3rd Pillar of Dana
The 3rd Pillar is pitch after pitch of classic Yosemite climbing on stellar granite with awesome views of Mono Lake.
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The 3rd Pillar is pitch after pitch of classic Yosemite climbing on stellar granite with awesome views of Mono Lake. The 3rd Pillar is one of the best and most accessible alpine rock climbs of its grade in the entire Sierra and is climbed in a day car to car.
We offer this program on the listed dates at these promotional prices with a 2 person minimum. There is a maximum 2:1 guiding ratio.
Due to COVID-19 this trip is only being offered on a Custom Private basis.
One of the best and most accessible alpine rock climbs of its grade.
3rd Pillar of Dana, Regular Route (III, 5.10a)
Driving up Tioga Pass, looking toward the south this is a prominent granite pillar that makes climbers nearly veer off the road. With pitch after pitch of classic Yosemite climbing on stellar granite with awesome views of Mono Lake, this is one of the best and most accessible alpine rock climbs of its grade in the entire Sierra. The pitches become increasingly difficult as you reach the summit, and the last pitch, heralded as “the best pitch of 5.9 in the universe” requires numerous wild mantle moves to a spectacular summit and view of Tioga Pass and Mono Lake. A must do on the Sierra circuit.
See what it is like to climb the 3rd Pillar of Dana with Peter Croft!
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