Kurt Smith on the first ascent of "Powerslave...
Yosemite Falls is the seventh highest water fall in the world. The Upper Falls drops 1,430 feet. An intermediate chain of cascades drops another 675 feet. The Lower Falls drops another 320 feet.
On the Upper Falls Wall is the famous Lost Arrow Spire.
Several grade VI routes also exist here.
The Lower Falls Amphitheatre offers quality climbing.
Sunnyside Bench and the Five Open Books are also quite popular.
Take the Lower Yosemite Falls Trail to access The lower areas.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
39 Total Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]
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Lazy Bum 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Sunnyside Bench
Sunnyside bench sports two 5.10 finger cracks, one just to the left of Jamcrack called Lazy Bum (5.10D) and the other just to the left of this called Bummer (5.10C).Both cracks share the same first 20 feet, which is a bouldery 5.10b finger crack / face. Going slightly left from here puts you on Bummer 10C, and going right puts you on Lazy Bum 10D.Both of these climbs are excellent, protect well (micro gear required), and perfect for tuning your thin crack technique. Short and hard....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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On the Trail to Sunnyside Bench 1975.
Indica Point and Yosemite Falls. Photo by Blitzo.
On this cold winter morning, the first rays of sun...
Just playing around before heading up to the lower...
Upper Yosemite Falls. Photo by Blitzo.
Lower Falls-Posterized. Photo by Blitzo.