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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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Lower Cathedral Rock - 76 Degrees in the Shade 5.10c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
76 Degrees in the Shade
5.10c, Lower Cathedral Rock


Photo:Chris McNamara
Lower Cathedral Rock
2
5.10c
2 Star Rating
Chapel Wall - 96 Degrees in The Shade 5.12c - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
96 Degrees in The Shade
5.12c, Chapel Wall

Chapel Wall overview
Photo:Chris McNamara
Chapel Wall
1
5.12c
5 Star Rating
Cookie Sheet - A Route For Robert Whitelaw 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
A Route For Robert Whitelaw
5.7, Cookie Sheet


Photo:Chris Van Leuven
Cookie Sheet
3
5.7
2 Star Rating
Mecca - A Trick of the Tail 5.12b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
A Trick of the Tail
5.12b, Mecca

Mecca Overview
Photo:Chris McNamara
Mecca
3
5.12b
5 Star Rating
Manure Pile Buttress - After Five 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
After Five
5.7, Manure Pile Buttress


Photo:Ed Hartouni
Manure Pile Buttress
4
5.7
2 Star Rating
Manure Pile Buttress - After Seven 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
After Seven
5.8, Manure Pile Buttress

After Seven is the starting variation on the right.
Photo:Todd Snyder
Manure Pile Buttress
6
5.8
4 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
Afterburner
5.11c, Public Sanitation Wall


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Public Sanitation Wall
1
5.11c
5 Star Rating
The Cookie Cliff - Aftershock 5.11b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Aftershock
5.11b, The Cookie Cliff


Photo:Todd Snyder
The Cookie Cliff
1
5.11b
3 Star Rating
El Capitan - Ahab 5.10b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Ahab
5.10b, El Capitan


Photo:Chris McNamara
El Capitan
1
5.10b
3 Star Rating
Swan Slab - Aid Route 5.11b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Aid Route
5.11b, Swan Slab


Photo:Chris McNamara
Swan Slab
2
5.11b
4 Star Rating
Cookie Sheet - Air Line 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Air Line
5.9, Cookie Sheet


Photo:Chris Van Leuven
Cookie Sheet
4
5.9
3 Star Rating
Knob Hill - Anti Ego Crack 5.7 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Anti Ego Crack
5.7, Knob Hill

Knob Hill is a great introduction to longer Yosemite 5.7 and 5.8 pitches.
Photo:Chris McNamara
Knob Hill
1
5.7
3 Star Rating
Arch Rock - Anticipation 5.11b - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Anticipation
5.11b, Arch Rock


Photo:Chris McNamara
Arch Rock
2
5.11b
4 Star Rating
Royal Arches Area - Arches Terrace 5.8 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click for details.
Arches Terrace
5.8, Royal Arches Area


Photo:Chris McNamara
Royal Arches Area
3
5.8
3 Star Rating
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