Elevation: 4,588 ft
GPS: 37.752, -119.597 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Sep 27, 2006
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
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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
 317
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 711
Munginella
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
 113
Lost Arrow Tip
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 227
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 179
The Caverns
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 305
Selaginella
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 394
Grant's Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 642
Jamcrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 708
Commitment
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 225
Lena's Lieback
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 175
The Surprise
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 90
Guiding Light
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 198
Bummer
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 75
Werner's Ant Trees
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 259
Lazy Bum
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route Sunnyside Bench
 317
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Munginella Five Open Books > First Tier
 711
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Lost Arrow Tip Lost Arrow Spire
 113
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack) Lower Falls Amphitheater
 227
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Caverns Five Open Books > First Tier
 179
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Selaginella Five Open Books > Second Tier
 305
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Grant's Crack A. Swan Slab
 394
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Jamcrack Sunnyside Bench
 642
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Commitment Five Open Books > First Tier
 708
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Lena's Lieback A. Swan Slab
 225
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Surprise Five Open Books > First Tier
 175
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Guiding Light Lower Falls Amphitheater
 90
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Bummer Sunnyside Bench
 198
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Werner's Ant Trees Five Open Books > First Tier
 75
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Lazy Bum Sunnyside Bench
 259
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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