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The Wall of Ages Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.71608, -119.64729 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jake Dickerson on Sep 25, 2016
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Description 

Wall of Ages is in the same area as the other leaning tower base routes but is farther left than Yellow Corner. It is the closest area to the right side of Bridal Veil Falls. So far, I believe the only route on this section of wall has the aid route "Voices of the Drown", and its free variation "Mama". It is mostly shady with afternoon sun.

Getting There 

It has the same approach as the other base routes. Park in the Bridal Veil lot and follow the climbers trail behind the bathroom to the right of the closest house sized boulder. Continue up through talus and a steep trail marked by the occasional cairn. If you get lost continue up straight to the wall, then move left along the wall to approach the climb. Once you pass the Watchtower and Yellow Corner, continue left along the wall along a 3rd class gully and up to the base of the climb which is at the obvious end of the trail

Climbing Season

For the Leaning Tower Area area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mike "hanging out" on the pitch 8 traver...

Mama (Free Voices of the Drown) 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Wall of Ages
Mama is a truly wild climb. Come prepared for loose rock, lichen covered holds, and some offwidth. If none of those things scare you away, you will be rewarded with a truly adventurous, and incredible climb. This route reminded me of climbing in the Black Canyon. It is a relatively new route and does not see that much traffic, but once this cleans up it is destined to be a popular climb. The original grade is 5.12c, but you can take a variation on the 3rd pitch to change the grade to 5.12a. Oh y...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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