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Western Front

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Western Front 


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Location: 37.87652, -119.41311 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 8, 2006
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Description 

Short slab below DAFF Dome.
Offers run-out face climbs that are easily top roped. Bolts on top.


Getting There 

Park at Cathedral Creek. Cross the creek and follow the path to DAFF.
The cliff is on the right after a short distance.
For complete information, get "Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows" by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.


5 Total Routes


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Deadheads Delight 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Western Front
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By M.Morley
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From: Sacramento, CA
Sep 6, 2010

The Western Front offers a half dozen single pitch (80') slab routes (5.9-5.10b). All are R/X as leads, but are easily toproped.

Alan Nelson (1959-2007) did most of the FAs in 1987.

Left --> Right:

1) Green Eggs and Ham (5.9)
2) March of Dimes (5.10a)
3) New Tricks for Old Dogs (5.10b)
4) Touch of Grey (5.9)
5) Ace in the Hole (5.10a)
6) Deadheads Delight (5.9)

By aliebling
Jul 24, 2011

The climbs are perfect for introducing/reinforcing friction climbing techniques on sticky granite.