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Sport/TR in Yosemite Valley

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Mike Ferrell · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 20

I'm headed up to the Valley this weekend and want to do some easy sport climbing, but the MP page seems pretty thin. I'm really only seeing sport climbs in the 5.11 and up range (which I assume by Yosemite standards probably means 12+)

Any recommendations for areas to do some sport climbing in the 5.7-5.9 range, or at the very least some areas where I could setup a top rope by scrambling up?

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Not much sport climbing in Yosemite, that I'm aware of.

See if this book helps:…

ChuckSchick · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 0

It's pretty thin. Better bet is to go to the board at C4 and find someone who will rope gun you up some trad climbs.

Joe Crawford · · June Lake, California · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 0

There are very few sport climbs in Yosemite, fewer still that are below 5.10. If you wamt to clip bolts, it might not be the choice

Mike Ferrell · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 20

Top Roping is an alternative if there's an area to scramble up. Is there a way up to the top of the swan slabs?

Or am I better off taking Chuck's suggestion there and trading beer for a rope gun :p

splitclimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2007 · Points: 5

pat and jack
Makayla's climb and another unknown 5.8

parkline slab
unknown bolted 5.7 below color me gone and Caribbean cruise with 1 60m rope.
You can tr costa rica off Caribbean cruise anchors.
secret agent dward and and machine gun jubblies if you have 2 60m ropes.

five and dime
5.8 mockery

You can toprope lots of stuff at swan slab but would need to solo one of the easy gully or chimney routes.

Mike Ferrell · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 20

Awesome, thanks for the tips!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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