Elevation: 3,997 ft
GPS: 37.723, -119.699 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nate Weitzel on Oct 8, 2006 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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 Five and Dime Cliff

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Inner Reaches
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 166
Keystone Corner
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 225
Mockery
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Holey Gully
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 13
Hawleywood
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Copper Penny
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Bridgery
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Markery
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 85
Bijou
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Mark Of The Squirrel
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 164
Five and Dime
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
RosaRosa
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 38
Nickel Bag
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
The Anti-Christ
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Ride the Lightning
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Inner Reaches
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Keystone Corner
 166
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mockery
 225
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Holey Gully
 8
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hawleywood
 13
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Copper Penny
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bridgery
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Markery
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Bijou
 85
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Mark Of The Squirrel
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Five and Dime
 164
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
RosaRosa
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Nickel Bag
 38
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Anti-Christ
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Ride the Lightning
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
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