Elevation: 4,047 ft
GPS: 37.726, -119.643 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 50,387 total · 283/month
Shared By: Blitzo on Oct 18, 2006
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Latest updates on Covid and falcon closures. Details

Description

Free falling 1,612' to the valley floor, Ribbon Falls is the highest continuous waterfall in Yosemite, and third highest of Yosemite's waterfalls. It ranks 18th highest in the world.

Ribbon Falls Amphitheater is a spectacular place offering great climbing and an awesome view of the West Face of El Capitan.

Climbs here range from short to big walls.

Other, shorter crags are found near the area.

2. Audubon Buttress is included here because it shares the same parking area as the Ribbon Falls crags.

Getting There

From the Old Big Oak Flat Road, find your way through the forest to the falls.

22 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: A. Ribbon Falls Area Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Ribbon Falls Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
He Can't Shout, Don't Hear You
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3+
 7
Laughing at the Void
Aid 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
The Riddler
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C2-3 PG13
 3
Gold Wall
Aid
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Leisure Time
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1
 39
The Silent Line
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 9
Honor thy Father
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Wild Turkey
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Little Wing
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Gates of Delirium
Trad 10 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
He Can't Shout, Don't Hear You 4. Little Wing Area
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Laughing at the Void 5. Ribbon Falls Amphi…
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3+ Aid 6 pitches
The Riddler 4. Little Wing Area
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Gold Wall 5. Ribbon Falls Amphi…
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C2-3 PG13 Aid
Leisure Time 4. Little Wing Area
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Silent Line 5. Ribbon Falls Amphi…
 39
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Honor thy Father 4. Little Wing Area
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Wild Turkey 2. Audubon Buttress
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Little Wing 4. Little Wing Area
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Gates of Delirium 5. Ribbon Falls Amphi…
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 10 pitches
More Classic Climbs in Ribbon Falls Area »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos