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Routes in Lower Falls Amphitheatre

Annie's Arete T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bear Huggy Arete S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Blackout T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Dagger T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dark Star T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Granny Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Guiding Light T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lightweight Guides T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Nanbeeb T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Podium, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Powerslave T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Super Hands (aka Ranger Crack) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ten Years After T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
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Elevation: 4,465 ft
GPS: 37.751, -119.598 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Blitzo on Sep 30, 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

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.

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Bryan G
Yosemite
Bryan G   Yosemite
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
Chris Blanchard   Anacortes, WA
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

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