North Ridge, Mt. Conness 5.6


Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 3-8 hours
Approach time: 2-3 hours
Descent time: 2-3 hours
Number of pitches: 12
Height of route: 800'
This great introduction to alpine rock climbing ascends long stretches of 3rd and 4th class occasionally interrupted with an exposed 5.6 move. Even the 3rd class sections are interesting and fun. You choose the exposure and climbing difficulty by either staying directly on the ridge (harder) or moving to either side of the ridge (easier). Following the climbing route is straightforward but the approach and descent are more devious and require skill using a USGS map. Located at a relatively low elevation, this climb is usually warm enough to climb up until the first snow of the year (usually in November). Compared with Cathedral Peak, the North Ridge has less technical climbing but much more hiking, routefinding, and elevation gain.
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  • Rock Climbs of Tuolumne Meadows, by Don Reid and Chris Falkenstein.
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Mt. Conness - North Ridge 5.6 - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Chris McNamara
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