Hetch Hetchy Valley has been named the "other Yosemite Valley". Situated inside Yosemite National Park, the Hetch Hetchy Valley was described by John Muir as "one of nature’s rarest and most precious mountain temples". Initially protected by the establishment of Yosemite National Park, in 1913 the city of San Francisco won congressional approval to build the O’Shaughnessy dam on the Tuolumne River, which flowed along the valley floor. The dam buried the valley under 300 feet of water.
From Hwy120, just outside the entrance to the Park at Hodgdon Meadow, turn onto Evergreen Road, following signs for Hetch Hetchy.
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Face, Ramp & Crack 5.8 CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : H3
The route on the left at the H3 crag. Begin with a few face moves to a fun mantel. After that, gain the obvious ramp on climber's left that leads up and right. A steep crack (hands, fists and a short wider section) with some face holds on the side awaits you and leads to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CA