Login with Facebook
Pulpit Rock

Select Area...
Northwest Face 
Southeast Face 

Pulpit Rock  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 2,927
Administrators: M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 18, 2006
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Partly Cloudy
78° | 48°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
70° | 46°
66° | 46°
64° | 47°
60° | 44°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
The Sermon gave Shelton wings! (We still decided t...

Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection MORE INFO >>>


This is the interesting looking spire, seen across the river near the Hwy 140/120 junction.

Getting There 

Park at the lot at the 140/120 junction, and cross the river.
This can only be done during times of very low water.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For Pulpit Rock
Bad photo of the roofy start.  Tough lighting cond...

The Sermon 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Northwest Face
On the left side of the face, climb a 5.10b finger crack to a belay with a bolt.Continue up 5.10a hands and a loose section to a belay.A 5.9 chimney squeezes down to 5.10a offwidth. Belay at the top. Climb class 4 to the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Local Information for Pulpit Rock
Comments on Pulpit Rock Add Comment
Show which comments
By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Jan 27, 2010
After crossing the Merced, head up hill trending toward the east side of the pinnacle (keeping an eye on the poison oak). This will take you directly to the Tree Route and the Pulpit Pooper. This is also the side you will walk down after rappelling off the south side of the pinnacle. If you want to climb the Sermon or Gorilla Cookies there is a trail from here that wraps around the north to the west side.
By Alexey
From: San Jose
Oct 29, 2012
For best crossing - park on the river side of the road just down the river of Pulpit rock.
Walk up stream little, and cross the river little west from formation. This october there you just step from bolder To bolder. Walk by river east until you cross old wash going up on east side of of Pulpit rock. This is easiest way compare I did several years ago.
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!