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Yosemite Rock Climbs

Postby mbmsfreerider » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:20 am

I recently took a trip to yosemite and I wanted to know if you guys could identify 2 rock climbs I saw while I was there. I can look up all the info about them if I know their names.
They are both somewhat close to each other if I remember right although they are on opposite sides of the street. I saw them on Tioga road on the Eastern half before you get to Tenaya lake if you are heading West from Tioga Pass. I believe they are in or very close to Tuolumne meadows.


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Postby The Chief » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:59 am

That's Pywiack Dome. The folks on the route in the first pic is "Needle & Spoon" and the route in the center of the second pic is the Classic "Aqua Knobby"!
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Postby Gak Icenberg » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:14 am

damn thats some clean granite! sometimes I forget.
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Postby mbmsfreerider » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:54 am

Thanks Chief. I don't think that is Aqua knobby though. The only reason I say that is because the route in the second picture isn't on Pywiack Dome. It is on the right side of the road as you come in from Tioga pass I am pretty sure. And all the pictures of the route Aqua Knobby don't show climbers on an overhanging section like that. Here is a bigger picture that shows more of where it is.

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Postby The Chief » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:00 am

What am I saying. Slap me up side the head!

They are at the base of the Money Roof P (4th P) and finishing the 3rd P of "HOODWINK" on Harlequin Dome


My 3rd favorite route in TM!!
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Postby Rob » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:41 pm

The Chief wrote:My 3rd favorite route in TM!!

Wow, really? :?

I always thought that route was just so so. The roof is exciting, but the first two pitches are unremarkable. The Sting is better. By Hook or by Crook is best. The 10c crack on the second pitch (or 3rd?) is classic. :D
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Postby fatdad » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:56 pm

Chief's right. Needle Spoon and Hoodwink, which, by the way, is a great route I think. Liked it better the the Sting, but haven't done By Hook, which is supposed to be really good.
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Postby Diggler » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:43 pm

First pic is not Needle & Spoon- N&S is far to the L of where the climbers are (it basically follows the white streak just to the R of the big cave-like thingie just above the same ledge those guys are standing on, far to their L). They're possibly on Zee Tree.
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