Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Pillars in Yosemite

Arrowhead Spire

Arrowhead Spire is at 7.9 miles along the Vallet of the Gods Loop Road, there is a pullout on the north side of the road, below the north face of Eagle Plume Tower. Park here and hike to the North Tower, then around to the back (north face) of ...

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Cathedral Spires

Cathedral Spires are on the south wall of Yosemite Valley, south of El Capitan and east of Cathedral Rocks. ...

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Columbia Rock

Columbia Rock is on the north wall of Yosemite Valley and on Yosemite Trail above Yosemite Lodge. ...

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Coyote Rocks

Coyote Rocks is located 5.25 miles north-northeast of Yosemite Village. ...

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Eagle Tower

Eagle Tower is the high promontory between Eagle Peak and Yosemite Falls. ...

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Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock is located on the east bank of the Merced River near mile marker 117.5, a half mile east of Turtleback Dome and 0.6 miles southwest of The Rostrum. ...

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Gunsight

Gunsight is named for the distinctive V-groove made by the notch between Middle and Lower Cathedral Rocks. It is most prominently viewed from the vicinity of El Cap Meadow as the steep gully on the northeast side between the two rock formations. ...

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K P Pinnacle

K-P Pinnacle is the highest in a series of pinnacles on the Valley's North side rising between El Cap Gully and El Cap's SW Face. Most of the route via El Cap Gully is a class 2-3 scramble with a bit of grungy technical climbing not far from the ...

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Lost Arrow Spire

There aren't many climbs in Yosemite that lead to a true summit. But of those that do, the Lost Arrow Spire has to be one of the most famous and exciting of all. The Lost Arrow Tip was first climbed in 1946 by a party that used some rope ...

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Lower Brother

The Three Brothers is a rock formation located just east of El Capitan and are made up of Eagle Peak (the uppermost "brother"), and Middle and Lower Brothers. John Muir considered the view from Eagle Peak to be the most beautiful view of Yosemite Valley available. ...

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Middle Brother

The Three Brothers are located just east of El Capitan. It is made up of Eagle Peak (the uppermost "brother"), and Middle and Lower Brothers. You can see the Three Brothers from Southside Drive or the Merced River just east of Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. ...

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Petite Capucin

The "Petite Capucin" is a tower northeast of Matternhorn Peak. It is an impressive and familiar sight for those hiking across the Matterhorn Glacier to the north face of Matterhorn Peak. Directions The nearest trailhead to Matterhorn Peak is Twin Lakes, elevation 7000 feet. To get there take Twin Lakes ...

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Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock is on the southwest wall of Yosemite Valley, on the left bank of Merced River at mile marker 120 and on the north slope of Inspiration Point. Elevation: 3960 ...

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Royal Arches

Royal Arches refers to the huge exfoliation arches on the 1,400' cliff behind the Ahwahnee Hotel, but the climbing routes that fall under the heading of "Royal Arches" span from the Church Bowl to Washington Column. Directions Royal Arches are in Yosemite Valley. The Park is accessed by either Hwy ...

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Split Pinnacle

Split Pinnacle is located 2.25 miles west-southwest of Yosemite Village on the north side of Yosemite Valley. Split Pinnacle is the spire, up Eagle Creek. ...

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