Elevation: 4,514 ft
GPS: 37.752, -119.597 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 255,503 total · 1,670/month
Shared By: Blitzo on Sep 27, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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
 202
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 559
Munginella
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
 94
Lost Arrow Tip
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 154
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 143
The Caverns
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 226
Selaginella
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 316
Grant's Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 492
Jamcrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 558
Commitment
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 181
Lena's Lieback
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 144
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
 151
Bummer
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 197
Lazy Bum
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 108
Aid Route
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route Sunnyside Bench
 202
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Munginella Five Open Books > First Tier
 559
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Lost Arrow Tip Lost Arrow Spire
 94
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack) Lower Falls Amphitheatre
 154
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Caverns Five Open Books > First Tier
 143
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Selaginella Five Open Books > Second Tier
 226
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Grant's Crack Swan Slab
 316
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Jamcrack Sunnyside Bench
 492
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Commitment Five Open Books > First Tier
 558
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Lena's Lieback Swan Slab
 181
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Surprise Five Open Books > First Tier
 144
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
 151
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Lazy Bum Sunnyside Bench
 197
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Aid Route Swan Slab
 108
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
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