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Yosemite Falls Area

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Yosemite Falls Area 


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Location: 37.7521, -119.5969 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Yosemite Falls is the seventh highest water fall in the world. The Upper Falls drops 1,430 feet. An intermediate chain of cascades drops another 675 feet. The Lower Falls drops another 320 feet.
On the Upper Falls Wall is the famous Lost Arrow Spire.
Several grade VI routes also exist here.
The Lower Falls Amphitheatre offers quality climbing.
Sunnyside Bench and the Five Open Books are also quite popular.


Getting There 

Take the Lower Yosemite Falls Trail to access The lower areas.


35 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',9],['5.9',5],['5.10',14],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Yosemite Falls Area:
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Sunnyside Bench
Munginella   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad   Five Open Books
Lost Arrow Tip   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2+     Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 250'   Lost Arrow Spire
The Caverns   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Five Open Books
Try Again Ledge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Five Open Books
Super Hands   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Selaginella   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 560'   Five Open Books
Lost Arrow Spire Direct   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2     Trad, Aid, 16 pitches   Lost Arrow Spire
Jamcrack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Sunnyside Bench
Lemon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Sunnyside Bench
Commitment   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Five Open Books
Guiding Light   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
The Surprise   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Five Open Books
Lightweight Guides   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Werner's Ant Trees   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Five Open Books
Bummer   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Sunnyside Bench
Blackout   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 135'   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Lazy Bum   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   Sunnyside Bench
Dagger   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Ten Years After   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
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Featured Route For Yosemite Falls Area
Jack Doehring on "Jamcrack", 1975. <br />Photo by Blitzo.

Jamcrack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sunnyside Bench
Up on the right side of Sunnyside Bench, climb a nice, smooth, 5.7 jamcrack to a ledge. Step left and continue up a 5.9 thin crack to a two bolt anchor.Can be done in one or two pitches....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Yosemite Falls Area Slideshow Add Photo
On the Trail to Sunnyside Bench 1975.
On the Trail to Sunnyside Bench 1975.
Indica Point and Yosemite Falls. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Indica Point and Yosemite Falls.
Photo by Blitzo.
On this cold winter morning, the first rays of sun melted the ice and Yosemite Falls resumed flowing, after freezing solid in the night.
On this cold winter morning, the first rays of sun...
Just playing around before heading up to the lower falls
Just playing around before heading up to the lower...
Upper Yosemite Falls. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Upper Yosemite Falls.
Photo by Blitzo.
Lower Falls-Posterized. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lower Falls-Posterized.
Photo by Blitzo.
Yosemite Falls Area
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