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
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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.

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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
 276
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 650
Munginella
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 84
Bay Tree Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
 109
Lost Arrow Tip
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 211
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 168
The Caverns
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 266
Selaginella
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 367
Grant's Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 586
Jamcrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 645
Commitment
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 209
Lena's Lieback
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 163
The Surprise
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 85
Guiding Light
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 180
Bummer
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 236
Lazy Bum
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route Sunnyside Bench
 276
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Munginella Five Open Books > First Tier
 650
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Bay Tree Crack Swan Slab
 84
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Lost Arrow Tip Lost Arrow Spire
 109
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack) Lower Falls Amphitheater
 211
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Caverns Five Open Books > First Tier
 168
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Selaginella Five Open Books > Second Tier
 266
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Grant's Crack Swan Slab
 367
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Jamcrack Sunnyside Bench
 586
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Commitment Five Open Books > First Tier
 645
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Lena's Lieback Swan Slab
 209
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Surprise Five Open Books > First Tier
 163
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Guiding Light Lower Falls Amphitheater
 85
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Bummer Sunnyside Bench
 180
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Lazy Bum Sunnyside Bench
 236
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
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