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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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Sunnyside Bench - Regular Route 5.4 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Regular Route
5.4, Sunnyside Bench


Photo:Chris McNamara
Sunnyside Bench
3
5.4
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
Glacier Point Apron - Monday Morning Slab, Right 5.4 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Monday Morning Slab, Right
5.4, Glacier Point Apron


Photo:Chris McNamara
Glacier Point Apron
2
5.4
1 Star Rating
Five Open Books - Munginella 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Munginella
5.6, Five Open Books

Munginella is the left most of the Five Open Books.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Five Open Books
3
5.6
3 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
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
Church Bowl - Church Bowl Chimney 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Church Bowl Chimney
5.6, Church Bowl

Church Bowl has on of the easiest approaches in the valley.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Church Bowl
1
5.6
2 Star Rating
Swan Slab - Hanging Flake 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Hanging Flake
5.6, Swan Slab


Photo:Chris McNamara
Swan Slab
1
5.6
2 Star Rating
Glacier Point Apron - The Goblet, Right, Center, Left 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
The Goblet, Right, Center, Left
5.6, Glacier Point Apron


Photo:Chris McNamara
Glacier Point Apron
1
5.6
2 Star Rating
Pohono Pinnacle - North Face 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
North Face
5.6, Pohono Pinnacle


Photo:Ed Hartouni
Pohono Pinnacle
6
5.6
2 Star Rating
Parkline Slab - Too High 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Too High
5.6, Parkline Slab


Photo:Chris Van Leuven
Parkline Slab
1
5.6
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
Manure Pile Buttress - After Six 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
After Six
5.7, Manure Pile Buttress

After Six is the left start.
Photo:Todd Snyder
Manure Pile Buttress
6
5.7
4 Star Rating
El Capitan - El Cap Tree 5.7 C2 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
El Cap Tree
5.7 C2, El Capitan

An adventurous 4 pitches of climbing.
Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
5
5.7 C2
3 Star Rating
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