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Tenaya Peak

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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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Bouldring near Tenaya lake

Description 

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


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Find Tenaya Lake.


2 Total Routes


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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 VD 3a     Trad, 5 pitches, 1400'   
Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral Traverse   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 7500'   
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Featured Route For Tenaya Peak
Matthes Crest

Tenaya, Matthes, Cathedral Traverse 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Tenaya Peak
The only thing better than the spectacular Matthes Crest traverse is to link it up with two other classic Tuolumne cruiser routes, the NW Buttress of Tenaya Peak and the SE Buttress of Cathedral Peak. You also get a sampling of what Tuolumne has to offer, from smooth slabs to wildly exposed knobby fins to choose-your-own adventure crack climbing. These three peaks form an obvious circuit from Tenaya Lake and make a great outing for any Tuolumne enthusiast. Many options exist for extending the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Tenaya Peak Slideshow Add Photo
Company at start of climb
Company at start of climb
Taken a few days after the opening of Tioga Pass in Juneuary 2011.
Taken a few days after the opening of Tioga Pass i...
The view of Stately Pleasure Dome across Tenaya Lake as you return to the parking area after the descent.
The view of Stately Pleasure Dome across Tenaya La...
The view from the summit.  Yellow line shows approach from the parking lot, across the woods, meadow and creek to the toe of the buttress above the lower main ledge.  June 2007.
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 sunny slabs.
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 background
Me on top of Tenaya with Half Dome in the backgrou...
Tenaya Peak, Tenaya Lake, and a picturesque boulder
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, their raised arms acknowledging the moment, are my two partners.  Tenaya. June 2007.
BETA PHOTO: Above the lower ledge, looking down. Dead center,...
Tenaya Peak.  Getting closer.  Just before crossing snowfield runoff.  June 2007. (It was a lean winter.)
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 descent under these conditions!
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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