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- HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid, 11 pitches, 1200'
Skull Queen 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C2 Trad, Aid, 12 pitches, 1200'
Mideast Crisis 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A2 Trad, Aid, 13 pitches
Ten Days After 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A2+ Trad, Aid, 13 pitches, 1100'
The Prow 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c C2-3 Trad, Aid, 12 pitches, 1200'
The Re-Animator 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A3+ Aid, 11 pitches, 1200'
Electric Ladyland 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A3+ Aid, 12 pitches, 1200'
Southern Man 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a A1-2 Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 800'
Jo Jo 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Power Failure 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 5 pitches
Astroman 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'
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Jo Jo 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Washington Column
This thing is about as splitter as splitter gets. Starts out at fingers for a few feet and then hands for a loooong way, to wide hands, to fist and then maybe an OW move or two at the top. Crux is not getting pumped. If you're a Indian Creek hardman, this thing will be pretty simple business....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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