Elevation: 7,223 ft
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Description

This area is situated at the northern end of the Sierra Eastside, and is unique in its nature given that it has some of the most easily accessible sport, trad, bouldering and ice climbing on cliffs that are more often than not empty.

Perhaps climbers are too eager to get to the better known climbs in Tuolumne Meadows, but make no mistake the climbing to be found west from Lee Vining along the Tioga pass is worth a visit or two.

In recent years quality sport routes have been developed on a number of cliffs along the Tioga Pass road in addition to a few bouldering areas along the valley floor.

In the cooler winter months the convenient ice climbing venues are sometimes busier than the cliffs in the summer as climbers take advantage of the easy access and fun 1 and 2 pitch climbs.

The Third Pillar of Mount Dana can be found under the Dana Plateau section.

Getting There

From the US 395 take the CA120 west to reach all the climbing. Al the areas are located in a 10 mille stretch West of the 395/120 junction.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga Road

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI3
 36
Chouinards' Right
Ice
WI3-4
 29
Main Line
Ice 2 pitches
WI4
 18
Center flow
Ice 2 pitches
WI5
 4
Zippo's Frozen Booger
Ice
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 365
Third Pillar, Regular Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Makayla's Fantastic Climb
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
Tastes Great
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Through The Heart
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 34
The Speed of Life
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 19
Joint Effort
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 18
Bag O' Tricks
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 14
Stones Throw
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Eastside Elixir
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
 15
Master Cylinder
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 21
Silver Bullet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chouinards' Right Lee Vining Ice… > Chouinards
 36
WI3 Ice
Main Line Lee Vining Ice… > Main Wall
 29
WI3-4 Ice 2 pitches
Center flow Lee Vining Ice… > Main Wall
 18
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Zippo's Frozen Booger Lee Vining Ice… > Narrows - Left
 4
WI5 Ice
Third Pillar, Regular Route Dana Plateau
 365
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Makayla's Fantastic Climb Tioga Cliff Are… > Quaking Aspen Wall
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tastes Great Tioga Cliff Are… > Gold Wall
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Through The Heart Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Speed of Life Ellery Bowl > Golden Rock
 34
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Joint Effort Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Bag O' Tricks Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 18
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Stones Throw Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
Eastside Elixir Tioga Cliff Are… > Gold Wall
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Master Cylinder Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 15
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R Sport
Silver Bullet Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 21
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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