This is a nice little cragging cliff that gets shade and is home to a few easier (5.9 - 5.10) climbs of one to three pitches in length. The namesake climb is the classic -- a crazy wide crack and knob climbing affair.
Drive out of the park on 140 and park at the pulloff near the old generator plant. Walk up the road two hundred feet or so and pick up an excellent trail that leads up to the cliff. Hiking time is about 10 minutes.
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New Deviations 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 150'
Chicken Pie 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
New Diversions 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches
Burst of Brilliance 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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New Diversions 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : New Diversions
New Diversions is a fun little climb with a unique crux. P1: Begin at the obvious right-facing crack just left of a right-facing corner near where the trail hits the wall. Climb this wide crack up to near its terminus, then step up, clip a bolt, and climb up and right across the knob-studded face. The crux involves mantling onto a huge steering-wheel shaped knob. Belay just above, on a knob near the arete, at a pin with small cams/wires to back it up. 5.10a.P2: Continue up the thin crack ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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