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Lehamite Falls/Indian Canyon

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Lehamite Falls/Indian Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 37.75902, -119.58155 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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Lehamite Falls is a good hike up Indian Canyon and can be seasonally seen on the right wall. This canyon historically was the exit from the valley by indigenous peoples when heading to the high country north and east. It is home to some obscure classics on either side that are well worth a visit with a classic Yose adventure hike. Being due West facing they can be very good mid-summer shaded routes with an early start.

Getting There 

Lehamite Creek can be picked up to the West of the Church Bowl and is parralleled on the East side for the approach. Midway, the creek goes under a huge boulder field and the right wall becomes steep. Ladders are bolted onto the right wall to help maintain a telephone cable laid in the canyon (I think its telephone anyways). Climb these ladders to get easily above the choke point and follow the base of the cliff to the first routes (Knuckle Buster and The Wand). Maps and Legends and Police State are to the left of the falls, just above the creek.

Climbing Season

For the Yosemite Valley area.

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Lehamite Falls/Indian Canyon

The Wand 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a PG13  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Lehamite Falls/Indian Canyo...
Climb the first pitch of Knuckle Buster. From the belay a puckering no pro dike runs to the right and to the amazing crack of The Wand. The route only climbs from this dike through a steep bit of splitter off-fingers to an anchor (double rope rappel to ground) with much of the amazing thin crack below. The lower crack has an extremely thin start that has not gone to my knowledge and is one of the most beautiful cracks in the Park....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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