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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
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
Royal Arches Area - Royal Arches 5.10b or 5.7 A0 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Royal Arches
5.10b or 5.7 A0, Royal Arches Area

A surprisingly moderate passage on such a large wall.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Royal Arches Area
16
5.10b or 5.7 A0
5 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
Washington Column - Astroman 5.11c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Astroman
5.11c, Washington Column

Astroman takes a brilliant steep and clean line.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Washington Column
11
5.11c
5 Star Rating
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
11
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
5.9
5 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
The Rostrum - North Face 5.11c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
North Face
5.11c, The Rostrum

One of the finest multi-pitch 5.11 climbs anywhere.
Photo:Mark Kroese
The Rostrum
8
5.11c
5 Star Rating
Higher Cathedral - Northeast Buttress 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Northeast Buttress
5.9, Higher Cathedral

Northeast Buttress of Higher Cathedral is one of the best Grade IV climbs in the Valley.
Photo:Greg Barnes
Higher Cathedral
11
5.9
5 Star Rating
Royal Arches Area - Serenity Crack 5.10d - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Serenity Crack
5.10d, Royal Arches Area

Serenity Crack follows elegant line up horrible pin scars.
Photo:Todd Snyder
Royal Arches Area
3
5.10d
5 Star Rating
Church Bowl - Bishop's Terrace 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Bishop's Terrace
5.8, Church Bowl

Church Bowl has on of the easiest approaches in the valley.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Church Bowl
2
5.8
5 Star Rating
North Dome - Crest Jewel 5.10a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Crest Jewel
5.10a, North Dome

Crest Jewel follows a series of unique but hard to see features.
Photo:Chris McNamara
North Dome
10
5.10a
5 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
El Capitan - Moby Dick 5.10a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Moby Dick
5.10a, El Capitan

The base routes are scattered to the left of the SE Buttress.
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
1
5.10a
5 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - Outer Limits 5.10c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Outer Limits
5.10c, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
1
5.10c
5 Star Rating
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