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Ribbon Falls Area

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Ribbon Falls Area 


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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 18, 2006
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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


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=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
P4 belay ledge, great bivy for 1.

Gold Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C2-3 PG13  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Gold Wall
The Classic Layton Kor route, that splits the wall right up the middle. Thuggish climbing down low, leads to interesting aid as the original route moves up and right to TRON ledge. A very sporty pitch off of the ledge leads to the Belly crawl feature (one of a kind!)The route continues up stout hand cracks and can be rappelled up to P 9 as of 2012...[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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