Type: Boulder, 22 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Bryan G on Apr 20, 2013
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


This is maybe the best problem at the Ahwahnee Boulders. It is located on the large block right next to the parking lot, and is on the arete which faces away from the Ahwahnee. The horse trail passes right beneath it.

Start with fun dynamic moves slapping up the arete and opposing rail. Ten feet up you will reach the "mouth", and the mantel into it is assisted by a good face hold above. Above the mouth it climbs more like a free solo than a boulder problem. Step right to a good dish on the slab and then climb straight up on small but "crimpable" edges. These moves are about 5.8 R/X. Don't attempt to topout if it has rained recently and it looks like the moss is wet.

Downclimb the opposite side of the boulder to get off.


North side of the Ahwahnee Boulder itself, right next to the lodge parking lot, in the east section of the Ahwahnee Boulders area.




Ben May
San Diego, CA
Ben May   San Diego, CA
Wish I had a photo of this climb...so fun and pretty darn scary at the top. Jul 31, 2016