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Routes in West Face, Left

Lighter Side, The S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Loco Yokel T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
North Gully T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Scorpion T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Super Chicken T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wailing Wall T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Yawn, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Elevation: 8,909 ft
GPS: 37.86, -119.429 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Adam on Dec 31, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

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

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.

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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
 36
Super Chicken
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 32
The Yawn
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Loco Yokel
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Scorpion
Trad 3 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Wailing Wall
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Super Chicken
 36
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Yawn
 32
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Loco Yokel
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Scorpion
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Wailing Wall
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
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pkemp  
I am wondering what the climb to the left of Super Chicken is called? (100' dihedral/crack, with 3 bolts, ~5.10)
Thanks for any info. Aug 7, 2008
That approach trail plunges straight down the fall line and will eventually turn into a washed-out gully. It needs to get moved to the lower-angled, rockier terrain to the east beneath Super Chicken. Aug 19, 2008

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