Elevation: 8,909 ft
GPS: 37.86, -119.429 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 19,583 total · 117/month
Shared By: Adam on Dec 31, 2006
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Access Issue: Latest updates on Covid and 2020 visits. 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.

7 Total Climbs

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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
 52
The Yawn
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Super Chicken
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 12
Loco Yokel
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 23
Scorpion
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 14
Wailing Wall
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 5
The Lighter Side
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Yawn
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Super Chicken
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Loco Yokel
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Scorpion
 23
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Wailing Wall
 14
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
The Lighter Side
 5
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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