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Crying Time Again 
Direct Northwest Face 
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John Henry 
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Northwest Books 
Sandbag 

Northwest Face 


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Location: 37.88116, -119.35134 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is the big face on the Northwest side.
Crying Time Again, "Big Boys Don't Cry" and "Direct Northwest" Face are a few of the good routes here.


Getting There 

From the parking lot, go up slabs then left along the base.
For complete information, get "Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows" by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Northwest Face:
Northwest Books   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
John Henry   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
Edgeumacated   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Crying Time Again   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   
Direct Northwest Face   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 520'   
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Featured Route For Northwest Face
Near the beginning of the crux pitch

Direct Northwest Face 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Northwest Face
An awesome crack route that is generally well-protected. Very memorable views and climbing. 3rd class up (about 150') to the base of the most obvious cracks on the NW Face and build a belay. p1- Climb a great crack to a 5.9 overlap. Pull the overlap. Book says to stop here. We continued through the next great 5.8 crack section and stopped on a roomy ledge. Right at the end of the 60m, but we could've third-classed in higher from the ground. 5.9, 200'. p2- Climb great 5.8 fingers to a .10a hands...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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