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Lower Falls Amphitheater

California > Yosemite NP > Yosemite Valley > Valley N Side > E Yosemite Falls Area
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Description

This area offers some fine climbing on beautiful rock, only climbable during low water.
"Guiding Light", "Lightweight Guides", "Powerslave", and "Ten Years After" are a few good climbs in the area.Occational rockfall does exist.

Getting There

From the left side of the bridge, continue through the boulders on the left of Yosemite Creek.

Routes from Left to Right

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Ranger Crack on a hot July afternoon.
[Hide Photo] Ranger Crack on a hot July afternoon.
Nat Kane on Ten Years After on October 22, 2017
[Hide Photo] Nat Kane on Ten Years After on October 22, 2017
Josh entering the crux.
[Hide Photo] Josh entering the crux.
Climbing in the Amphitheatre.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Climbing in the Amphitheatre. Photo by Blitzo.
Lower Yosemite Falls during low water.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Lower Yosemite Falls during low water. Photo by Blitzo.
"Cisco".<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] "Cisco". Photo by Blitzo.
Swim at the base of the falls.
[Hide Photo] Swim at the base of the falls.
"Dagger".<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] "Dagger". Photo by Blitzo.
Lower Yosemite Falls Ampitheatre.Photo By Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Lower Yosemite Falls Ampitheatre.Photo By Blitzo.

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Bryan G
Yosemite
[Hide Comment] On the wall to the left of 10 Years After is an hourglass shaped flake that's about 70ft tall. I noticed a bolted anchor with tat at the top of the right side of it, and thought it looked cool, so decided to climb it. In addition to it being a fairly difficult and scary lead, I also discovered that the bolted anchor is just two extremely rusted 1/4"ers. It can't even be backed up, unless you want to leave a 2" cam in sort of bad rock a couple feet below the anchor. I survived lowering off the bolts, but I wouldn't recommend going up there unless you have a bolt kit. Oct 14, 2012
Chris Blanchard
Anacortes, WA
[Hide Comment] Just around the arete to the right of Super Hands is a beautiful clean corner. It felt in the 10's. I did it and then thought I could look it up in a guide book later, but both SuperTopo and Reid's guide don't have anything. The anchors are up and to the right but I just TR'd it off of Super Hands anchors - the swing is minimal until you get up higher.

Anyone know the name or grade of this beautiful corner!? Dec 1, 2013