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The Folly Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.74178, -119.60766 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Sep 26, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Yosemite Valley Overview - North - El Cap to Camp ...

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The Folly is a wall that sits above and just west of Camp 4. The best view of it comes while walking from Yosemite Lodge back to Camp 4. It is the site of a major rockfall (the white scars are visible high on the wall) and is still considered unstable. Much of the talus at the base of the wall is fresh and the approach trail seems to have vanished...

Getting There 

Park at one a pullout a little ways west of Camp 4, well before reaching the Meadows and the parking areas for El Cap base routes. Hike briefly through the woods and up the steep talus to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the Three Brothers Area area.

Weather station 1.4 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Folly

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Folly:
The Good Book   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down at the LB pitch

The Good Book 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Folly
This is a fantastic route that has not seen much traffic in recent years due to major rockfall. The entire route is capped by a huge roof (above which a rockfall scar is clear), and for this reason most of the climb is not only unaffected, but also sheltered from future rockfall. However, you will find that the first two pitches have been affected. I don't know what they were like before, but presently there are some loose blocks, flakes, and other features on these pitches which must be navi...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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