Schultz's Ridge Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Yosemite Valley Overview - North - El Cap to Camp ...
Shultz's Ridge is a great cragging area and home to the classic Moratorium (11b).
There are two dirt pullouts on the left side of the road just under two miles west of Camp 4. Park at the first one for the Moratorium, and the second one for most other routes. Cross the street and follow generally good trails through the woods to the wall. The Moratorium approach is steeper and longer than guidebooks make it out to be (allow 15-25 minutes of hiking time).
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Schultz's Ridge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Schultz's Ridge:
Just Do Me 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Superstem 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Featured Route For Schultz's Ridge
Demon's Delight 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Schultz's Ridge
Demon's Delight is a fantastic outing that doesn't appear to receive much attention, but certainly deserves it. If you're looking for four pitches of sustained and interesting climbing, and trying to avoid crowds, go for it. The climb takes a traversing line up a large left facing corner/roof system on Shultz's Ridge. Scramble up some 4th/low 5th class ground to a perch in a tree. P1: Ascend the steep left-facing corner via a hand crack, then jam and undercling out a roof and up to a stance...[more] Browse More Classics in California
By Johnny Y
Apr 25, 2013
For Dan and Jerry's Playground approach, Supertopo says park at the 2nd and smaller of the two dirt pullouts, we did and ended up going up some drainage across the road (probably for Endless Summer Wall) and went too high. On the way back we followed the trail down from Just Do Me and popped out at the PAVED pullout just ~20m before our small dirt pullout.
The paved pullout is shy of 1.8 miles west of Camp 4 and the faint trailhead starts on the east end of the pullout close to a water pipe. Great area to go for a rest day.