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Yosemite Valley Free Climbs
Authors: McNamara, Barnes, Roper, Snyder
Routes:  230 (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty: 5.4-5.12a
Pages: 209 pages
Edition: 1st Edition, April 2003

 


Yosemite Valley Free Climbs includes over 230 of the best routes in Yosemite Valley from 16-pitch trad climbs to one-pitch sport routes. While many hard Yosemite testpieces are included, this book focuses on topropes, crags, and multi-pitch climbs in the 5.4-5.9 range. Includes formerly obscure climbs to provide more options for avoiding crowds. As in all SuperTopo books, the authors personally climbed and documented each climb with meticulous care to create the most detailed and accurate topos ever published.

Features available in both Print Books and eBooks:  
Most accurate & detailed topos ever!
First ascent history by Steve Roper
Nearly every route personally climbed by the authors

Itineraries for getting the most of your trip
Detailed approach and descent beta
Strategy and retreat beta

 

      View the Table of Contents and Introduction (407K)

Reviewers and Yosemite Climbing Experts praise:
  Yosemite Valley Free Climbs is the definitive topo guide to the world’s greatest rock routes. Packed full of useful tips from climbers in the know and with clear and accurate topos, it is the free climber’s Rand McNally to the vertical world.”
- Duane Raleigh, Rock & Ice Magazine

  “SuperTopo offers a clear and concise format and sets the stage for your own adventure with history to each route.”
- Conrad Anker, World Renowned Climber and Mountaineer

  Yosemite Valley Free Climbs brings back the joy and opportunity for exploratory Valley climbing adventure like that which was enjoyed using Roper’s old red and green guides—namely, finding our way to the top of Yosemite’s great formations via the natural and classic lines of our pioneer predecessors.”
– Tom Frost, Yosemite Climbing Legend

  SuperTopo has done it again! Fabulous drawings and pictures keep you from hunting to find the climbs. Now you can be a ‘Valley Virgin’ and still get in a ton of climbing.”
– Hans Florine, World Speed Climbing record holder for El Capitan’s The Nose route

Check out a review of Yosemite Valley Free Climbs at Camp 4.

 

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Complete List of Included Climbs
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Route Name Formation Review
Sunnyside Bench - Regular Route 5.4 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Regular Route
5.4, Sunnyside Bench


Photo:Chris McNamara
Sunnyside Bench
3
5.4
3 Star Rating
El Capitan - The Footstool, Right 5.4 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Footstool, Right
5.4, El Capitan


Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
1
5.4
2 Star Rating
Church Bowl - Aunt Fanny's Pantry 5.4 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Aunt Fanny's Pantry
5.4, Church Bowl

Church Bowl has on of the easiest approaches in the valley.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Church Bowl
1
5.4
1 Star Rating
Glacier Point Apron - Monday Morning Slab, Right 5.4 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Monday Morning Slab, Right
5.4, Glacier Point Apron


Photo:Chris McNamara
Glacier Point Apron
2
5.4
1 Star Rating
Five Open Books - Munginella 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Munginella
5.6, Five Open Books

Munginella is the left most of the Five Open Books.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Five Open Books
3
5.6
3 Star Rating
Glacier Point Apron - The Grack, Center 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Grack, Center
5.6, Glacier Point Apron


Photo:Chris McNamara
Glacier Point Apron
3
5.6
5 Star Rating
Swan Slab - Oak Tree Flake 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Oak Tree Flake
5.6, Swan Slab

Swan Slab offers the highest concentration of short, moderate routes in Yosemite.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Swan Slab
1
5.6
3 Star Rating
Church Bowl - Church Bowl Chimney 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Church Bowl Chimney
5.6, Church Bowl

Church Bowl has on of the easiest approaches in the valley.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Church Bowl
1
5.6
2 Star Rating
Swan Slab - Hanging Flake 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Hanging Flake
5.6, Swan Slab


Photo:Chris McNamara
Swan Slab
1
5.6
2 Star Rating
Glacier Point Apron - The Goblet, Right, Center, Left 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Goblet, Right, Center, Left
5.6, Glacier Point Apron


Photo:Chris McNamara
Glacier Point Apron
1
5.6
2 Star Rating
Half Dome - Snake Dike 5.7 R - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Snake Dike
5.7 R, Half Dome

Snake Dike follows an amazing feature to one of the most incredible summits in Yosemite.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Half Dome
8
5.7 R
5 Star Rating
Manure Pile Buttress - After Six 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
After Six
5.7, Manure Pile Buttress

After Six is the left start.
Photo:Todd Snyder
Manure Pile Buttress
6
5.7
4 Star Rating
North Dome - South Face 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
South Face
5.7, North Dome

The South Face stays in the corner
Photo:Chris McNamara
North Dome
8
5.7
4 Star Rating
El Capitan - Pine Line 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Pine Line
5.7, El Capitan

The base routes are scattered to the left of the SE Buttress.
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
1
5.7
3 Star Rating
Knob Hill - Sloth Wall 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Sloth Wall
5.7, Knob Hill

Knob Hill is a great introduction to longer Yosemite 5.7 and 5.8 pitches.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Knob Hill
1
5.7
4 Star Rating
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