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Ace in the Hole S,TR 
Deadheads Delight S,TR 
Fiji Time T 
Green Eggs and Ham T,TR 
March of Dimes S,TR 
New Tricks for Old Dogs S,TR 

Western Front Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.87652, -119.41311 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 8, 2006


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The Western Front offers a half dozen single pitch (80') slab routes (5.9-5.10b). All are R/X as leads, but are easily toproped.

Alan Nelson (1959-2007) did most of the FAs in 1987.

Left --> Right:

1) Fiji Time ( 5.11b/c)
2) Green Eggs and Ham (5.9)
3) March of Dimes (5.10a)
4) New Tricks for Old Dogs (5.10b)
5) Touch of Grey (5.9)
6) Ace in the Hole (5.10a)
7) Deadheads Delight (5.9)

Getting There 

Park at Cathedral Creek.

Follow the climbers' trail across it to the north, towards the west side of Daff Dome.

Before you reach that area, this cliff is on the right after a short distance.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Western Front

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Western Front:
March of Dimes   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For Western Front
Rock Climbing Photo: Liz starts up Deadheads Delight.

Deadheads Delight 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Western Front
At the far right of the cliff, 50' right of Ace in the Hole. Climb on knobs and nubbins past a single protection bolt about halfway up the cliff and continue up to a 2-bolt anchor. Best toproped....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: climbers on the western front.
climbers on the western front.
Rock Climbing Photo: Fiji Time
Rock Climbing Photo: Western Front (Panoramic Composite)
BETA PHOTO: Western Front (Panoramic Composite)

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By M. Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 6, 2010
The Western Front offers a half dozen single pitch (80') slab routes (5.9-5.10b). All are R/X as leads, but are easily toproped.

Alan Nelson (1959-2007) did most of the FAs in 1987.

Left --> Right:

1) Green Eggs and Ham (5.9)
2) March of Dimes (5.10a)
3) New Tricks for Old Dogs (5.10b)
4) Touch of Grey (5.9)
5) Ace in the Hole (5.10a)
6) Deadheads Delight (5.9)
By Aaron Liebling
Jul 24, 2011
The climbs are perfect for introducing/reinforcing friction climbing techniques on sticky granite.
By Bruce Morris
From: Belmont, CA
Sep 17, 2014
The NPS Tuolumne Meadows trail crew recently (August 2014) improved the trail leading up to the Western Front and all the way to West Crack.

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