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By Karl K
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 13, 2011
Morning sun & afternoon shade.
Very pleasant hike.
By Bill Lawry
From: New Mexico
Aug 6, 2013
About the length of the approach hike on the trail ...
The second edition of Tuolumne Free Climbs also indicates 1.5 miles. We checked by hand-held GPS and it is more like 0.8 miles. That and the cliffs are then only obvious at specific points on the trail.
... not that I'm whining. I enjoyed hiking around for a few hours that morning. :-)
By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 3, 2014
|Quite hard to locate, as only the top of the cliff is just visible at the point where you leave the trail. At our first attempt we walked past it completely and as a result spent a happy couple of hours finding other crags much further up the valley.|
By Blue Sheffer
From: Stanford, California
Jun 27, 2015
Great little area! A few remarks:
The hike definitely felt longer than .8 miles (but I'm certainly not a handheld GPS, so maybe don't take my word for it). Wait until you cross the MASSIVE slabs (not the tiny slabs that cut through trail) and you'll see the cliff pretty clearly. Also, be aware that 1) the cliff is on the left of the trail, not the mostly unclimbable stuff on the right and 2) I've never seen so many mosquitos in my life as I did on the approach (late June 2015, amidst drought). Bring bug spray unless you like mosquito bites.
Definitely hop on Penguin Cafe. Setting up a TR isn't impossible, but you'll have to set up a secondary anchor above it to lower to the bolts.
By Chris Kang
From: San Francisco, CA
Aug 18, 2015
Beautiful spot. But like the other comments suggest, it's definitely not obvious from the trail. At a decent pace, after about 25 minutes you should see some glimpses of granite through the trees on your left, at which point you should start cutting over off the trail.