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Tenaya Lake Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.83794, -119.45213 View Map  Incorrect?
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Several climbing areas are usually approached from the parking lot at Tenaya Lake's picnic area.

Getting There 

These coordinates are for the large paved parking area at the east end of Tenaya Lake.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Tenaya Lake

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tenaya Lake:
Joe Mamba   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Circle A Wall
Hoodwink   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 420'   Harlequin Dome
The Sting   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   Harlequin Dome
American Wet Dream   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   Mountaineer's Dome
Apex Predator   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Circle A Wall
By Hook or By Crook   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   Harlequin Dome
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Featured Route For Tenaya Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh F. on the first pitch of American Wet Dream

American Wet Dream 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Mountaineer's Dome
Every belay is at a ledge, several HUGE. The route staircases left. Technical crux is crack switch to start the 3rd pitch. Fourth pitch has about 15 feet of 10a protected by a bolt at the bottom, and horrendously flexing flakes above that. A fall here would smack you on a slabby ledge. Tops out with some standard 5.7R slab....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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