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Southern Yosemite 


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Administrators: M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on May 28, 2013
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Description 

Southern Yosemite is the valley's and Tuolumne's quiet country cousin. None of the world-famous routes are down here, but neither are the crowds. There are endless domes rising out of the wilderness of the Illilouette and other watersheds on both sides of the National Park's southern boundaries. Being a large area, the character of individual areas varies greatly from place to place. There are roadside crags in Wawona, and backcountry alpine climbs like those on the crest of the Clark Range that may take a full day to approach over wild terrain. This is a fine place for mountain exploration, and to find obscure but rewarding routes that may or may not have been touched by human hand.

I used the Spencers' "Southern Yosemite Rock Climbs" guide to define this area south of the valley, roughly from Wawona in the west, to the Clark Range in the east.


Getting There 

Most southern Yosemite rock climbs are approached from around Wawona and Glacier Point Roads. Some may be reached by longer hikes in from Yosemite Valley.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southern Yosemite:
Southeast Face   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 300'   Mount Starr King
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Featured Route For Southern Yosemite
Amy and Maria saunter up to the start of the Southeast Face of Mount Starr King.

Southeast Face Easy 5th 1+ 3 I M 1c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Mount Starr King
Follow the path of least resistance - or whichever variation catches your eye - up two pitches, to where the summit can be approached by a class 3 scramble....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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