The Whale Rock Climbing
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The WhaleThe Whale is one of the roadside crags at the eastern end of the area.
The climbs are excellent.
This splended, clean granite cliff is about 350 ft. tall, with georgous, splitter cracks and lots of black knobs.
To descend, rappel from anchors at the summit.
I'll try to get some photos soon.
Portal Road Closure Details
Due to rockfall, duration unknown
Getting ThereTo approach this crag, park at a dirt road on the north side of the Whitney Portal Road, across from Whitney Portal Campground. This is just before the Whitney Portal Road makes a switch back.
Walk this dirt road to a switchback, then follow a trail to the base of the cliff.
For more information on The Whale, get "The Good, The Great, And The Awesome" by Peter Croft.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Whale
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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