Elevation: 12,349 ft
GPS: 37.967, -119.321 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

Mt. Conness (named after former California senator John Conness) straddles Yosemite National Park and Inyo National Forest, forming the eastern border of the Park. It is the third highest peak in Yosemite National Park (first is Mt. Lyell at 13,114 ft, second is Mt. Dana at 13,061 ft). The Conness Glacier lies to the east.

Getting There

The most direct way to approach both the North Ridge and West Ridge routes is from the trailhead at Saddlebag Lake (10,060'). A longer approach from Tuolumne Meadows to Young Lakes is also possible. Allow a minimum of 2 hours for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mt. Conness

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
 206
North Ridge
Trad, Alpine
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 287
West Ridge
Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
Tuolumne Alpine Triple Crown
Trad, Alpine
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 75
South West Face (Harding) Route
Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Ridge
 206
Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Trad, Alpine
West Ridge
 287
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 10 pitches
Tuolumne Alpine Triple Crown
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine
South West Face (Harding) R…
 75
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Alpine 9 pitches
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