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Northern California Bouldering
Authors Chris Summit
Problems: 1600 (click to see the complete list)
Difficulty:  VB-V13
Pages: 224 pages
Format: Print and eBook (PDF)
Edition: 1st Edition, May 2009

 


Northern California Bouldering highlights 50 of the best bouldering areas from just north of Yosemite all the way up to the Oregon border and west to the Pacific Ocean. With color maps, action photos and supertopo photos as well as detailed descriptions of all the boulder problems it’s easy to use and easy on the eyes. Nearly every type of rock imaginable is included from limestone and sandstone to granite and volcanic tuff. All of the areas included are immersed in a variety of world class scenery from sea level to the alpine environments of the high Sierras. This guide contains new material highlighting new areas, and a selection of the best areas from the other two guides already in use, Bay Area Bouldering and Lake Tahoe Bouldering.

Northern California Bouldering includes new areas near Sonora and Bear Valley in the Central Sierras all the way up north past the best Tahoe areas to Bald Rock and Mt Lassen in the northeastern corner of the state. The order of the book then travels southwest down the Central Valley to the Bay Area’s best, then up north past a few newer inland areas and finishes in the far north on the Pacific Coast at the Arcata areas. Also included in brief detail are 20 Bonus Areas that are less popular or newly developed like Mount Tamalpais and the Sierra Buttes. All combined it makes a grand total of 70 areas with over 1700 problems!

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Bouldering Area Rock Type Ratings Review
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Lost Rocks . Click for details.
Lost Rocks
Northern California Bouldering, USA


Photo:
Mix
420
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10+
5 Star Rating
Sierra Buttes
Northern California Bouldering, USA


Photo:
Volcanic Granite
200
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10
5 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Castle Rock . Click for details.
Castle Rock
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Charlie Barrett on Egg Head Aręte (V8).
Photo:Chris Summit
Sandstone
115
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10
5 Star Rating
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - Old County . Click for details.
Old County
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA


Photo:Chris McNamara
Volcanic
104
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7
4 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Loon Lake (The Loonies) . Click for details.
Loon Lake (The Loonies)
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Warming up on Jug Haul.
Photo:
Granite
100
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10+
5 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Berkeley . Click for details.
Berkeley
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Scott Frye on his classic Scott’s Aręte (V5).
Photo:Chris Summit
Rhyolite
80
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10+
4 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Mickeys Beach . Click for details.
Mickeys Beach
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Sean Brady on Problem # 1 (V4).
Photo:Chris Summit
Serpentine and Greywacke
65
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10+
4 Star Rating
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - Middle Bliss . Click for details.
Middle Bliss
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA

Chris McNamara on problem 37.
Photo:Eric Volz
Granite
57
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v8+
4 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Goat Rock . Click for details.
Goat Rock
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Angie Corwin on Pelican Aręte (V0R)
Photo:Chris Summit
Blue and Green Schist
55
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Dos Rios . Click for details.
Dos Rios
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Sean Brady does the Bomb Ass Dookie.
Photo:Chris Summit
Mix
55
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
5 Star Rating
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - Lovers Leap . Click for details.
Lovers Leap
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA

Mark Nicholas on Monks Traverse (V4)
Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
55
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
4 Star Rating
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - The Secrets . Click for details.
The Secrets
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA

Clair Nicholas on Gr...
Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
55
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
3 Star Rating
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - Grouse Slabs . Click for details.
Grouse Slabs
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA

Kevin Swift on a V2 aręte.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
55
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7
3 Star Rating
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - The Mystics . Click for details.
The Mystics
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA

Mark Nicholas on Oak Tree in My Way Traverse
Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
51
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
4 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Bear Valley (Hells Kitchen) . Click for details.
Bear Valley (Hells Kitchen)
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Tom Slater on Center Stage.
Photo:Tom Slater Collection
Granite
50
vB, v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v10
5 Star Rating
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