Elevation: 8,978 ft
GPS: 37.88, -119.351 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 17, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

This is the face seen above the parking lot.

One of the coolest things about this face is that there are numerous routes up to the same ledge with a two bolt anchor and rap rings. Lead any of the routes and fix a 60 meter single line off the anchors. You now have an easily adjustable belay anchor and rap line. Tick off all the routes on the face in short order....all while 2 minutes from the parking lot!

Getting There

The from the parking lot, walk toward the west face past any intervening trees. Spot your route, and make a beeline for it.

You can rap from the chains over the water cracks with three very short raps linking anchors on two routes. This gets you to the gentle slab below the water cracks. Two single rope rappels gets you (with a 60 meter) to a decent spot where you still need to do a little slippery down-slabbing with a potential tumble/slide if you blow it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Face

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 21
Right Water Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 44
Left Water Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 10
Werner's Wiggle
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 18
Truckin' Drive
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Lunar Leap
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Rawl Drive
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 11
Cucamonga Honey
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Right Water Crack
 21
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Left Water Crack
 44
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad 2 pitches
Werner's Wiggle
 10
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Truckin' Drive
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Lunar Leap
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Rawl Drive
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Cucamonga Honey
 11
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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Greg DeMatteo
W. Lebanon, NH
Greg DeMatteo   W. Lebanon, NH
One of the coolest things about this face is that there are numerous routes up to the same ledge with a two bolt anchor and rap rings. Lead any of the routes and fix a 60m single line off the anchors. You now have an easily adjustable belay anchor and rap line. Tick off all the routes on the face in short order....all while 2 minutes from the parking lot! Apr 7, 2008
you can rap from the chains over the water cracks with three very short raps linking anchors on two routes. this gets you to the gentle slab below the water cracks. two single rope rappels gets you (with a 60) to a decent spot where you still need to do a little slippery down-slabbing with a potential tumble/slide if you blow it. Jun 16, 2009