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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 - Mt Lassen, Eagle Peak . Click for details.
Mt Lassen, Eagle Peak
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Summit on Talon Direct V5.
Photo:Chris Summit Collection
Volcanic Granite
25
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Mt Lassen, Devastated Area . Click for details.
Mt Lassen, Devastated Area
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Travis Klawin on his classic Mushroom V7!
Photo:Chris Summit
Volcanic Granite
25
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8+
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 - Sugarloaf Ridge State Park . Click for details.
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Val and Holly Hike Canyon Trail.
Photo:Chris Summit
Volcanic and Schist
50
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7
3 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Clear Lake (Black Forest) . Click for details.
Clear Lake (Black Forest)
Northern California Bouldering, USA

Andrew Zaslove does The Black Forest Arete.
Photo:Chris Summit
Volcanic
40
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Big Chief . Click for details.
Big Chief
Northern California Bouldering, USA


Photo:
Volcanic
25
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10+
5 Star Rating
Pigeon Boulders
Northern California Bouldering, USA


Photo:
Volcanic
5
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4
5 Star Rating
North Lassen
Northern California Bouldering, USA


Photo:
Volcanic
10
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6
5 Star Rating
Northern California Bouldering, USA - Lava Tubes . Click for details.
Lava Tubes
Northern California Bouldering, USA


Photo:
Volcanic
10
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6
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
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 - Squaw Rock . Click for details.
Squaw Rock
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Marcos Nunez high over the Russian River on Cracker (V0R/X).
Photo:Chris Summit
Volcanic
15
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6
2 Star Rating
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA - Mossy Rock . Click for details.
Mossy Rock
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Professor Floyd on Mossy Rock.
Photo:Chris Summit
Volcanic
15
v0, v1, v2, v3, v4, v5
2 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 - Stinson Beach . Click for details.
Stinson Beach
Bay Area Bouldering, California, USA

Charlie Barrett clings onto Manitou (V11).
Photo:Chris Summit
Serpentine and Greywacke
25
v1, v2, v3, v4, v5, v6, v7, v8, v9, v10+
3 Star Rating
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