Elevation: 8,386 ft
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 8, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

The Western Front offers a half dozen single pitch (80') slab routes (5.9-5.10b). All are R/X as leads, but are easily toproped.

Alan Nelson (1959-2007) did most of the FAs in 1987.

Left --> Right:

1) Fiji Time ( 5.11b/c)
2) Green Eggs and Ham (5.9)
3) March of Dimes (5.10a)
4) New Tricks for Old Dogs (5.10b)
5) Touch of Grey (5.9)
6) Ace in the Hole (5.10a)
7) Deadheads Delight (5.9)

Getting There

Park at Cathedral Creek.

Follow the climbers' trail across it to the north, towards the west side of Daff Dome.

Before you reach that area, this cliff is on the right after a short distance.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Western Front

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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
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March of Dimes
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Sport, TR
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M. Morley
Sacramento, CA
M. Morley   Sacramento, CA  
The Western Front offers a half dozen single pitch (80') slab routes (5.9-5.10b). All are R/X as leads, but are easily toproped.

Alan Nelson (1959-2007) did most of the FAs in 1987.

Left --> Right:

1) Green Eggs and Ham (5.9)
2) March of Dimes (5.10a)
3) New Tricks for Old Dogs (5.10b)
4) Touch of Grey (5.9)
5) Ace in the Hole (5.10a)
6) Deadheads Delight (5.9) Sep 6, 2010
The climbs are perfect for introducing/reinforcing friction climbing techniques on sticky granite. Jul 24, 2011
Bruce Morris
Soulsbyville, CA
Bruce Morris   Soulsbyville, CA
The NPS Tuolumne Meadows trail crew recently (August 2014) improved the trail leading up to the Western Front and all the way to West Crack. Sep 17, 2014