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Upper Falls Trail & Columbia Point Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,128'
Location: 37.74698, -119.60276 View Map  Incorrect?
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This page is for the various crags and climbs which are to the east of the Camp 4 Wall and are accessed by hiking some or most of the Upper Falls Trail. Stay Free, Galloping Consumption, and Mindahoonee Wall are some of the more famous climbs in this area. This area gets a lot of sun and is quite hot during most of the year. The longish uphill hike keeps most of the climbers away.

  • Note that some of these routes have sensitive access issues. Don Reid omitted many routes in this area from his guidebook for concerns of hiker safety (regarding rockfall), climber trails eroding the landscape, and tattered webbing littering the cliffs. Consider climbing these routes in the winter, when the trail is "closed". You will find the temperatures to be much nicer in the off-season anyways.

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Hike the Upper Falls Trail to your chosen destination.

Climbing Season

For the Yosemite Falls Area area.

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

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Mindahoonee Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Upper Falls Trail & Columbi...
This is a route way up at the top of the falls trail. It's not the most impressive wall west of the falls, but it's a cool little tower of pretty, orange rock. The tower was first climbed by Harding and co and called the Menehune Wall, which are a mthyical Hawaiian people... see supertopo for details by Blitzo. The free route may or may not be a major variation Supertopo Link Expect choss and moss! Definitely different ways ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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