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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 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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Access Issue: Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection March 1- July 15 Details

Description [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Falls Amphitheatre

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
Granny Crack
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 102
Super Hands
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Annie's Arete
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 51
Guiding Light
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 43
Lightweight Guides
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Blackout
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 30
Ten Years After
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
The Podium
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Dagger
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Granny Crack
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Super Hands
 102
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Annie's Arete
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Guiding Light
 51
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Lightweight Guides
 43
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Blackout
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Ten Years After
 30
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The Podium
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Dagger
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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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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