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West Face Rock Climbing 


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Description 

This is the face seen above the parking lot.

One of the coolest things about this face is that there are numerous routes up to the same ledge with a two bolt anchor and rap rings. Lead any of the routes and fix a 60 meter single line off the anchors. You now have an easily adjustable belay anchor and rap line. Tick off all the routes on the face in short order....all while 2 minutes from the parking lot!

Getting There 

The from the parking lot, walk toward the west face past any intervening trees. Spot your route, and make a beeline for it.

You can rap from the chains over the water cracks with three very short raps linking anchors on two routes. This gets you to the gentle slab below the water cracks. Two single rope rappels gets you (with a 60 meter) to a decent spot where you still need to do a little slippery down-slabbing with a potential tumble/slide if you blow it.

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Weather station 7.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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 West Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Face:
Left Water Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 115'   
Right Water Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   
Werner's Wiggle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 230'   
Truckin' Drive   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Lunar Leap   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
Cucamonga Honey   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Route Overlay Truck'N Drive

Truckin' Drive 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : West Face
Truckin' Drive is a great and humbling intro to slab climbing.To the left of The Water Cracks, is a short headwall. Climb up to the right side base of this headwall (5.4~5.6).Climb up and left along the edge and top of the headwall (a little scary for the follower), to a bolt. Continue left, then up past another bolt to a two bolt belay.Climb a 5.8 pitch, past two bolts to the walk off ledge.Or rappel twice with a 70 m rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Greg DeMatteo
From: W. Lebanon, NH
Apr 7, 2008
One of the coolest things about this face is that there are numerous routes up to the same ledge with a two bolt anchor and rap rings. Lead any of the routes and fix a 60m single line off the anchors. You now have an easily adjustable belay anchor and rap line. Tick off all the routes on the face in short order....all while 2 minutes from the parking lot!
By Anthony Anagnostou
From: nyc
Jun 16, 2009
you can rap from the chains over the water cracks with three very short raps linking anchors on two routes. this gets you to the gentle slab below the water cracks. two single rope rappels gets you (with a 60) to a decent spot where you still need to do a little slippery down-slabbing with a potential tumble/slide if you blow it.

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