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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

 

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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
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
Manure Pile Buttress - After Seven 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
After Seven
5.8, Manure Pile Buttress

After Seven is the starting variation on the right.
Photo:Todd Snyder
Manure Pile Buttress
6
5.8
4 Star Rating
Lower Cathedral Spire - South by Southwest 5.11a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
South by Southwest
5.11a, Lower Cathedral Spire

View from near the base.
Photo:Randy Spurrier
Lower Cathedral Spire
6
5.11a
4 Star Rating
Manure Pile Buttress - Nutcracker 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Nutcracker
5.8, Manure Pile Buttress

Nutcracker offers six pitches of clean and aesthetic jams.
Photo:Todd Snyder
Manure Pile Buttress
5
5.8
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
5.9
5 Star Rating
Higher Cathedral Spire - Regular Route 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Regular Route
5.9, Higher Cathedral Spire

The route winds up the left skyline to the summit. The traditional start is lower on the left.
Photo:Randy Spurrier
Higher Cathedral Spire
5
5.9
4 Star Rating
Higher Cathedral - Braille Book 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Braille Book
5.8, Higher Cathedral


Photo:Chris McNamara
Higher Cathedral
5
5.8
4 Star Rating
Royal Arches Area - Sons of Yesterday 5.10a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Sons of Yesterday
5.10a, Royal Arches Area

Sons of Yesterday follows five pitches of great 5.10 cracks.
Photo:Todd Snyder
Royal Arches Area
5
5.10a
5 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
Lower Cathedral Spire - Regular Route 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Regular Route
5.9, Lower Cathedral Spire

Climber on the first pitch with the route above.
Photo:Greg Barnes
Lower Cathedral Spire
5
5.9
2 Star Rating
North Dome - Crest Jewel Direct 5.10d - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Crest Jewel Direct
5.10d, North Dome


Photo:Chris McNamara
North Dome
5
5.10d
5 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - The Enigma 5.10a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Enigma
5.10a, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Zander
The Cookie Cliff
5
5.10a
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
Arch Rock - New Dimensions 5.11a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
New Dimensions
5.11a, Arch Rock


Photo:Chris McNamara
Arch Rock
4
5.11a
5 Star Rating
Schultz's Ridge - Moratorium 5.11b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Moratorium
5.11b, Schultz's Ridge

Moritorium is positioned under El Capitan.
Photo:Todd Snyder
Schultz's Ridge
4
5.11b
4 Star Rating
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