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I was just in Yosemite this week and heading back again tomorrow. Yosemite Falls is completely dry. I'm wondering if there are any 'secret' routes that are only possible to climb when the waterfall dries up.

Maybe this happens so infrequently that no one has tried? Is it possible there are some good first ascents right there hiding behind a waterfall?
david ladowitz
Joined Jun 20, 2011
2 points
Sep 28, 2012
me at eldo
maybe you should just go find out Addison
From Boulder, CO
Joined Sep 20, 2010
45 points
Sep 28, 2012
now is a good time if there are routes up there. tis as dry as a bone. paddyrock
Joined Jun 25, 2008
51 points
Sep 28, 2012
Of course there are routes. The question is, are there routes within your FA ability? Stephan Doyle
Joined Jan 5, 2012
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Sep 28, 2012
These routes are not in my guidebooks and are too wet in the spring:

mountainproject.com/v/lower-fa...
FrankPS
From Atascadero, CA
Joined Nov 19, 2009
130 points
Sep 28, 2012
Me on a mixed route Crisco and I did in Rock Canyo...
Yes. The old Don Reid Yosemite big walls guidebook has some. Tristan Higbee
From Cambodia
Joined Mar 9, 2008
3,128 points
Sep 29, 2012
Red Zinger - Red Rocks
Not really that secret... Some good routes on unique rock. Check that MP link that FrankPS posted. Mostly 5.10's. I think that they are in the Reid guide. tallmark515
From San Francisco
Joined Sep 24, 2007
255 points
Sep 29, 2012
Grande Grotto
See Clint's guide for route list

Yosemite Route List
mattm
From TX
Joined Jun 2, 2006
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Oct 2, 2012
Puffy jackets and Happy Boulders
Via Sin Agua is sort of famous. Pretty sure it's in the Reid Big Walls book. Can you imagine going up there with a clear forecast and then having some afternoon thunderclouds move in on you? Or if it just started raining miles away in White Wolf or something. You'd drown in your harness. Bryan G
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