Ribbon Falls Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Ribbon Falls. Photo by Blitzo.
Free falling 1,612' to the valley floor, Ribbon Falls is the highest, continuous waterfall in Yosemite and third highest of Yosemite's waterfalls. It ranks 18th highest in the world.
Ribbon Falls Amphitheatre is a spectacular place offering great climbing and an awesome view of the West Face of El Capitan.
Climbs here range from short to big walls.
Other, shorter crags are found near the area.
From the Old Big Oak Flat Road, find your way through the forest to the falls.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Ribbon Falls Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ribbon Falls Area:
Featured Route For Ribbon Falls Area
The Hourglass, Right 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Yosemite National Park
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The right side of the Hourglass features 3 quality pitches and spectacular views of the West Face of El Cap. Except for a 20 ft section of burly offwidth, most of the climb is pretty moderate and features lots of fun hand-jamming and mellow chimney climbing.Pitch 1: Start in a clearing amidst a bunch of manzanitas. Do a boulder problem up the face to reach some ledges and then climb the right facing corner. There are a couple 5.9 bulges that are a bit awkward but mostly secure thanks to good han...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Ribbon Falls area from El Cap Meadow. Photo by Bli...