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Sticks and Stones Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,500'
Location: 37.86242, -119.4273 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: john durr on Jul 25, 2009
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  • Description 

    This is a 200 foot high crag below the Northwest face of Medlicott Dome. The best feature is the long crack Sticks and Stones 5.10-.

    Topsy Turvey 5.11c and Friends in High Places 5.11a ascend moderate wide cracks to hard thin cracks up wild roofs. Centinella 5.11d and Slim Pickins 5.12a also look good as hard bolted face climbs. Lost in Face 5.11 is a scary wandering route.

    Getting There 

    This cliff is best approached by the good trail leading to Bachar-Yerian. Just as you near the rocks near mid-hike head off left, east bushwhacking to the base.

    To descend, you could rap off Friends in High Places with two 60 meter ropes or walk up to the top and east along the slab/vegetation line until it is possible to cross through some low cliffs and back to the base, about 15 minutes back to the pack.

    Climbing Season

    For the Medlicott Area area.

    Weather station 10.7 miles from here

    1 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Featured Route For Sticks and Stones
    Rock Climbing Photo: Sticks and Stones is the main crack in the center ...

    Sticks and Stones 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sticks and Stones
    This is a varied and physical crack climb with everything from thin fingers to fist, but mostly really nice fingers and thin hands. It was much better than it looked from the base.Three short pitches are recommended because you are likely to get rope drag.Pitch 1 climb up to the bush, liebacking a wide bit (great #4 camelot here). Lieback past a insecure chimney to a finger/thin hand crack. Continue to a great ledge with a gear belay of small to medium cams. Excellent sustained climbin...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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