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Little Wing Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Bryan G on Oct 18, 2006
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This is a sunny little cliff surrounded by talus on the north side of the Valley just west of Ribbon Falls. The rock quality is excellent, as with all Yosemite cliffs, and is awesome on winter days. Little Wing can be seen from Southside Drive at the meadow just east of Furn Spring.

A great place for solitude in a valley where everyone is a climber.

Getting There 

Access this cliff from the Old Big Oak Flat Road (now just a trail) via a service road .2 miles west of El Cap Meadow. Either park in a cleared area next to the road, or drive up the service road, past the wood yard and the authorized vehicle only signs until large stumps and rocks block the road. At this point walk past the stumps / rocks and head diagonally west and up through several slide areas and talus slopes. After 15-20 minutes of hiking, the cliff should be visible just north of the road. Walk up a small trail through the talus 100ft to the cliff which should be on your right. There are two other cliffs associated with little wing: The first, is 200ft up and west. It offers good beginner cracks. The second, is around and up to the east.

Osprey Overhang

Climbing Season

For the Yosemite Valley area.

Weather station 3.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Little Wing Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Little Wing Area:
He Can't Shout, Don't Hear You   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
The Riddler   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Little Wing   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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He Can't Shout, Don't Hear You 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Little Wing Area
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View from Little Wing.
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By M. Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Aug 24, 2007
A nice place to escape the crowds. Worth checking out at least once.
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Feb 8, 2011
I noticed Little Wing is listed twice in the MP database. Once under the main Yosemite Valley page (this one) and once under the Ribbon Falls page. The link to the other page is here: Little Wing Area. Maybe they can be combined?
By Justin Johnsen
From: Nor Cal
Jan 26, 2015
Bryan, I moved your and Osprey's content from the duplicate page to here, and tried to combined them for the 3 duplicated routes.

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