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  Steve Schneider on the Shield Headwall, El Cap.
 
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Yosemite's Best Big Wall Climbing Routes
Thirty years after the “Golden Age,” Yosemite Valley remains a mecca to big wall climbers. The reason is clear: there is no place on earth with the same combinations of size, rock quality, good weather and accessibility. In short, its damn hard to find a better large rocks to throw yourself at. The 54 climbs listed below are among the most classic in Yosemite.

Topos of all of Yosemite's best big wall climbs are available in our guidebook Yosemite Big Walls: SuperTopos.

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El Capitan - East Ledges Descent n/a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
East Ledges Descent
n/a, El Capitan

East Ledges Descent
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
4
n/a
4 Star Rating
El Capitan - West Face 5.11c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
West Face
5.11c, El Capitan


Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
15
5.11c
3 Star Rating
Half Dome - Regular Northwest Face 5.12 or 5.9 C1 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Regular Northwest Face
5.12 or 5.9 C1, Half Dome

The Regular Northwest Face.
Photo:Mark Kroese
Half Dome
23
5.12 or 5.9 C1
5 Star Rating
Lost Arrow Spire - Lost Arrow Spire Tip 5.12b or 5.7 C2 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Lost Arrow Spire Tip
5.12b or 5.7 C2, Lost Arrow Spire

One of the most spectacular summits in Yosemite.
Photo:Corey Rich
Lost Arrow Spire
2
5.12b or 5.7 C2
5 Star Rating
El Capitan - Freerider 5.12D - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Freerider
5.12D, El Capitan

The Salathé Wall ascends the most natural line up El Cap.
Photo:Mark Kroese
El Capitan
35
5.12D
5 Star Rating
Golden Gate El Capitan
35
5.12D
5 Star Rating
El Capitan - The Secret Passage 5.13c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Secret Passage
5.13c, El Capitan


Photo:Nico Favresse
El Capitan
19
5.13c
4 Star Rating
Quantum Mechanic Washington Column
13
5.13a
3 Star Rating
El Capitan - Salathe Wall 5.13b or 5.9 C2 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Salathe Wall
5.13b or 5.9 C2, El Capitan

The Salathé Wall ascends the most natural line up El Cap.
Photo:Mark Kroese
El Capitan
35
5.13b or 5.9 C2
5 Star Rating
El Corazon
5.13b, El Capitan


Photo:
El Capitan
35
5.13b
5 Star Rating
El Capitan - The Nose 5.14a or 5.9 C2 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Nose
5.14a or 5.9 C2, El Capitan

The Nose—the best rock climb in the world!
Photo:Mark Kroese
El Capitan
31
5.14a or 5.9 C2
5 Star Rating
El Capitan - Grape Race 5.9 A2 or C3 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Grape Race
5.9 A2 or C3, El Capitan

Grape Race
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
12
5.9 A2 or C3
2 Star Rating
El Capitan - Zodiac A2 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Zodiac
A2 5.7, El Capitan

1800' of fantastic climbing.
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
16
A2 5.7
5 Star Rating
El Capitan - Tangerine Trip A2 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Tangerine Trip
A2 5.8, El Capitan

Tangerine Trip is route number 25.
Photo:Galen Rowell
El Capitan
18
A2 5.8
4 Star Rating
El Capitan - Muir Wall A2 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Muir Wall
A2 5.9, El Capitan

The Muir Wall is one of El Cap's greatest natural lines.
Photo:Tom Frost
El Capitan
33
A2 5.9
4 Star Rating
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