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Elevation: 4,315 ft
GPS: 37.74873, -119.57265
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Climber's left hand side of Royal Arches.

PLEASE NOTE CLOSURES as of August 2023. Per the Yosemite Climbing Rangers, "A new crack system appeared overnight and there is concern that a major rockfall could happen. The park Geologist will be assessing the scene and we will keep you updated on any further changes." See here for closure. 

Getting There Suggest change

From the Ahwahnee, head east (toward the Arches) on the Valley Loop Trail for a short while, then find a climber's trail heading to the left side.

18 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Western Royal Arches

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 35
Maxine's Wall
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 17
Tenaya's Tears
Trad 7 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Adrenaline
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5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R
 8
Firefingers
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Demimonde
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Maxine's Wall
 35
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Tenaya's Tears
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 7 pitches
Adrenaline
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Firefingers
 8
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a R Trad 2 pitches
Demimonde
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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Routes Mostly Face: Southwest
Sunny Roughly 11am to 5pm during high season
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