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This is the 1,000', multi terraced cliff seen above the road at the Highway 140 entrance station.
Park at the entrance parking lot or across the Hay. at a dirt road.
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Entrance Exam 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Application 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Gripper 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Midterm 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Supplication 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
English Breakfast Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Blotto AKA Axis 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
New Dimensions 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Leanie Meanie 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Anticipation 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Short Circuit 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Goldilocks 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
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New Dimensions 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Arch Rock
This is where it all began for the magical Valley grade of 5.11...Only makes sense why John Bachar made the first solo statement on this stellar line. I usually do the route in 3 pitches (linking the traditional 2nd and 3rd pitches together).P1. Behind the tree and up the crack! Blue Camalot size jamming over a cornery bulge is that crux. Belay on the obvious ledge below a big block (5.10-).P2. Surmount the block and jam up a 5.7 corner and up toward the dark flared chimney (wet in early season)...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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