Elevation: 4,401 ft
GPS: 37.729, -119.638 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Johnsen on May 13, 2019
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
Tonight
58°F 14°C
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81°F - 60°F 27°C - 16°C
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82°F - 61°F 28°C - 16°C
Tue
86°F - 63°F 30°C - 17°C
Wed
86°F - 62°F 30°C - 17°C
Thu
84°F - 59°F 29°C - 15°C
Fri
81°F - 58°F 27°C - 14°C
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

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Base routes on the Southwest Face.

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Head left/west from the Nose if approaching that way.

30 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southwest Base

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 336
Pine Line
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 162
La Cosita, Left
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 140
Little John, Right
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 82
Little John, Left
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 197
La Cosita, Right
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 368
Moby Dick
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 216
Sacherer Cracker
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
West Buttress (pitch 1&2)
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 63
Ahab
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 176
Salathe (pitch 1)
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Hardly Pinnacle
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Sparkling Give-away
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
Mark of Art
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 41
Short But Thin
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
La Escuela
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pine Line
 336
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
La Cosita, Left
 162
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Little John, Right
 140
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Little John, Left
 82
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
La Cosita, Right
 197
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Moby Dick
 368
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sacherer Cracker
 216
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
West Buttress (pitch 1&2)
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Ahab
 63
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Salathe (pitch 1)
 176
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Hardly Pinnacle
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Sparkling Give-away
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Mark of Art
 28
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Short But Thin
 41
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
La Escuela
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
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