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Southwest Ridge

Easy 5th, Trad, Alpine, 500 ft (152 m), 3 pitches,  Avg: 1.6 from 8 votes
FA: unknown
California > Yosemite NP > Tuolumne Meadows > Cathedral Range > Echo Peaks
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Description

Gain the ridge by climbing a short section of low 5th class on the right side of the West Face; OR start lower down on the slabs below the ridge for a longer route. Rock is grainy but mostly good quality with cool weathered features.

Location

Reverse the route or rappel off a slung block

Protection

minimal rack

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Midway up the ridge
[Hide Photo] Midway up the ridge