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Ribbon Falls Ampitheater Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,327'
Location: 37.73458, -119.64808 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: stevecurtis on Mar 30, 2008
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Long, beautiful corner of pitch 3. 5.10c.

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Take the right turn past the meadows, and drive by the "wood cutting" area. Follow this road several hundred yards until the last hard left turn. Park at the turn.

The trail is very indistinct at this point. Head generally upward and toward ribbon creek. As ribbon creek is approached, cairns will be encountered. Starting perhaps 500ft higher than your car, the trail follows the ridge on the left side of the creek. Follow this to a point several hundred yards below the falls, then drop down and bush wack through the brush surrounding the creek. The best path through is fairly clear, and at nearly the same elevation as "Gates of Delirium". "Gates of Delirium follows the last major right facing dihedral before the ribbon falls amphitheater proper. Bolts can be seen from the base. Ribbon Candy begins at a dirt filled hand crack several hundred yards down stream.

Gates of Delirium is excellent. Mainly straight forward climbing with one nasty OW, and one section of gardening. Ribbon Candy is excellent full on Yosemite Funk.

Getting There 

see above

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Ribbon Falls Ampitheater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ribbon Falls Ampitheater:
Gates of Delirium    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Gates of Delirium follows the sunlit dihedral that...

Gates of Delirium 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Ribbon Falls Ampitheater
"Gates" follows a compelling natural line on West Face of the Ribbon Falls Amphitheater. The left wall of the Gates dihedral, when illuminated by the sun, juts out like a glowing blade, begging to be climbed. It is amazing that this obvious line waited so many years before an ascent.The first ten pitches follow continuous cracks and corners on very high quality granite. All the belay stations are fixed chains, making this part of the climb feel less committing than many similar size Valley route...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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