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Speed of Life, The T 

Ellery Bowl Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.93435, -119.23168 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Sep 21, 2006
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Ellery Bowl is a small buttress that sits above Ellery Lake a few miles east of the entrance to Tuolumne. The buttress is white and relatively clean, and it sits at the lowest point at the top of the "Bowl", usually guarded by a small snowfield.

Getting There 

Park at Ellery Lake, cross the dam, and head more or less straight up the talus field towards the buttress (although slightly to the right). There is a trail of sorts, but expect a slog.

Climbing Season

For the Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga Road area.

Weather station 0.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Ellery Bowl

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ellery Bowl:
The Speed of Life   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 265'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: "Speed of Life" and approach. Photo by B...

The Speed of Life 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Ellery Bowl
This is an obscure but ultra-classic two-pitch climb on the outskirts of Tuolumne Meadows. It sits by itself (actually there are two or three other climbs of lesser quality) far above Ellery Lake which in turn is just a few miles outside of the park along Hwy 120. Park, cross the dam, and hike up the steep, loose slope to the lowest tongue of rock that is usually guarded by a steep patch of ice/snow. Why did you endure this grueling 45 minute slog for just two pitches?P1: Ascend a beautiful p...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ellery Bowl-moonrise. Photo by Blitzo.
Ellery Bowl-moonrise. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ellery Bowl and Ellery Lake drainage.
Ellery Bowl and Ellery Lake drainage.

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