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Lower Falls Amphitheatre

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This area offers some fine climbing on beautiful rock, only climbable during low water.
"Guiding Light", "Lightweight Guides", "Powerslave", and "Ten Years After" are a few good climbs in the area.Occational rockfall does exist.

Getting There 

From the left side of the bridge, continue through the boulders on the left of Yosemite Creek.

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Falls Amphitheatre:
Super Hands   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Lightweight Guides   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad   
Guiding Light   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad   
Blackout   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 135'   
Ten Years After   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Dagger   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Lower Falls Amphitheatre
The route follows the obvious corner system in the center of the photo. The first part is protected by two bolts.

Dagger 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Dagger is the striking line to the left of Super hands. Climb past two bolts to enter the corner system/ chimney. Thin hands and stemming with an occasional chimney move will get you to a two bolted anchor. The climbing felt very sustained at 5.10+ the entire way. You can rappel with a single sixty meter rope but you’ll have to down climb for about five feet....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Lower Yosemite Falls during low water. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lower Yosemite Falls during low water.
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"Cisco". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
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Lower Yosemite Falls Ampitheatre.Photo By Blitzo.
Lower Yosemite Falls Ampitheatre.Photo By Blitzo.
"Dagger". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
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By Bryan G
From: San Jose
Oct 14, 2012

On the wall to the left of 10 Years After is an hourglass shaped flake that's about 70ft tall. I noticed a bolted anchor with tat at the top of the right side of it, and thought it looked cool, so decided to climb it. In addition to it being a fairly difficult and scary lead, I also discovered that the bolted anchor is just two extremely rusted 1/4"ers. It can't even be backed up, unless you want to leave a 2" cam in sort of bad rock a couple feet below the anchor. I survived lowering off the bolts, but I wouldn't recommend going up there unless you have a bolt kit.

By Chris Blanchard
Dec 1, 2013

Just around the arete to the right of Super Hands is a beautiful clean corner. It felt in the 10's. I did it and then thought I could look it up in a guide book later, but both SuperTopo and Reid's guide don't have anything. The anchors are up and to the right but I just TR'd it off of Super Hands anchors - the swing is minimal until you get up higher.

Anyone know the name or grade of this beautiful corner!?