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Shuteye Ridge

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Location: 37.35, -119.4276 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: mike arechiga on Mar 18, 2013  with updates from Keith Kowalczykowski
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Description 

Vast amount of granite domes scatter though-out the Southern Yosemite area.


Getting There 

From Oakhurst drive to Bass Lake to Beasore road 10 miles to 6s42 5.5 miles to 6s59 4 miles to the gate, past the gate need 4x4 to lookout 2 miles.From North Fork drive up Minarets road.


Climbing Season


10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['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 Shuteye Ridge:
Afternoon Nap   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 900'   Big Sleep
Sweaty Betty   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   High Eagle : Main Wall - Lower Left
Little Kala   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   High Eagle : Main Wall - Lower Left
Gravity Pool   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   High Eagle : Shape Shifter Area
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Ben having fun on Darth Vader. Photo by Casey Zak

Darth Vader 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CA : Southern Sierra : ... : Darkside
Poor holds right off the ground lead to steep moves on good holds past the first bolt. (Stick clip useful). Romp up to the 3rd bolt and get a good rest. The fixed nut is pretty good and can be backed up with a .5 camalot or 1-1.5" piece. Fight up the overhanging layback to a stance and a bolt. Work left on good holds to a nice rest. Quest up the face past a mix of bolts and gear until you make it to a roof way up high. Pull another solid 5.11/11+ crux past closely spaced bolts. Some more easy cl...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Shuteye Ridge Slideshow Add Photo
Climbing the second ascent of 'Prolly Bomber' (.10a/b), Shuteye Ridge
Climbing the second ascent of 'Prolly Bomber' (.10...
Kent Schmitz on the first pitch of, O-Maggie. 5.12b.
Kent Schmitz on the first pitch of, O-Maggie. 5.12...
The Eagle Beaks from Crocodile Rock Wall
The Eagle Beaks from Crocodile Rock Wall
Globe Rock on Beasore road.
Globe Rock on Beasore road.
Topo To Crocodile Rock.
Topo To Crocodile Rock.
Mike Arechiga on, Too Old To Be Bold, 5.10c, Chiquito Dome.
Mike Arechiga on, Too Old To Be Bold, 5.10c, Chiqu...
The Jones Store on Beasore road.
The Jones Store on Beasore road.
Mike Arechiga on a super 5.10 at the 557 Wall
Mike Arechiga on a super 5.10 at the 557 Wall
The Eagle Domes.
The Eagle Domes.
Awesome boulder problem at Chilkoot.
Awesome boulder problem at Chilkoot.
Mike Fourcray on the amazing Melting Wall, Lost Eagle Dome.
Mike Fourcray on the amazing Melting Wall, Lost Ea...
Topo to Fish Lips route
BETA PHOTO: Topo to Fish Lips route
Mike Arechiga on, El Granda. 5.10b. Chiquito Dome.
Mike Arechiga on, El Granda. 5.10b. Chiquito Dome.
Mike Arechiga on, Holeshot,5.10a. Moto Wall.
Mike Arechiga on, Holeshot,5.10a. Moto Wall.
Mike Arechiga on, Welcome To Chiquito Dome. 5.8. Chiquito Dome.
Mike Arechiga on, Welcome To Chiquito Dome. 5.8. C...
Map to Shuteye
BETA PHOTO: Map to Shuteye
Snow Flowers.
Snow Flowers.
Topo to Dreamscape Domes
BETA PHOTO: Topo to Dreamscape Domes
Chiquito Dome.
Chiquito Dome.
The Eagle Beaks
The Eagle Beaks
Map of Shuteye Ridge area.
Map of Shuteye Ridge area.
Amy Wilkins loving the awesome swimming holes at Lost Eagle Dome.
Amy Wilkins loving the awesome swimming holes at L...
Topo of 557 Wall.
Topo of 557 Wall.
Amy Wilkins on a super fun 5.9 on the Melting Wall, Lost Eagle Dome.
Amy Wilkins on a super fun 5.9 on the Melting Wall...
Topo Of Big Sleep Area.
Topo Of Big Sleep Area.
Shuteye Ridge.
Shuteye Ridge.
Topo To Big Sleep.
Topo To Big Sleep.
Map to the Eagle Beaks area
Map to the Eagle Beaks area
Mike Arechiga on, House Of Cards,5.10b.
Mike Arechiga on, House Of Cards,5.10b.
Mike Arechiga on a new 5.9 at Dreamscape Domes
Mike Arechiga on a new 5.9 at Dreamscape Domes
Topo To Too Old To Be Bold
Topo To Too Old To Be Bold
Fun new route at Dreamscape domes.
BETA PHOTO: Fun new route at Dreamscape domes.
Mike Arechiga on, Hole In The Wall. 5.10a, Chilkoot Lake, Half Day Dome.
Mike Arechiga on, Hole In The Wall. 5.10a, Chilkoo...
Topo of Magic Wall
BETA PHOTO: Topo of Magic Wall
Kent Schmitz on, Ugly Monkey. 5.11c.
Kent Schmitz on, Ugly Monkey. 5.11c.
Topo To Coronet
BETA PHOTO: Topo To Coronet
The Lookout on top of Shuteye.
The Lookout on top of Shuteye.
Topo To Wing Feather
BETA PHOTO: Topo To Wing Feather
Mike Arechiga on, Little Kala. 5.11b, High Eagle Dome.
Mike Arechiga on, Little Kala. 5.11b, High Eagle D...
Mike Arechiga on, Into  The Fold. 5.11a, Chilkoot Lake, Half Day Dome.
Mike Arechiga on, Into The Fold. 5.11a, Chilkoot ...
Electric Eagle
Electric Eagle
Mike Arechhiga on, Short And Swanky. 5.10b, High Eagle Dome.
Mike Arechhiga on, Short And Swanky. 5.10b, High E...
Climber on, atmosphere. 5.12c.
Climber on, atmosphere. 5.12c.
Topo to El Grande area
BETA PHOTO: Topo to El Grande area
Topo To Chiquito Dome.
Topo To Chiquito Dome.
Mike and Amy at the swimming holes at Rock Creek.
Mike and Amy at the swimming holes at Rock Creek.
Mike Arechiga on, You Snooze, You Lose.5.11b. Cat Nap Dome.
Mike Arechiga on, You Snooze, You Lose.5.11b. Cat ...
Mike Arechiga on, Croc Rock. 5.10a
Mike Arechiga on, Croc Rock. 5.10a
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By Keith Kowalczykowski
Aug 1, 2014
CONDITION REPORT 

This area is currently closed due to the French Fire: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4013/

ETA for reopening is currently unknown.

By Luke Stefurak
From: Mountain View, CA
Aug 26, 2013

wolverinepublishing.com/shuteye-ridge

A new guidebook is now available for Shuteye Ridge. Written by Grahm Doe and published by Wolverine.

This is a very pretty guidebook with 400+ pages in Full color.


Shuteye Ridge Guidebook
Shuteye Ridge Guidebook

By Chris D
From: the couch
Mar 14, 2014

The guidebook has "over 800 routes" in this area. On Mountain Project (as of today)... Seven.

What gives?

Some nice pictures, but some solid "beyond the guidebook" beta from locals would be great.

By J. Albers
From: Colorado
Mar 14, 2014

^^^ @ Chris D

I think that there are some places that are better left as "choose your own adventure" areas. Luckily there are a bunch of places like this left in the Sierra (Cal Dome, Hwy 108, Southern Sierra, Shuteye). For these areas I am in some sense glad that there is minimal info because it keeps the place a bit more wild (i.e. there are plenty of destinations to choose from that are info'ed into submission...The Leap, Tuolumne, the Ditch, etc). The guidebook is nice, but I would submit that part of what makes Shuteye special is exploring, which I might add, you really had to do prior to the book being published. That said, the book is wonderful and I would recommend picking it up.

I would suggest that you just grab a copy of the book and go have a look for yourself!!

By Chris D
From: the couch
Jun 30, 2014

Got the guidebook, read it pretty much cover to cover. Fantastic. Made a plan, then headed up to check out the area around Big Sleep. A couple of notes for folks like us who have never been to Shuteye and are headed up there with a freshly minted copy of the new Grahm Doe guide in their sweaty little hands:

1. The guidebook shows hundreds of spectacular climbs, beautifully photographed, on spectacular granite. What we saw confirmed that the granite is tremendous and in places, highly featured, and the slab is clean, solid, and very grippy. Keep in mind that the beautiful route on page 27 might be an hour's drive or more from the beautiful route on page 30. Plan to spend some time at every area you go to, since it's going to be more work to get there than you think.

2. The roads in the area are engineered to confuse. Ha! Most roads have three names, which are used interchangeably. The dirt roads are generally poorly signed, and a maze of unnamed roads and motorcycle trails will add to your confusion. For the most part, Google maps will only provide marginal assistance, since for some reason, the roads on Google are not labelled with the "7S02" sort of USFS names that are used in the forest and on quad maps. Go figure. Be sure you know where you're going before you head out. Having someone in your party who really knows how to read a map is a bonus.

3. The approaches are not necessarily trails. Well, there appear to be trails, but you better find them and stay on them if you're not planning to bushwhack. We found some that were well-cairned, and even some wide swaths of well-gardened trail, but the trails were easy to lose and very lightly used. If you're planning to bushwhack (be prepared to even if you're expecting a trail), have a good sense of direction and a map and compass or GPS and know how to use them. Unless you're out on open slab, don't expect to be able to see more than a couple of hundred feet in the forest. You could pretty easily get lost out here. Allow a lot of time to find your way to and from the climbs.

What a place! Beautiful quiet forests. Spectacular rock. Even where the rock is covered with lichen, it's super positive to climb on. This place is so spread out and hard to navigate (relative to more popular areas) that I'd say there's little risk of over-use. We spent a three day weekend sampling the slab and featured face climbing near Big Sleep, and the swimming holes that pepper the stream above Rock Creek campground.

It was wonderful.