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Tenaya Peak  


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Elevation: 10,301'
Location: 37.8302, -119.439 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Greg Barnes on Dec 20, 2006
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Description 

The sweeping peak above Tenaya Lake, known for its easy 5th-class NW buttress.

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Weather station 8.7 miles from here

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Tenaya Peak:
Northwest Buttress   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1400'   
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John Dalbey on Tenaya Peak

Northwest Buttress 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Tenaya Peak
Low down there really is not one best way to go. Just up. From a large ledge halfway up the face, the ridge starts to lead the the west side. Most will simul-climb or solo the bottom 3/4. Up high you can make it easy or hard. We stayed on the right side of the ridge and belayed on great ledges (kept some pitches short because this route has some loose rock). I think that you can find a 5.8 pitch out left just before the summit, but this looked loose. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Company at start of climb
Company at start of climb
Taken a few days after the opening of Tioga Pass i...
Taken a few days after the opening of Tioga Pass i...
The view of Stately Pleasure Dome across Tenaya La...
The view of Stately Pleasure Dome across Tenaya La...
The view from the summit.  Yellow line shows appro...
BETA PHOTO: The view from the summit. Yellow line shows appro...
Summited just after sunset.  Never Stop Smiling!!!
Summited just after sunset. Never Stop Smiling!!!
Snow on the line of Tenaya Buttress, June 16, 2008...
Snow on the line of Tenaya Buttress, June 16, 2008...
Route follows line of least resistance up those su...
BETA PHOTO: Route follows line of least resistance up those su...
Tenaya Peak and Tenaya Lake
Tenaya Peak and Tenaya Lake
lunch ledge - here we roped up for the crux pitch
lunch ledge - here we roped up for the crux pitch
Julia belaying me from about 3/4 of the way up
Julia belaying me from about 3/4 of the way up
Tenaya Peak from South Crack
Tenaya Peak from South Crack
Me on top of Tenaya with Half Dome in the backgrou...
Me on top of Tenaya with Half Dome in the backgrou...
Tenaya Peak, Tenaya Lake, and a picturesque boulde...
Tenaya Peak, Tenaya Lake, and a picturesque boulde...
wife Having fun on Tenaya Peak
wife Having fun on Tenaya Peak
Above the lower ledge, looking down.  Dead center,...
BETA PHOTO: Above the lower ledge, looking down. Dead center,...
Tenaya Peak.  Getting closer.  Just before crossin...
BETA PHOTO: Tenaya Peak. Getting closer. Just before crossin...
reflection in lake
reflection in lake
Tenaya Peak from Tenaya Lake
Tenaya Peak from Tenaya Lake
Summit, Tenaya Peak
Summit, Tenaya Peak
Tenaya Peak at Sunset.
Tenaya Peak at Sunset.
Snowy Tenaya Peak May 11, 2013 -- treacherous desc...
Snowy Tenaya Peak May 11, 2013 -- treacherous desc...
Tenaya Peak, October 2006.
BETA PHOTO: Tenaya Peak, October 2006.
Great Summit
Great Summit
NW Buttress as seen from the ridge at May Lake.
BETA PHOTO: NW Buttress as seen from the ridge at May Lake.

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