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Elevation: 8,909 ft 2,715 m
GPS: 37.86017, -119.42856
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Shared By: Adam on Dec 31, 2006
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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A super quality cliff with mid-day to sunset sun exposure. Most route require face/knob climbing. This area has a mix or old and new classics.

Getting There Suggest change

Drive 5.1 miles west from the meadows store to a small pullout on the left (per a newish Reid/Falkenstein guide, '09?).

Hike a climber's trail eastward to a well maintained trail (Tenaya Lake Trail), turn right here and in about 100 yards come to another climber's trail on the left marked with a small cairn.

From here the trail pretty much takes a straight, aerobic, uphill line to the base of the cliff at the Smithers route.

Descent: Walk off southwest and check out the top of this really cool dome. Be very careful not to step on any of the plants who make there hard fought homes on the top.

6 Total Climbs

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Location: West Face, Left Change
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Classic Climbing Routes at West Face, Left

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 61
The Yawn
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Super Chicken
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Loco Yokel
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 32
Scorpion
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 18
Wailing Wall
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
The Lighter Side
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Yawn
 61
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Super Chicken
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Loco Yokel
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Scorpion
 32
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Wailing Wall
 18
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
The Lighter Side
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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