Elevation: 4,588 ft
GPS: 37.7521, -119.59688
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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.

87 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Yosemite Falls Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 382
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 819
Munginella
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
 128
Lost Arrow Tip
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 294
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 375
Selaginella
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 69
Arrowhead ArĂȘte
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 725
Jamcrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 815
Commitment
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 263
Lena's Lieback
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 201
The Surprise
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 111
Guiding Light
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 87
Lightweight Guides
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 90
Werner's Ant Trees
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 283
Lazy Bum
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 72
Dagger
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route Sunnyside Bench
 382
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Munginella Five Open Books > First Tier
 819
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Lost Arrow Tip Lost Arrow Spire
 128
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack) Lower Falls Amphitheater
 294
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Selaginella Five Open Books > Second Tier
 375
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Arrowhead ArĂȘte Arrowhead Arete
 69
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Jamcrack Sunnyside Bench
 725
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Commitment Five Open Books > First Tier
 815
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Lena's Lieback A. Swan Slab
 263
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Surprise Five Open Books > First Tier
 201
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Guiding Light Lower Falls Amphitheater
 111
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lightweight Guides Lower Falls Amphitheater
 87
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Werner's Ant Trees Five Open Books > First Tier
 90
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Lazy Bum Sunnyside Bench
 283
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Dagger Lower Falls Amphitheater
 72
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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