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Shared By: Bryan G on Oct 18, 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 a sunny little cliff surrounded by talus on the north side of the Valley just west of Ribbon Falls. The rock quality is excellent, as with all Yosemite cliffs, and is awesome on winter days. Little Wing can be seen from Southside Drive at the meadow just east of Furn Spring.

A great place for solitude in a valley where everyone is a climber.

Getting There

Access this cliff from the Old Big Oak Flat Road (now just a trail) via a service road .2 miles west of El Cap Meadow. Either park in a cleared area next to the road, or drive up the service road, past the wood yard and the authorized vehicle only signs until large stumps and rocks block the road. At this point walk past the stumps / rocks and head diagonally west and up through several slide areas and talus slopes. After 15-20 minutes of hiking, the cliff should be visible just north of the road. Walk up a small trail through the talus 100ft to the cliff which should be on your right. There are two other cliffs associated with little wing: The first, is 200ft up and west. It offers good beginner cracks. The second, is around and up to the east.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little Wing Area

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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He Can't Shout, Don't Hear You
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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The Riddler
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Little Wing
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
He Can't Shout, Don't Hear You
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Riddler
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Little Wing
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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