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Yosemite Sport Climbs and Top Ropes
Authors: Chris McNamara and Chris Van Leuven
Routes:  200 (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty: 5.1-5.12a
Pages: 120 pages
Edition: 1st Edition, July 2010


Yosemite Sport Climbs and Top Ropes includes over 200 of the best top ropes and bolted sport climbs in Yosemite Valley. The climbs range from 30-foot top ropes next to the road to awesome multi-pitch sport climbs and everything in between. Each of the 25 areas covered in this book gets color photos, color topos and detailed approach information with GPS coordinates. This book covers every ability level from from 5.1 for the first timers to many 5.11 and 5.12 routes for more experienced Valley climbers. Included are shady north-facing areas to escape the summer heat and sunny lower-elevation spots that offer perfect conditions all winter long. As in all SuperTopo books, the authors have documented each route 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 (6.7MB) or View the Table of Contents Only (300KB)

Reviewers and Yosemite Climbing Experts praise:
  “SuperTopo guidebooks have widely become known for quality topos, detailed route descriptions and excellent information that will get you to and from the climb with ease. Yosemite Sport Climbs and Top Ropes continues in that vain with clear photos, detailed topos and  amusing historical perspectives on climbing in one of the most storied areas in the world.”
- Mike Schneiter, Splitter Choss

  “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


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Partial List of Included Climbs
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Route Name Formation Review
Middle Cathedral - East Buttress 5.10c or 5.9 A0 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
East Buttress
5.10c or 5.9 A0, Middle Cathedral

East Buttress is one of the 50 Classic Climbs of North America
Photo:Chris McNamara
Middle Cathedral
5.10c or 5.9 A0
5 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 Star Rating
Middle Cathedral - Direct North Buttress 5.11 or 5.10 A0 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Direct North Buttress
5.11 or 5.10 A0, Middle Cathedral

DNB follows a direct and intimidating line up the North Buttress.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Middle Cathedral
5.11 or 5.10 A0
4 Star Rating
Middle Cathedral - Kor-Beck 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
5.9, Middle Cathedral

Photo:Chris McNamara
Middle Cathedral
3 Star Rating

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