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

Summit Tenaya Peak (and Liz P) © LiznLes

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'.

Approach notes

Path to the crag requires good route finding.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Northwest Buttress
-
5.5 *** 51
2 Fierce Tiger on Rock
-
5.11d  
3 Lakeshore Boulevard
-
5.10c  
4 Chimbote
-
5.11b  
5 Hole in One
-
5.10d  
6 Olive Oyl
-
5.10c  
7 Barnacle Bill
-
5.7  
8 Pop Eye
-
5.10d  
9 Wimpy
-
5.10a  
10 Sweet Pea
-
5.9  
11 Black and Bluto
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5.10d  
12 Rapture of the Deep
-
5.11a  
13 Sunset Prow
-
5.10b  
14 Sharks Tooth
-
5.10c  
15 Liberal Apologist
-
5.11a  
16 Rabid Right
-
5.10d  
17 Buzzers and Hummers
-
5.10c  
18 Car Gash
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5.9  
19 Drunk n' Horney
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5.10c  
20 Mickey's Big Mouth
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5.9  
21 Power of the Soul
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5.12b  
22 Soul Power
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5.11d  
23 Quick Sand
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5.12a  

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