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Description

This is a nice sport climbing area that is home to one pitch lines on featured, slightly overhanging granite.

Getting There

From the Sentinel Bridge, head east (towards Curry Village) for a tenth of a mile (150 paces, roughly) to a parking spot on the left side of the road just past a bunch of boulders that have been piled on the shoulder to block it off. Cross the street and head through the woods (finding the path of least resistance. After five minutes, you should bust through the woods and into a massive talus field. Head up this directly to the lower wall. The upper wall can be reached by scrambling up a decent trail climbers' left of the lower wall.

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There is something about this crag that makes me feel good inside. Why it took me so long to discover this place, I do not know. Peace! Apr 2, 2010
Vlad S  
The upper tier is now my favorite crag in the valley. All day shade in spring and fall, no crowds, friendly and well-protected routes. All the routes here are really good as well and are pretty clean, especially considering that nobody is ever here (unlike Mecca, for example, where they get mossed over). Did I mention the best views of Yosemite Falls! The base of the routes gets a little bit of sun after 4 pm (in March), perhaps earlier in the summer. The wind rustles the bay trees creating a very zen-like environment.

If you think the routes might be hard for you, bring a few finger-size cams to supplement the bolts. Some of the easier routes take gear up to #1 camalot. Not necessary, but you can totally sew it up with gear as most lines follow some natural discontinuous cracks. 60 m rope is sufficient for all the routes here. Mar 30, 2015