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Yosemite Falls Area  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Take the Lower Yosemite Falls Trail to access The lower areas.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

36 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',9],['5.9',5],['5.10',14],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['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 Yosemite Falls Area:
Sunnyside Bench Regular Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Sunnyside Bench
Munginella   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad   Five Open Books
Lost Arrow Tip   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C2+     Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 250'   Lost Arrow Spire
The Caverns   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Five Open Books
Try Again Ledge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Five Open Books
Super Hands   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Selaginella   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 560'   Five Open Books
Lost Arrow Spire Direct   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2     Trad, Aid, 16 pitches   Lost Arrow Spire
Jamcrack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches   Sunnyside Bench
Lemon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Sunnyside Bench
Commitment   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   Five Open Books
Guiding Light   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
The Surprise   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Five Open Books
Lightweight Guides   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Werner's Ant Trees   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Five Open Books
Bummer   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Sunnyside Bench
Blackout   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 135'   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Lazy Bum   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   Sunnyside Bench
Ten Years After   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
Dagger   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Lower Falls Amphitheatre
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Featured Route For Yosemite Falls Area
Looking up the Spire

Lost Arrow Spire Direct 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Lost Arrow Spire
"With an easier approach than Half Dome, plenty of easy to moderate climbing and plush bivy ledges, Lost Arrow Direct is an excellent introductory wall. Nearby Yosemite Falls is stunning. The climbing is neither too steep nor too serious. This route is more involved and therefore harder than the South Face of Washington Column or Skull Queen but easier than The Prow."-SupertopoThe Supertopo beta has all that you should need. You can fill up water when the falls are pumping on the approach as you...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Yosemite Falls Area Slideshow Add Photo
On the Trail to Sunnyside Bench 1975.
On the Trail to Sunnyside Bench 1975.
Indica Point and Yosemite Falls. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Indica Point and Yosemite Falls.
Photo by Blitzo.
On this cold winter morning, the first rays of sun melted the ice and Yosemite Falls resumed flowing, after freezing solid in the night.
On this cold winter morning, the first rays of sun...
Just playing around before heading up to the lower falls
Just playing around before heading up to the lower...
Upper Yosemite Falls. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Upper Yosemite Falls.
Photo by Blitzo.
Lower Falls-Posterized. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lower Falls-Posterized.
Photo by Blitzo.
Yosemite Falls Area
Yosemite Falls Area

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