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
43 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',10],['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
Lost Arrow Tip 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Lost Arrow Spire
P1: .10d pin scars and fingers right off the notch (easy for the rating, some fixed gear, short crux) to easier climbing to more fixed gear and a stance below an awkward slightly bulging, grainy, and flaring .10a fist/OW for a few moves to a belay on a huge ledge. P2: Move left off the ledge using a couple of small pieces to a large flat edge than can be hooked or bust a psuedo-free 5.8ish move to get the next placement. A few placements interspersed with bolts/rivets (both with and without hang...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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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.