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Pat and Jack Pinnacle 

14 - Cascade Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 18, 2006
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Cascade Falls is a beautiful waterfall in the Lower Merced Canyon.
This area offers easy to very hard climbing on awesome rock.

Getting There 

Park at the parking area at Cascade Bridge.
Approaches are obvious.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

45 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in 14 - Cascade Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 14 - Cascade Area:
Nurdle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Unknown (5.8?)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Golden Needles   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   Cascade Falls - Left
Makayla's Climb   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Suds   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
The Super Slacker Highway   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 600'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Babble On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Boneheads   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Desperate Straights   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Knob Job   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Knuckleheads   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Polymastia   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Sherrie's Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Skinheads   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
The Tube   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Desperado   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Rocky Horror Show   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Fish Crack   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Cascade Falls - Left
Crimson Cringe   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Cascade Falls - Left
The Phoenix   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Cascade Falls - Upper
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Featured Route For 14 - Cascade Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Avoid going left side in to the chimney, or else.....

Desperado 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Pat and Jack Pinnacle
A difficult sport climb up the steep face to the left of Desperate Straights.Begin in the same chimney as Desperate Straights, then about 15ft up reach around the corner to clip a bolt. Climb out of the chimney and around the corner to a follow the arete past more bolts to another chimney. Either chimney or stem through a runout section to more bolts on the face under a roof. Undercling the bottom of the roof (crux, pretty stout for the grade) then mantel over the lip on huge knobs. Climb up pas...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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