Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

This is the big face on the Northwest side.
Crying Time Again, "Big Boys Don't Cry" and "Direct Northwest" Face are a few of the good routes here.

Getting There

From the parking lot, go up slabs then left along the base.

8 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Northwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 317
Northwest Books
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Edgeumacated
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 161
Crying Time Again
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 212
Direct Northwest Face
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 4
Big Boys Don't Cry
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Northwest Books
 317
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Edgeumacated
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Crying Time Again
 161
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Direct Northwest Face
 212
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Big Boys Don't Cry
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 5 pitches
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Sun & Shade

Routes Mostly Face: Northwest
Sunny Roughly 3pm to 7pm during high season
6am
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Jason Albino
San Francisco, CA
Jason Albino   San Francisco, CA
Bring layers if climbing here in the morning on any but the hottest days.

It can be rather windy and chilly. Jul 14, 2016