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Cool Cliff 170

5.9, Trad, 400 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Jerry Anderson, Bruce Price, John Yates, 3/1970 FFA: John Dill, Phil Gleason, 1973
California > Yosemite Nation… > Lower Merced Ri… > Parkline Slab
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details
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Description

You will be hard pressed to find anyone who has done this route as well as find anyone willing to give it a go. This is an adventure route. Probably the dirtiest climb I have ever done but the climbing is classic and well protectable. There are two starts. The right hand start has been cleaned up a bit and most of the loose rock is now gone. After a long pitch it ends at 2 new 3/8" bolts with chains. The left starts out nice, although vegetated, but the rock quality gets very poor at the small roof. There is a three pin anchor below the roof in questionable rock which I recommend you climb past and continue to the same bolted station as the right variation.

Location

This is the giant left facing corner immediately left of Stone Quest.

Protection

micro cams to a #6 Camalot and I highly recommend a brush, which I did not have.

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Cool Cliff 170 follows this giant corner to the top of Parkline Pinnacle. StoneQuest takes the skyline arete to the top.
[Hide Photo] Cool Cliff 170 follows this giant corner to the top of Parkline Pinnacle. StoneQuest takes the skyline arete to the top.