Ribbon Falls Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Ribbon Falls. Photo by Blitzo.
Free falling 1,612' to the valley floor, Ribbon Falls is the highest, continuous waterfall in Yosemite and third highest of Yosemite's waterfalls. It ranks 18th highest in the world.
Ribbon Falls Amphitheatre is a spectacular place offering great climbing and an awesome view of the West Face of El Capitan.
Climbs here range from short to big walls.
Other, shorter crags are found near the area.
From the Old Big Oak Flat Road, find your way through the forest to the falls.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Ribbon Falls Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ribbon Falls Area:
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Gates of Delirium 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a CA
: 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 CA
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Ribbon Falls area from El Cap Meadow. Photo by Bli...