Yosemite Falls Area Rock Climbing
Kurt Smith on the first ascent of "Powerslave...
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.
Take the Lower Yosemite Falls Trail to access The lower areas.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
70 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Yosemite Falls Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Yosemite Falls Area:
Featured Route For Yosemite Falls Area
Freestone (Geek Towers, Left) 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Yosemite Falls Wall
Freestone... simply awesome. Often compared to Astroman and easy to understand why. It's a classic valley 11c and absolutely beautiful (Rostrum is too friendly for consideration). It's also often said to be harder than A-man. However, I feel a comparison is not really justified. Climbing wise, the two are completely different for the most part and Freestone, imho, just stands on its own. And, indeed, based on traffic this is absolutely true. It's a full on adventure. For those that head up, here...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
On the Trail to Sunnyside Bench 1975.
Indica Point and Yosemite Falls. Photo by Blitzo.
On this cold winter morning, the first rays of sun...
Just playing around before heading up to the lower...
Upper Yosemite Falls. Photo by Blitzo.
Lower Falls-Posterized. Photo by Blitzo.