Lower Falls Amphitheatre Rock Climbing
Climbing in the Amphitheatre. Photo by Blitzo.
This area offers some fine climbing on beautiful rock, only climbable during low water.
"Guiding Light", "Lightweight Guides", "Powerslave", and "Ten Years After" are a few good climbs in the area.Occational rockfall does exist.
From the left side of the bridge, continue through the boulders on the left of Yosemite Creek.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Falls Amphitheatre
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Falls Amphitheatre:
Blackout 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 135'
The Podium 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Dagger 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Featured Route For Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Dagger 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Dagger is the striking line to the left of Super hands. Climb past two bolts to enter the corner system/ chimney. Thin hands and stemming with an occasional chimney move will get you to a two bolted anchor. The climbing felt very sustained at 5.10+ the entire way. You can rappel with a single sixty meter rope but youll have to down climb for about five feet....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Bryan G
Oct 14, 2012
On the wall to the left of 10 Years After is an hourglass shaped flake that's about 70ft tall. I noticed a bolted anchor with tat at the top of the right side of it, and thought it looked cool, so decided to climb it. In addition to it being a fairly difficult and scary lead, I also discovered that the bolted anchor is just two extremely rusted 1/4"ers. It can't even be backed up, unless you want to leave a 2" cam in sort of bad rock a couple feet below the anchor. I survived lowering off the bolts, but I wouldn't recommend going up there unless you have a bolt kit.
By Chris Blanchard
Dec 1, 2013
Just around the arete to the right of Super Hands is a beautiful clean corner. It felt in the 10's. I did it and then thought I could look it up in a guide book later, but both SuperTopo and Reid's guide don't have anything. The anchors are up and to the right but I just TR'd it off of Super Hands anchors - the swing is minimal until you get up higher.
Anyone know the name or grade of this beautiful corner!?