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The Chapel Wall

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L to R R to L Alpha
Berlin Wall S 
Chockblock Chimney T 
Controlled Burn T 
Cosmic Debris T 
Double Dragon T 
Drive By Shooting S 
Exploited T 
Fly-Girls T 
Gold Dust T 
Great Escape, The S 
Heathenistic Pursuit T 
Home-Boys S 
Lighten Up S 
Max Deviator S 
Mongoloid S 
Mr. Pinkeyes S 
New Wave S 
Ninety-six Degrees in the Shade S 
Pink Panther S 
Rock-Shock S 
Scattered Youth T,TR 

The Chapel Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.7407, -119.5909 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

A long, fairly low stretch of wall that is located behind the Yosemite Chapel, the Chapel Wall is generally north facing and shaded. It is home to the difficult Cosmic Debris finger crack (13-), as well as many great sport climbs.

Getting There 

Park at the Chapel. From the Chapel, follow the horse trail down-valley. After ~150 ft, look for a trail that breaks up and left to the obvious cliff face. The dark dihedral of Heathenistic Pursuit is hard to miss.



Climbing Season



Weather station 0.8 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',10],['5.12',6],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Chapel Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Chapel Wall:
Heathenistic Pursuit   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Gold Dust   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fly-Girls   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Controlled Burn   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Mr. Pinkeyes   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Great Escape   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 4 pitches   
New Wave   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Drive By Shooting   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Ninety-six Degrees in the Shade   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Berlin Wall   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cosmic Debris   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Chapel Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Very steep, very hard, very fun

Cosmic Debris 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Chapel Wall
A classic overhanging finger crack. The climbing starts with bomber locks until you hit a hand jam rest. From there the crack gets thinner and the climbing gets harder. The whole thing is really damn hard though. Overhanging climbing with microscopic foot holds makes this a major test piece. Have fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Bernard Van De Walle
Jun 19, 2017
A quick note for anyone going there for the first time and trying to follow the instructions given on this page:

The trail that breaks left after the chapel from the main trail is way-way more than 150 feets, more like 500 at least. It is quite obvious and there is no need to go bushwacking on the talus like we did :-)

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