Elevation: 7,223 ft
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Jul 13, 2014
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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
 37
Chouinards' Right
Ice
WI3-4
 31
Main Line
Ice 2 pitches
WI5
 14
Cave Man
Ice 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 428
Third Pillar, Regular Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
Hummingbird
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Makayla's Fantastic Climb
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
Proud Arete
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Through The Heart
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 40
The Speed of Life
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 30
Joint Effort
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 24
Bag O' Tricks
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 16
Stones Throw
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
Eastside Elixir
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 23
Master Cylinder
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 26
Silver Bullet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chouinards' Right Lee Vining Ice… > Chouinards
 37
WI3 Ice
Main Line Lee Vining Ice… > Main Wall
 31
WI3-4 Ice 2 pitches
Cave Man Lee Vining Ice… > Main Wall
 14
WI5 Ice 2 pitches
Third Pillar, Regular Route Dana Plateau
 428
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Hummingbird Tioga Cliff Are… > Quaking Aspen Wall
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Makayla's Fantastic Climb Tioga Cliff Are… > Quaking Aspen Wall
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Proud Arete Tioga Cliff Are… > Gold Wall
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Through The Heart Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Speed of Life Ellery Bowl > Golden Rock
 40
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Joint Effort Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 30
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Sport
Bag O' Tricks Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 24
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Stones Throw Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
Eastside Elixir Tioga Cliff Are… > Gold Wall
 18
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Master Cylinder Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 23
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Silver Bullet Tioga Cliff Are… > Tioga Wall
 26
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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