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Yosemite Valley, rock-climbing paradise  
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Yosemite's Best Free Climbing Routes
When rock climbers die, they can only hope that they end up in a place as perfect as Yosemite Valley. The weather is great, cracks flawless and beauty unsurpassed. As a general rule of thumb, Yosemite climbs tend to be steep, smooth, and sustained. Below you will find our list of the 100 finest single and multi-pitch climbs in Yosemite Valley. Use the below chart to see which routes are available on the SuperTopo web site or use this chart to compose your dream tick-list of Yosemite classics.

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Generator Station - Generator Crack 5.10c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Generator Crack
5.10c, Generator Station


Photo:Chris McNamara
Generator Station
1
5.10c
4 Star Rating
El Capitan - Pacific Ocean Wall Base 5.11b or C1 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Pacific Ocean Wall Base
5.11b or C1, El Capitan

Pitch 1 of Pacific Ocean Wall.
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
1
5.11b or C1
2 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
El Capitan - Pine Line 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Pine Line
5.7, El Capitan

The base routes are scattered to the left of the SE Buttress.
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
1
5.7
3 Star Rating
El Capitan - The Footstool, Right 5.4 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Footstool, Right
5.4, El Capitan


Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
1
5.4
2 Star Rating
Church Bowl - Aunt Fanny's Pantry 5.4 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Aunt Fanny's Pantry
5.4, Church Bowl

Church Bowl has on of the easiest approaches in the valley.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Church Bowl
1
5.4
1 Star Rating
El Capitan - North America Wall Base 5.11 or C2 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
North America Wall Base
5.11 or C2, El Capitan

Pitch 1 of the NA Wall.
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
1
5.11 or C2
2 Star Rating
Swan Slab - Oak Tree Flake 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Oak Tree Flake
5.6, Swan Slab

Swan Slab offers the highest concentration of short, moderate routes in Yosemite.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Swan Slab
1
5.6
3 Star Rating
Reed's Pinnacle - Lunatic Fringe 5.10c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Lunatic Fringe
5.10c, Reed's Pinnacle


Photo:Chris McNamara
Reed's Pinnacle
1
5.10c
5 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - The Enema 5.11b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Enema
5.11b, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
1
5.11b
5 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - Crack-a-go-go 5.11c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Crack-a-go-go
5.11c, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
1
5.11c
4 Star Rating
Arch Rock - Midterm 5.10b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Midterm
5.10b, Arch Rock


Photo:Chris McNamara
Arch Rock
1
5.10b
5 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - Cookie Monster 5.12a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Cookie Monster
5.12a, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
1
5.12a
4 Star Rating
Knob Hill - Pot Belly 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Pot Belly
5.8, Knob Hill

Knob Hill is a great introduction to longer Yosemite 5.7 and 5.8 pitches.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Knob Hill
1
5.8
3 Star Rating
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