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Ribbon Falls Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.72631, -119.64275 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Ribbon Falls. Photo by Blitzo.

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Description 

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 Amphitheater 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.

Audubon Buttress is included here because it shares the same parking area as the Ribbon Falls crags.

Getting There 

From the Old Big Oak Flat Road, find your way through the forest to the falls.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Ribbon Falls Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ribbon Falls Area:
He Can't Shout, Don't Hear You   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   Little Wing Area
Laughing at the Void   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2     Aid, 6 pitches, 1000'   Gold Wall
The Riddler   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Little Wing Area
The Silent Line   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1     Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 1000'   Gold Wall
Little Wing   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Little Wing Area
Gates of Delirium    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Ribbon Falls Ampitheater
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Featured Route For Ribbon Falls Area
Rock Climbing Photo: P4 belay ledge, great bivy for 1.

Gold Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C2-3 PG13  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Gold Wall
The Classic Layton Kor route, that splits the wall right up the middle. Thuggish climbing down low, leads to interesting aid as the original route moves up and right to TRON ledge. A very sporty pitch off of the ledge leads to the Belly crawl feature (one of a kind!)The route continues up stout hand cracks and can be rappelled up to P 9 as of 2012...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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