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Western Front

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Western Front  


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Location: 37.87652, -119.41311 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 8, 2006
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Description 

Short slab below DAFF Dome.
Offers run-out face climbs that are easily top roped. Bolts on top.

Getting There 

Park at Cathedral Creek. Cross the creek and follow the path to DAFF.
The cliff is on the right after a short distance.
For complete information, get "Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows" by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.3 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['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]


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By M.Morley
Administrator
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 aliebling
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.