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Elevation: 4,588 ft 1,398 m
GPS: 37.7521, -119.59688
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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 Suggest change

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
 460
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 915
Munginella
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 527
Swan Slab Gully
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2
 140
Lost Arrow Tip
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 345
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 446
Selaginella
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
 48
Lost Arrow Spire Direct
Trad, Aid 16 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
Arrowhead ArĂȘte
Trad 7 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 486
Grant's Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 801
Jamcrack
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 921
Commitment
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Lost Arrow Chimney
Trad 10 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 76
Ten Years After
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 82
Dagger
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 27
Freestone (Geek Towers, Left)
Trad 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route Sunnyside Bench
 460
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 3 pitches
Munginella Five Open Books > First Tier
 915
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Swan Slab Gully A. Swan Slab
 527
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Lost Arrow Tip Lost Arrow Spire
 140
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack) Lower Falls Amphitheater
 345
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Selaginella Five Open Books > Second Tier
 446
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Lost Arrow Spire Direct Lost Arrow Spire
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2 Trad, Aid 16 pitches
Arrowhead ArĂȘte Arrowhead Arete
 75
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
Grant's Crack A. Swan Slab
 486
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Jamcrack Sunnyside Bench
 801
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Commitment Five Open Books > First Tier
 921
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Lost Arrow Chimney Lost Arrow Spire
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 10 pitches
Ten Years After Lower Falls Amphitheater
 76
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Dagger Lower Falls Amphitheater
 82
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Freestone (Geek Towers, Left) Yosemite Falls Wall
 27
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
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