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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 3.5 miles from here

16 Total Routes

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

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
Laughing at the Void   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A2     Aid, 6 pitches, 1000'   Gold Wall
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, 1 pitch, 100'   Little Wing Area
Gates of Delirium    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   Ribbon Falls Ampitheater
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Featured Route For Ribbon Falls Area
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The Hourglass, Right 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Hourglass
The right side of the Hourglass features 3 quality pitches and spectacular views of the West Face of El Cap. Except for a 20 ft section of burly offwidth, most of the climb is pretty moderate and features lots of fun hand-jamming and mellow chimney climbing.Pitch 1: Start in a clearing amidst a bunch of manzanitas. Do a boulder problem up the face to reach some ledges and then climb the right facing corner. There are a couple 5.9 bulges that are a bit awkward but mostly secure thanks to good han...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Ribbon Falls area from El Cap Meadow. Photo by Bli...
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