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Murphy Creek

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About Murphy Creek:

A great place for out-of-the-way recreational climbing: sweeping views and beautiful polished granite. The Murphy Creek area divides neatly into three cliff bands, a lower 80-foot wall where there are around 10 to 15 traditional crack routes (Auto Bond 5.11b, Mandric 5.10b, Penguin Cafe 5.11a, Pince A Loaf 5.11a, etc.) for top-roping and leading, a second tier just above and behind the first where the "Locktight" crack is located (5.10b), and finally, at the top of the ridge, a third summit tier where you can find a nasty OW and the beautiful "Coyote's Carelessness" (5.10a).


Nearest town or city: Tuolumne Meadows
Directions: At the western end of Stately Pleasure Dome and on the Tenaya Lake side of Hwy. 120 is a parking and picnic area. The Murphy Creek trailhead is directly across the road. Follow the Murphy Creek Trail for approximately 11/3 miles until you see the first 80-foot tier of the Murphy Creek cliffbands, about a 1/4 mile cross-country west of the trail.
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Camping: Yes
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Quantity of Climbs: Week

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