West Face Rock Climbing
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Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions.
Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15.
Always check the Yosemite website Peregrine Closure page at nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/… for the most current details and park alerts, and to learn more about the peregrine falcon, and how closures help it survive. This page also shares closures and warning due to current fires, smoke, etc.
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!
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.
Classic Climbing Routes at West Face
Days w Precip