Yosemite Valley Free Climbs

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Author McNamara, Barnes, Roper, Snyder
Published SuperTopo (2003)
ISBN 0967239141


Yosemite Valley Free Climbs includes over 230 of the best routes in Yosemite Valley from 16-pitch trad climbs to one-pitch sport routes. While many hard Yosemite testpieces are included, this book focuses on topropes, crags, and multi-pitch climbs in the 5.4-5.9 range. Includes formerly obscure climbs to provide more options for avoiding crowds. As in all SuperTopo books, the authors personally climbed and documented each climb with meticulous care to create the most detailed and accurate topos ever published. [Steve Whaley]

Crags covered by this Guide

CA Yosemite and Tuolumne crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Above the cookie - Yosemite10GraniteSW
Arch Rock30GraniteSE
Arrowhead Arete1GraniteS
Camp 4 Wall5GraniteSE
Church Bowl15GraniteS
Cookie Cliff60GraniteSE
El Capitan - Base Routes31GraniteS
El Capitan - Southeast Face23GraniteSE
El Capitan - Southwest Face100GraniteSW
El Capitan Base0UNKNOWN?
Five and Dime Cliff14GraniteSE
Five Open Books32GraniteSE
Generator Station4GraniteNE
Glacier Point Apron30Granite?
Half Dome Southwest Face1GraniteSW
Higher Cathedral Rock4GraniteE
Higher Cathedral Spire4GraniteW
Highway Star3GraniteS
Knob Hill14GraniteSW
Lower Cathedral Rock40GraniteN
Lower Cathedral Spire2GraniteNE
Manure Pile Buttress10GraniteS
Middle Cathedral Rock20GraniteNE
New Diversions Cliff5GraniteS
North Dome3GraniteS
Pat and Jack Pinnacle21GraniteSE
Reed's Pinnacle Area12GraniteS
Royal Arches Area25GraniteS
Schultz's Ridge20GraniteSE
Sentinel Rock3GraniteNW
Swan Slab26GraniteSE
The Rostrum20GraniteN
This and That Cliff28Granite?
Washington Column10GraniteSE
Yosemite Falls9GraniteSE
Total climbs635