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Big Boys Don't Cry T 
Crying Time Again T 
Direct Northwest Face T 
Edgeumacated T,S 
John Henry T 
Mega Bleam S 
Northwest Books T 
Sandbag T 

Northwest Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.88205, -119.35019 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 18, 2006


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At the top ledge! Amazing view!

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This is the big face on the Northwest side.
Crying Time Again, "Big Boys Don't Cry" and "Direct Northwest" Face are a few of the good routes here.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, go up slabs then left along the base.
For complete information, get "Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows" by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Northwest Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northwest Face:
Northwest Books   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Edgeumacated   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Crying Time Again   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   
Direct Northwest Face   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For Northwest Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Near the beginning of the crux pitch

Direct Northwest Face 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Northwest Face
An awesome crack route that is generally well-protected. Very memorable views and climbing. 3rd class up (about 150') to the base of the most obvious cracks on the NW Face and build a belay. p1- Climb a great crack to a 5.9 overlap. Pull the overlap. Book says to stop here. We continued through the next great 5.8 crack section and stopped on a roomy ledge. Right at the end of the 60m, but we could've third-classed in higher from the ground. 5.9, 200'. p2- Climb great 5.8 fingers to a .10a hands...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Jason Albino
From: San Francisco, CA
Jul 14, 2016
Bring layers if climbing here in the morning on any but the hottest days.

It can be rather windy and chilly.

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