Traverse from South to North, Matthes Crest 5.7

   
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Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

  • Currently 5.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 3-6 hours
Approach time: 2-3 hours
Descent time: 2-3 hours
Number of pitches: 8
Height of route: 500' (length is 1 mile)
Overview
The traverse from south to north is the standard route, and almost synonymous with the Matthes Crest. Walking along an exposed ridge with sections of technical climbing characterize the climb. Dozens of short routes have also been done on the sides of the Crest since the 1960s, but have generally not been recorded. Most parties only do two-thirds of the ridge—yet the climbing is great for the entire length. The Matthes Crest is sought after for its length, enjoyable climbing, and spectacular positions in the midst of some of the most amazing scenery anywhere.
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  • The High Sierra Peaks, Passes, and Trails, by R.J. Secor
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: July 22, 2014
Matthes Crest - Traverse from South to North 5.7 - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The Matthes Crest traverse starts at the south end (right) and follows the cockscomb north.
Photo: Greg Barnes
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Matthes Crest - Narsil 5.10c - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click for details.
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