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Mortar Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.53994, -119.65958 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Shawn Miller on May 16, 2017
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Large outcropping of rocks 8-15ft high. Sharp granite, but like most other boulders in this area, heavily overgrown with wet moss and lichen. As much rock as there is here, very few possess the size and shape to be classified as decent boulders. Ground conditions make dozens of crack climbs too sketchy to climb without a fleet of pads. However, the area is worth a look for the creative climber. Mark and Shirley Spencer's
"Southern Yosemite Rock Climbs" dedicates a few pages to fifteen or so climbs in this location.

Getting There 

These rocks are blatantly obvious as you turn onto Chilnualna Falls Road (countless boulders on the left just before the white SNRS buildings and the Pioneer History Center).

Climbing Season

For the Yosemite National Park area.

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Overhang, start low on the rail and attempt the de...

Call Declined V4 6B  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Mortar Rock
Awesome climb starting under an overhang with a massive block for feet. Start low with a left hand as low on the rail as you can get, and a right hand pulling on the widest pocket of a vertical crack weaving up the entire face of the boulder. Bump up left and dyno/deadpoint to a massive edge around the blind corner. There's a perfect high foot, and some high tension pulls, then easy topout. There are several variations on this climb, such as a stand start on the jugs at eye level, or using p...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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