Elevation: 3,990 ft
GPS: 37.728, -119.62 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on Jun 20, 2018
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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85°F - 63°F 29°C - 17°C
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74°F - 53°F 23°C - 12°C
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

Big paved area with toilets, trailhead access to Manure Pile Buttress and other areas, with fine view of some big rock.

Getting There

Now signed as El Capitan Picnic Area on Northside Drive.

53 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at El Cap Picnic Area

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 685
After Six
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 1,071
The Nutcracker Suite (aka Nutcra…
Trad 5 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 454
After Seven
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 95
C.S. Concerto
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 288
Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 48
Jump for Joy
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Commissioner Buttress
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 72
Haley's Comet
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 72
Just Do-do It
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Crystalline Passage
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Proud Snapper
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
New Suede Shoes
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 19
Are You Hard Enough?
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 16
Demon's Delight
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 128
The Moratorium
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
After Six Manure Pile Buttress…
 685
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 5 pitches
The Nutcracker Suite (aka N… Manure Pile Buttress…
 1,071
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
After Seven Manure Pile Buttress…
 454
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
C.S. Concerto Manure Pile Buttress…
 95
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Nutcracker 5.9 Start Variation Manure Pile Buttress…
 288
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Jump for Joy Manure Pile Buttress…
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Commissioner Buttress Manure Pile Buttress…
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Haley's Comet Manure Pile Buttress…
 72
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Just Do-do It Manure Pile Buttress…
 72
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Crystalline Passage Schultz's Ridge
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Proud Snapper Schultz's Ridge
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
New Suede Shoes Schultz's Ridge
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Are You Hard Enough? Schultz's Ridge
 19
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Demon's Delight Schultz's Ridge
 16
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad 4 pitches
The Moratorium Schultz's Ridge
 128
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
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