Washington Column stands at the eastern end of the Valley, on the north side. Supposedly, it was so named because from some point of view, the rock appears to look like George Washington.
The Column is found on the east end of the Valley, just east of the Ahwahnee Hotel. It used to be you could park at the Ahwahnee and hoof over to the Column on the bike path, but I've heard recently that you can't park there anymore (permit req'd?). Maybe someone can post up the current beta...
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South Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid, 11 pitches, 1200'
Skull Queen 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2 Trad, Aid, 12 pitches, 1200'
The Prow 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2-3 Trad, Aid, 12 pitches, 1200'
Jo Jo 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Astroman 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'
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The Prow 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2-3 CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Washington Column
Classic Big Wall. Great for someone getting ready to try something on El Cap. The Route has some great exposure and will test anyone new to walls. The bolt ladders are reachy and there are some sections that you need to get high up in your aiders if your not tall. There are some sections that you need hooks but the hook moves are really bomber. Pitch 6 has a section of hooks and heads with good pro in between. The hauling on the route is good till you get to pitch 10. At pitch 10 watch the haul ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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