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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
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
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - Kirkwood . Click for details.
Kirkwood
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA

Kevin Swift on the Birthday Boulder.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
0
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
5 Star Rating
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - The Saddle . Click for details.
The Saddle
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA


Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
40
v0, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
5 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Salt Point . Click for details.
Salt Point
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Marcos Nunez gets high over the surf.
Photo:Chris Summit
Sandstone
30
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
5 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Fort Ross . Click for details.
Fort Ross
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Richie Esquibel “Living a Dream” (V6).
Photo:Chris Summit
Sandstone
25
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10
5 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
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
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Columbia College . Click for details.
Columbia College
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Charlie Barrett does the mega-classic Triple Cracks V7!
Photo:Chris Summit
Limestone
35
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Columbia State Park . Click for details.
Columbia State Park
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Ryan Smith flashes Ghost Town Arete - sit start V3.
Photo:Chris Summit
Limestone
10
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Pump Rock . Click for details.
Pump Rock
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Ken Desjardines on The Pump - sit start V4.
Photo:Chris Summit
Granite
15
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Donnell Vista . Click for details.
Donnell Vista
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Ken Desjardines flashes Vista Flake V0R!
Photo:Chris Summit
Granite
10
v0, v1, v2
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Chipmunk Flat . Click for details.
Chipmunk Flat
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Andrew Zaslove in Boot Camp V5.
Photo:Chris Summit
Granite
15
v0, v1, v2, v4, v5, v8
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Sonora Pass . Click for details.
Sonora Pass
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Andrew Zaslove does Crunch Crack V1.
Photo:Chris Summit
Granite
15
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - 395 Boulder-East Side . Click for details.
395 Boulder-East Side
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Undercling jump start V4!
Photo:Chris Summit Collection
Granite
10
v0, v1, v2, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Switchback Boulders . Click for details.
Switchback Boulders
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Ken Desjardines does Stripes V1!
Photo:Chris Summit
Granite
20
v0, v1, v2, v3, v5
5 Star Rating
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