The Grack, Center, Glacier Point Apron 5.6


Yosemite Valley, California USA

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The GPS coordinates for this route are shown below. See the GPS Marker Legend at right for details on each marker. Click on the Marker to see the actual GPS coordinates.

From Curry Village, drive 0.2 mile east toward Half Dome. At the 3-way stop, turn right and drive a few hundred yards to the road barriers and turn into a huge dirt parking lot under Glacier Point Apron.

From the parking lot, its about a 15 minute hike to The Grack and The Cow.

From the northeast corner of the parking lot, walk 100 feet on a hikers’ trail and turn right (south) onto a climbers’ trail. Hike uphill for a few minutes to the base of Monday Morning Slab. For The Grack and all other routes, go left and uphill. After 100 yards, you reach The Goblet and then the trail flattens out at the base of Goodrich Pinnacle. Continue along the base for 100 yards, then down dirt switchbacks for a few hundred feet to a drainage crossing. Skirt the base for another few hundred yards to the point where the tree cover opens up again and you can see... BUY Yosemite Valley Free Climbs and read the rest this approach and much more.

Descend all routes by rappelling. You generally need two 50m or 60m ropes.

Glacier Point Apron - The Grack, Center 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Photo: Chris McNamara