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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 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
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 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 2
Yosemite Point 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 4,514 ft
GPS: 37.752, -119.597 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Sep 27, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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
 179
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 494
Munginella
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
 88
Lost Arrow Tip
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 112
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
The Caverns
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 197
Selaginella
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 284
Grant's Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 436
Jamcrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 512
Commitment
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 166
Lena's Lieback
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 129
The Surprise
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 101
Unnamed Thin Crack
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 139
Bummer
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 182
Lazy Bum
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 98
Aid Route
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route Sunnyside Bench
 179
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Munginella Five Open Books > First Tier
 494
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Lost Arrow Tip Lost Arrow Spire
 88
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack) Lower Falls Amphitheatre
 112
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Caverns Five Open Books > First Tier
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Selaginella Five Open Books > Second Tier
 197
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Grant's Crack Swan Slab
 284
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Jamcrack Sunnyside Bench
 436
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Commitment Five Open Books > First Tier
 512
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Lena's Lieback Swan Slab
 166
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Surprise Five Open Books > First Tier
 129
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Unnamed Thin Crack Swan Slab
 101
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Bummer Sunnyside Bench
 139
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Lazy Bum Sunnyside Bench
 182
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Aid Route Swan Slab
 98
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
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