Tenaya Peak

Climbs 23 – Rocktype Granite – Altitude 3141m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
A smooth slab like mountain which provides arguably the best views in Yosemite; revealing the Matthes Crest, Cathedral Peak, the Stately Pleasure Dome and a sensational view of Half Dome from the other direction. A massive distance but covered in the most part very quickly. The bottom ten pitches or so are vague and easy but enjoyable climbing can be had anywhere. Aiming for the sharp left edge of the face will bring you to steeper rock and a good crux fingery crackline and awkward overlap. After some scrambling an awkward little face brings you to the standard escape leftwards up a shiny ramp. Most parties will however opt for the supposed 5.7 (misgraded 5.5 is more accurate) variation and trend more directly to the top.

Descent via a path that traverses the treeline in the middle of the mountain. Stay at the top of the trees by the face until back where you started. Paths that appear to offer descending shortcuts invariably 'cliff out'.

Access notes
Path to the crag requires good route finding.

Guidebooks
Tuolumne Free Climbs (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
1Northwest Buttress5.5 ***
2Fierce Tiger on Rock5.11d
3Lakeshore Boulevard5.10c
4Chimbote5.11b
5Hole in One5.10d
6Olive Oyl5.10c
7Barnacle Bill5.7
8Pop Eye5.10d
9Wimpy5.10a
10Sweet Pea5.9
11Black and Bluto5.10d
12Rapture of the Deep5.11a
13Sunset Prow5.10b
14Sharks Tooth5.10c
15Liberal Apologist5.11a
16Rabid Right5.10d
17Buzzers and Hummers5.10c
18Car Gash5.9
19Drunk n' Horney5.10c
20Mickey's Big Mouth5.9
21Power of the Soul5.12b
22Soul Power5.11d
23Quick Sand5.12a
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