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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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Middle Cathedral - Direct North Buttress 5.11 or 5.10 A0 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Direct North Buttress
5.11 or 5.10 A0, Middle Cathedral

DNB follows a direct and intimidating line up the North Buttress.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Middle Cathedral
19
5.11 or 5.10 A0
4 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
Sentinel Rock - Steck Salathe 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Steck Salathe
5.9, Sentinel Rock

The long and demanding Steck-Salathe.
Photo:Randy Spurrier
Sentinel Rock
16
5.9
4 Star Rating
Southern Belle
5.12d R, Half Dome


Photo:
Half Dome
14
5.12d R
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
El Capitan - East Buttress 5.10b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
East Buttress
5.10b, El Capitan

East Buttress with top of The Nose on left.
Photo:Mark Kroese
El Capitan
11
5.10b
3 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
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
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
Parkline Slab - Flying in the Mountains 5.11a - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Flying in the Mountains
5.11a, Parkline Slab


Photo:Chris Van Leuven
Parkline Slab
10
5.11a
4 Star Rating
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
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
North Dome - South Face 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
South Face
5.7, North Dome

The South Face stays in the corner
Photo:Chris McNamara
North Dome
8
5.7
4 Star Rating
Arrowhead Arete - Arrowhead Arete 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Arrowhead Arete
5.8, Arrowhead Arete


Photo:Chris McNamara
Arrowhead Arete
8
5.8
3 Star Rating
Arrowhead Arete - Arrowhead Spire 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Arrowhead Spire
5.8, Arrowhead Arete


Photo:Chris McNamara
Arrowhead Arete
8
5.8
3 Star Rating
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