Type: Trad, 70 ft
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Shared By: caughtinside on Jan 31, 2007
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details


Stellar crack that is perfect hands nearly the entire way up, before narrowing to fingers. Plentiful face holds, and excellent feet. ASCA 2 bolt anchor.

I understand these amplitheater climbs are not in the current version of the guide because the park service is trying to keep climbing a little lower profile right next to the falls, their biggest attraction?


In the falls amplitheater, on the east facing wall. Obvious handcrack with 2 bolt anchor, 40' south of lightweight guides.


gear to 2"


Been living in Yosemite for a while. This climb goes by the name Ranger Crack. Oct 21, 2010
Bryan G
Bryan G   Yosemite
The arete just to the right is a fun toprope somewhere in the 5.10+/5.11- range... Feb 12, 2012
Salamanizer suchoski
Janesville Ca.
Salamanizer suchoski   Janesville Ca.  
Dave, the name of this route is Ranger Crack. Please change it. SSSSuper hands sounds way too metro ;) Sep 9, 2013
Osprey Overhang   ...
Dave, keep it listed as Super Hands. Ranger Crack makes it sound like it should be at the Manure Pile. Sep 9, 2013
Fort Collins, Colorado
darkmeat   Fort Collins, Colorado
Ranger Crack:) Nov 20, 2014
Tianyu Yao
San Diego
Tianyu Yao   San Diego
SSSSuuppperrr handdssss! Bring bug spray! And a photographer! Jul 9, 2018
Bryan Kay
Chinese Camp, CA
Bryan Kay   Chinese Camp, CA
The ACTUAL name of this route is the 1st pitch of a route called Fawlty Towers. The bolts are an abomination. Oct 9, 2018
kevin deweese
Oakland, Ca
kevin deweese   Oakland, Ca
Looking at the "Information on obscure Yosemite Valley Climbs" pdf on st indicates that the pitch was originally names Moonbow. "Dagger Yosemite Falls 1985 Walt Shipley Russ Walling
MR.197, Dagger is a direct version of the first pitch of Moonbow on M.105;
Moonbow is renamed to Fawlty Towers in MR, and its first pitch is the crack
just left of the corner."
supertopo.com/climbing/thre… Oct 11, 2018