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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
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
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Super Slab . Click for details.
Super Slab
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Liz Larson climbs The Virgin (V0).
Photo:Chris Summit
Blue Schist
25
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, V8, v9
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
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Ring Mountain . Click for details.
Ring Mountain
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Valentine Cullen on Split Slab (5.6R)
Photo:Chris Summit
Serpentine
25
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
4 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Mount Tamalpais . Click for details.
Mount Tamalpais
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Ken Ariza on his classic testpiece
Photo:Chris Summit
Volcanic
50
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8
4 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Putah Creek (Purgatory) . Click for details.
Putah Creek (Purgatory)
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Sean Brady warms up on Heavy Metal (V0).
Photo:Chris Summit
Basalt
30
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9
4 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Vacaville (Nut Tree Boulders) . Click for details.
Vacaville (Nut Tree Boulders)
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Eric Holt on Gimme My 40 Sucka (V1)
Photo:Chris Summit
Basalt
50
vB, v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v9
4 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
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 - Pie Shop . Click for details.
Pie Shop
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA

Kevin Swift on Razor, V2.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
45
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10
3 Star Rating
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - Momma Cat . Click for details.
Momma Cat
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA

Chris Ewing on a cool V3 face.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
11
v0, v2, v3, v4, v5, v8+
3 Star Rating
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA - North Bliss . Click for details.
North Bliss
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA

Mike Hatchett on The Asteroid.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
42
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7
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 - Rainbow . Click for details.
Rainbow
Lake Tahoe Bouldering, California, USA


Photo:Chris McNamara
Granite
35
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
3 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - River Mouth . Click for details.
River Mouth
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Damon Monjure on Fishhead Traverse
Photo:Logan Fessler
Schist
10
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7
3 Star Rating
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