Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

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.

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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
 194
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 546
Munginella
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
 92
Lost Arrow Tip
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 152
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 140
The Caverns
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 222
Selaginella
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 310
Grant's Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 481
Jamcrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 545
Commitment
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 179
Lena's Lieback
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 142
The Surprise
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 108
Unnamed Thin Crack
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 149
Bummer
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 196
Lazy Bum
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 107
Aid Route
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route Sunnyside Bench
 194
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Munginella Five Open Books > First Tier
 546
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Lost Arrow Tip Lost Arrow Spire
 92
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack) Lower Falls Amphitheatre
 152
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Caverns Five Open Books > First Tier
 140
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Selaginella Five Open Books > Second Tier
 222
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Grant's Crack Swan Slab
 310
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Jamcrack Sunnyside Bench
 481
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Commitment Five Open Books > First Tier
 545
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Lena's Lieback Swan Slab
 179
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Surprise Five Open Books > First Tier
 142
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Unnamed Thin Crack Swan Slab
 108
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Bummer Sunnyside Bench
 149
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Lazy Bum Sunnyside Bench
 196
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Aid Route Swan Slab
 107
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
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