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Yosemite Big Walls - 3rd Edition
Author: Chris McNamara and Chris Van Leuven
Routes:  64 (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty: C1-A5
Pages: 208 pages
Edition: 3rd edition, May 2011 


New in the 3rd Edition

All routes have updated beta and corrections
Many routes have new first ascent history—much of which is previously unpublished
14 New Routes - there are now 64 of the most classic wall climbs
New gear info for each pitch and linking beta
Updated approach beta with GPS coordinates
Updated strategy and retreat recommendations


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Yosemite Big Walls: 3rd Edition is the most current, detailed, and accurate guide to Yosemite's most classic walls such as El Cap and Half Dome. This 208 page full-color printed guidebook includes unprecedented route detail such as climbing strategy, retreat information, descent topos, pitch lengths, and gear recommendations for each pitch. In addition, Yosemite Big Walls include historical information garnered from interviews with first ascentionists that bring these spectacular big wall climbs to life. Yosemite Big Walls covers the 64 best big wall routes on El Capitan, Half Dome, and Washington Column most of which were personally climbed and documented by authors Chris McNamara and Chris Van Leuven.



      View the Index and Introduction
  test   View a list of new routes since the Second Edition and read the Preface about What's New?
    View Low Impact Climbing in Vertical Wilderness and Taking Care of the Big Stone

Read Our Reviews...

“an indispensable, photo-rich, text-and-topo reference to 77 of the Valley’s big-wall classics.” Read the full review
               — Climbing Magazine

“Having climbed El Cap over 50 times (including a 75 pitch girdle traverse!) Chris has obviously had time to gather a great deal of valuable knowledge about these walls along the way, as well as a deep understanding of the nature of big walling itself.”
               — High Magazine


“This book is the definitive source for Valley wall climbing and I loved reading the first ascent stories - some of which had never been told in writing before.”
               — Amazon customer review

 

Complete list of included routes:
Click on any column header to sort the list: Ascending  Descending
El Capitan Aquarian Wall
20
A3 5.7
El Capitan Atlantic Ocean Wall
25
A4 5.9
El Capitan Aurora
16
A4 5.7
El Capitan Dihedral Wall
26
A3 5.8
Half Dome Direct Northwest Face
23
5.14a or 5.10 C2+
El Capitan Eagles Way
19
A3 5.8
El Capitan East Ledges Descent
4
n/a
El Capitan El Corazon
35
5.13b
El Capitan Excalibur
28
A3 5.8
El Capitan Flight of the Albatross
21
A3 5.8
El Capitan Freerider
35
5.12D
Ribbon Fall Wall Gold Wall
10
C2 5.9
El Capitan Golden Gate
35
5.12D
El Capitan Grape Race
12
5.9 A2 or C3
El Capitan Horse Chute
20
A3 5.7
El Capitan Iron Hawk
26
A4 5.10
Leaning Tower Jesus Built My Hotrod
9
A4 5.7
Lost Arrow Spire Lost Arrow Spire Direct
16
C2 5.8
Lost Arrow Spire Lost Arrow Spire Tip
2
5.12b or 5.7 C2
El Capitan Lost in America
16
A4 5.10
El Capitan Lost World/Squeeze Play
20
A3 5.7
El Capitan Lunar Eclipse
18
A4 5.7
El Capitan Lurking Fear
19
C2F 5.7
El Capitan Magic Mushroom
31
A3 5.7
El Capitan Mescalito
26
A3 5.8
El Capitan Muir Wall
33
A2 5.9
El Capitan Native Son
17
A4 5.9
El Capitan Never Never Land
20
A3 5.7
El Capitan New Dawn
28
A3 5.8
El Capitan North America Wall
27
A2 5.8
El Capitan Pacific Ocean Wall
27
A3 5.9
Washington Column Prow
12
C2F 5.6
Washington Column Quantum Mechanic
13
5.13a
Washington Column Re-animator
11
A3 5.8
Half Dome Regular Northwest Face
23
5.12 or 5.9 C1
El Capitan Reticent Wall
21
A5 5.7
El Capitan Salathe Wall
35
5.13b or 5.9 C2
El Capitan Scorched Earth
15
A4 5.8
El Capitan Sea of Dreams
27
A4 5.9
El Capitan Shortest Straw
16
A4 5.7
Washington Column Skull Queen
13
C2 5.8
El Capitan Son of Heart
29
A3+ 5.8
Washington Column South Central
12
C2 5.9
Washington Column South Face
10
C1 5.8
Mt. Watkins South Face
19
C2 5.8
El Capitan South Seas
24
A4 5.8
Liberty Cap Southwest Face
11
C2 5.8
El Capitan Sunkist
31
A3 5.8
El Capitan Tangerine Trip
18
A2 5.8
Washington Column Ten Day's After
13
A3 5.8
El Capitan The Cosmos
24
A4 5.7
El Capitan The Nose
31
5.14a or 5.9 C2
El Capitan The Secret Passage
19
5.13c
El Capitan The Shield
30
A3 5.8
Half Dome Tis-sa-ack
22
A3 5.9
El Capitan Tribal Rite
29
A4 5.5
El Capitan Triple Direct
30
C2 5.8
El Capitan Wall of Early Morning Light
27
A3 5.8
El Capitan West Buttress
20
A3 5.9 or 5.13c
El Capitan West Face
15
5.11c
Leaning Tower West Face
11
C2F 5.7
Leaning Tower Wet Denim Daydream
10
A3 5.6
El Capitan Wyoming Sheep Ranch
23
A4 5.8
Half Dome Zenith
21
A4 5.8
El Capitan Zenyatta Mondatta
16
A4 5.7
El Capitan Zodiac
16
A2 5.7
         
       
         

 

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