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
Super Hands 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Stellar crack that is perfect hands nearly the entire way up, before narrowing to fingers. Plentiful face holds, and excellent feet. ASCA 2 bolt anchor.I understand these amplitheater climbs are not in the current version of the guide because the park service is trying to keep climbing a little lower profile right next to the falls, their biggest attraction?...[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!?