South Face, Washington Column C1 5.8

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 4.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 2 days
Approach time: 1.5 hours
Descent time: 3 hours
Number of pitches: 10
Height of route: 1100'
Overview
The South Face is the easiest and most crowded big wall in Yosemite. The aid is straightforward and 80 percent of the route goes at 5.10a or easier, but almost every pitch can be aided if necessary. Though this route is relatively "easy" to other grade V walls, it has plenty of exposed and interesting pitches. Dinner Ledge is one of the classic Yosemite bivy ledges (just watch out for the rodents!) This route is the first wall for many big wall climbers with good reason.
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Washington Column - South Face C1 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The South Face of Washington Column.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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A series of steep corners lead to an exposed face.
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