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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
The Cookie Cliff - Butterballs 5.11c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Butterballs
5.11c, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - Butterfingers 5.11a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Butterfingers
5.11a, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
1
5.11a
4 Star Rating
Manure Pile Buttress - C.S. Concerto 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
C.S. Concerto
5.8, Manure Pile Buttress


Photo:Todd Snyder
Manure Pile Buttress
3
5.8
3 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - Catchy 5.10d - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Catchy
5.10d, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
1
5.10d
3 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - Catchy Corner 5.11a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Catchy Corner
5.11a, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
1
5.11a
3 Star Rating
Schultz's Ridge - Caught at the Lip 5.11a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Caught at the Lip
5.11a, Schultz's Ridge


Photo:Chris McNamara
Schultz's Ridge
1
5.11a
3 Star Rating
Reed's Pinnacle - Center Route (pitch 1) 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Center Route (pitch 1)
5.7, Reed's Pinnacle

The initial 5.6 steep knobs.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Reed's Pinnacle
1
5.7
2 Star Rating
Middle Cathedral - Central Pillar of Frenzy 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Central Pillar of Frenzy
5.9, Middle Cathedral

Central Pillar is considered one of the best climbs on Middle Cathedral.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Middle Cathedral
5
5.9
5 Star Rating
New Diversions Cliff - Chicken Pie 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Chicken Pie
5.9, New Diversions Cliff


Photo:Chris McNamara
New Diversions Cliff
1
5.9
4 Star Rating
Glacier Point Apron - Chouinard Crack 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Chouinard Crack
5.8, Glacier Point Apron


Photo:Chris McNamara
Glacier Point Apron
1
5.8
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
Church Bowl - Church Bowl Lieback 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Church Bowl Lieback
5.8, Church Bowl

Church Bowl has on of the easiest approaches in the valley.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Church Bowl
1
5.8
3 Star Rating
Church Bowl - Church Bowl Tree 5.10b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Church Bowl Tree
5.10b, Church Bowl

Church Bowl has on of the easiest approaches in the valley.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Church Bowl
1
5.10b
3 Star Rating
Claude's Delight Swan Slab
1
5.7
3 Star Rating
Five Open Books - Commitment 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Commitment
5.9, Five Open Books

Commitment takes the cleanest cracks of the Five Open Books.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Five Open Books
3
5.9
4 Star Rating
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