock quality is excellent overall, and your standard Yosemite rack should suffice. Pitches are 70 - 130 feet, some routes have lowering anchors, others are walk off from the top.

Getting There

Start from the Reed's parking pullout (b/w the tunnels on Hwy 120), and walk toward the eastern tunnel. As you walk along the road, look for a small climbers trail heading down the slope. The trail starts right at the tunnel, behind the sign that gives the tunnel height. Don't follow the quasi-trails that are right below the parking area. Navigate the loose dirt trail through the trees and head toward the cliff. This trail will circle around to the base of the cliff, and the approach time is roughly 10 minutes, although longer for the walk back out.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Au. Five and Dime Cliff

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Inner Reaches
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 213
Keystone Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 312
Mockery
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
Holey Gully
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 38
Hawleywood
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 93
Copper Penny
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Bridgery
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 68
Markery
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 105
Bijou
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Mark Of The Squirrel
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 215
Five and Dime
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 23
RosaRosa
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 3
Mark of the Shark
Trad 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 45
Nickel Bag
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Ride the Lightning
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Inner Reaches
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Keystone Corner
 213
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mockery
 312
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Holey Gully
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hawleywood
 38
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Copper Penny
 93
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bridgery
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Markery
 68
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bijou
 105
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mark Of The Squirrel
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Five and Dime
 215
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
RosaRosa
 23
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mark of the Shark
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Nickel Bag
 45
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ride the Lightning
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
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