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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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Route Name Formation Review
Ten Day's After Washington Column
13
A3 5.8
3 Star Rating
West Face El Capitan
15
5.11c
3 Star Rating
Shortest Straw El Capitan
16
A4 5.7
3 Star Rating
Excalibur El Capitan
28
A3 5.8
3 Star Rating
Son of Heart El Capitan
29
A3+ 5.8
3 Star Rating
Atlantic Ocean Wall El Capitan
25
A4 5.9
3 Star Rating
Flight of the Albatross El Capitan
21
A3 5.8
3 Star Rating
Lunar Eclipse El Capitan
18
A4 5.7
3 Star Rating
Eagles Way El Capitan
19
A3 5.8
3 Star Rating
The Cosmos El Capitan
24
A4 5.7
3 Star Rating
Horse Chute El Capitan
20
A3 5.7
3 Star Rating
South Central Washington Column
12
C2 5.9
3 Star Rating
Lost World/Squeeze Play El Capitan
20
A3 5.7
3 Star Rating
Quantum Mechanic Washington Column
13
5.13a
3 Star Rating
West Buttress El Capitan
20
A3 5.9 or 5.13c
2 Star Rating
Grape Race El Capitan
12
5.9 A2 or C3
2 Star Rating
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