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Ribbon Falls Area  


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BETA PHOTO: Ribbon Falls.
Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

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.

Getting There 

From the Old Big Oak Flat Road, find your way through the forest to the falls.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',8],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ribbon Falls Area:
He Can't Shout, Don't Hear You   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   Little Wing Area
The Silent Line   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1     Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 1000'   Gold Wall
Little Wing   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad   Little Wing Area
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Featured Route For Ribbon Falls Area
Gates of Delirium follows the sunlit dihedral that borders the shadow line.

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. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ribbon Falls area from El Cap Meadow.
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