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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.

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First ascent history by Steve Roper
Nearly every route personally climbed by the authors

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


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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
Schultz's Ridge - Second Thoughts 5.10a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Second Thoughts
5.10a, Schultz's Ridge


Photo:Chris McNamara
Schultz's Ridge
1
5.10a
2 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
El Capitan - East Buttress 5.10b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
East Buttress
5.10b, El Capitan

East Buttress with top of The Nose on left.
Photo:Mark Kroese
El Capitan
11
5.10b
3 Star Rating
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
Five Open Books - Selaginella 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Selaginella
5.8, Five Open Books

Selaginella with the variation start on the left.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Five Open Books
4
5.8
3 Star Rating
Royal Arches Area - Super Slide 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Super Slide
5.9, Royal Arches Area


Photo:Chris McNamara
Royal Arches Area
5
5.9
3 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
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
Sunnyside Bench - Jamcrack 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Jamcrack
5.9, Sunnyside Bench

Jamcrack is the line in the right.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Sunnyside Bench
2
5.9
3 Star Rating
Arrowhead Arete - Arrowhead Arete 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Arrowhead Arete
5.8, Arrowhead Arete


Photo:Chris McNamara
Arrowhead Arete
8
5.8
3 Star Rating
Knob Hill - Pot Belly 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Pot Belly
5.8, Knob Hill

Knob Hill is a great introduction to longer Yosemite 5.7 and 5.8 pitches.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Knob Hill
1
5.8
3 Star Rating
El Capitan - Little John, Right Side 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Little John, Right Side
5.8, El Capitan

The base routes are scattered to the left of the SE Buttress.
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
3
5.8
3 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - Meat Grinder 5.10c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Meat Grinder
5.10c, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
3
5.10c
3 Star Rating
Swan Slab - Grant's Crack 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Grant's Crack
5.9, Swan Slab

Swan Slab offers the highest concentration of short, moderate routes in Yosemite.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Swan Slab
1
5.9
3 Star Rating
Pat and Jack Pinnacle - Sherrie's Crack 5.10c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Sherrie's Crack
5.10c, Pat and Jack Pinnacle

A great finger and hand crack.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Pat and Jack Pinnacle
1
5.10c
3 Star Rating
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