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Areas in Yosemite Falls Area

Five Open Books 10 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Lost Arrow Spire 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lower Falls Amphitheatre 12 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Sunnyside Bench 15 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Swan Slab 23 / 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
Upper Falls Trail & Columbia Point 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Yosemite Falls Wall 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Yosemite Point 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 4,514 ft
GPS: 37.752, -119.597 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 154,460 total, 1,134/month
Shared By: Blitzo on Sep 27, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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.
Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection Details

Getting There

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

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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
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Munginella
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Penelope's Problem
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Claude's Delight
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
Lost Arrow Tip
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Super Hands
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
The Caverns
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Selaginella
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Grant's Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jamcrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Commitment
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lena's Lieback
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
The Surprise
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Bummer
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lazy Bum
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route Sunnyside Bench 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Munginella Five Open Books > First Tier 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Penelope's Problem Swan Slab 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Claude's Delight Swan Slab 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Lost Arrow Tip Lost Arrow Spire 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Super Hands Lower Falls Amphitheatre 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Caverns Five Open Books > First Tier 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Selaginella Five Open Books > Second Tier 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Grant's Crack Swan Slab 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Jamcrack Sunnyside Bench 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Commitment Five Open Books > First Tier 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Lena's Lieback Swan Slab 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Surprise Five Open Books > First Tier 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Bummer Sunnyside Bench 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Lazy Bum Sunnyside Bench 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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