Phantom Pinnacle Rock Climbing
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Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions
Yosemite National Park has yearly closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15.
Always check the Yosemite website Peregrine Closure page at nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/… for the most current details and park alerts, and to learn more about the peregrine falcon, and how closures help it survive. This page also shares closures and warning due to current fires, smoke, etc.
Basically, both the Higher and Lower Spires, along with Church Tower, lie on a ridge of rock. Routes on Higher Spire are approached from the gully to the west (Spires Gully), and routes on Lower Spire (such as Northeast Face and South by Southwest) are approached from an unnamed gully to the east. To find Phantom Pinnacle you will first begin up this eastern gully as you would for routes on Lower Cathedral Spire.
At a point shortly after passing Church Tower (and a ways before Lower Spire) you will see a large buttress of rock off to the left. Leave the gully at this point and traverse left around this buttress through an open area of pine forest. As you round the left side of the buttress you will encounter worse bushwhacking. Your goal is to follow the base of this cliff uphill for a couple hundred yards, at which point the Phantom Pinnacle will become apparent.
Approach beta for Phantom Pinnacle
Classic Climbing Routes at Phantom Pinnacle
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