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14 - Cascade Area  


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Description 

Cascade Falls is a beautiful waterfall in the Lower Merced Canyon.
This area offers easy to very hard climbing on awesome rock.

Getting There 

Park at the parking area at Cascade Bridge.
Approaches are obvious.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

40 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',6],['5.9',7],['5.10',14],['5.11',5],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 14 - Cascade Area:
Pat Pinnacle   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Golden Needles   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Cascade Falls - Left
Nurdle   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Makayla's Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Suds   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Babble On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Desperate Straights   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
The Super Slacker Highway   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 600'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Boneheads   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Knob Job   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Knuckleheads   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Sherrie's Crack   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Polymastia   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
G-Man Extension (not Book'em, Dano)   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 80'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Skinheads   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 165'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
The Tube   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Underclingon   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Pat and Jack Pinnacle
Fish Crack   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Cascade Falls - Left
Crimson Cringe   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Cascade Falls - Left
The Phoenix   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Cascade Falls - Upper
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Fish Crack 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Cascade Falls - Left
This is the thin finger crack to the left of Crimson Cringe. Start by climbing up the ramp. Place some gear with a long runner then turn the corner and bust up the thin crack to the anchors. There’s a rest along the way. There’s a photo of this route on the back cover of the Super Topo Yosemite Valley free climbs guide....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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