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Dinosaur Crag

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Acid House T,TR 
Broken Crutches T 
Dinosaur Exhibit T 
Dinosaur TRs 5.11b/5.10d TR 
Lizard Princess T 
Pearly Queen T 
TR (left of Dinosaur Exhibit) TR 
Unnamed Crack T 
Vaino's Arete T 

Dinosaur Crag Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,800'
Location: 37.93767, -119.22564 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bruce Morris on Sep 16, 2015

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An intensely glacier-polished orange cliff arranged in two tiers with crack, slab and friction climbs rated between 5.7 and 5.12b. Sunny in the afternoons, but it's above timberline, so can be cold and windy on bad days.

Getting There 

Walk east out the Ellery Dam Mining Road another quarter mile past the wide flat top of the Demonology dihedral, then wander up and right through heather and dwarf trees until you reach a small alpine meadow at the base of a broken orange cliff band. This is the Dinosaur Crag.

Climbing Season

For the Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga Road area.

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Vaino's Arete on the second tier of the Dinosaur C...

Vaino's Arete 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : Dinosaur Crag
The steep orange arete to the left of the buttress where "Pearly Queen" is located. Perhaps the best route on the crag and possibly unrepeated since 1985....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dinosaur Crag taken from the Tioga Road (US 120)
BETA PHOTO: Dinosaur Crag taken from the Tioga Road (US 120)
Rock Climbing Photo: TRing a 5.10d groove up the center of the "Di...
TRing a 5.10d groove up the center of the "Di...

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