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The Chapel Wall 

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A long, fairly low stretch of wall that is located behind the Yosemite Chapel, the Chapel Wall is generally north facing and shaded. It is home to the difficult Cosmic Debris finger crack (13-), as well as many great sport climbs.

Getting There 

Park at the Chapel. From the Chapel, follow the horse trail down-valley. After ~150 ft, look for a trail that breaks up and left to the obvious cliff face. The dark dihedral of Heathenistic Pursuit is hard to miss.

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Chapel Wall:
Gold Dust   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Heathenistic Pursuit   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Controlled Burn   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Great Escape   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 4 pitches   
New Wave   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Drive By Shooting   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Cosmic Debris   5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Featured Route For The Chapel Wall
Very steep, very hard, very fun

Cosmic Debris 5.13 8a 29 X- E7 6c  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Chapel Wall
A classic overhanging finger crack. The climbing starts with bomber locks until you hit a hand jam rest. From there the crack gets thinner and the climbing gets harder. The whole thing is really damn hard though. Overhanging climbing with microscopic foot holds makes this a major test piece. Have fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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