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Tioga Cliff Area (aka Private Property) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.94558, -119.22613 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Alex Shainman on Jul 9, 2007
Forecast:
Today

27° | 3°
Sunday

30° | 14°
Monday

27° | 3°
Tuesday

30° | 5°
Wednesday

37° | 9°
Thursday

39° | 15°
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tioga cliff from the approach trail

Description 

Southeast facing wall under the HWY with very cool and hard bolted and mixed routes (take some gear for most routes). In the sun until 1:30ish. Follow the directions in the Reid/Falkenstein book...The deproach is not as bad as its written up or looks (the descent to Third Pillar is WAY worse).

Getting There 

Park at a pullout 8.2 miles up 120 from 395. Just east of the green bridge. An old info display entitled "Don't Fence Me In" confirms you're at the right spot. Hop the guard rail and descend via a steep climber's' trail. 10 minutes to the first climbable route on the first wall (the Tioga Wall), 20-25 minutes to the furthest routes/walls.

Climbing Season

For the Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga Road area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',4],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=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 Tioga Cliff Area (aka Private Property)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Tioga Cliff Area (aka Private Property):
Hummingbird   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   Quaking Aspen Wall
Makayla's Fantastic Climb   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Quaking Aspen Wall
Tastes Great   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   The Gold Wall
Bag O' Tricks   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 90'   Tioga Wall
Silver Bullet   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   Tioga Wall
Master Cylinder   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R     Sport, 90'   Tioga Wall
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Featured Route For Tioga Cliff Area (aka Private Property)

Warm Up 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Gold Wall
Crack and face moves up the middle of the slab. Difficulties are usually around bolts and are well protected. An obvious flake marks the start of this climb that is longer than it looks.Apparently there are two pitches following the first, but I only did the first. They are described as Pitch 2: 5.8 and Pitch 3: 5.9, both protected similarly to the first pitch....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Alex Shainman
Jul 9, 2007
Lonnie Kauk just sent his project a couple days ago. Bolted headwall left of Silver Bullet. 13c and looks RAD!. Nice send!
By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Dec 2, 2009
Slightly below and looker's left of the Tioga Cliff lies the Gold Wall. Awesome, varied sport and trad climbing. Technically a part of the Tioga Cliff, but located under "Gold Wall" in the Tuolumne Meadows section of "Destinations" on this site.

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