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Camp 4 Bouldering

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Finger Crack 
Force, The 
Hit Man 
Initial Friction 
Jimmy Hendrix Experience, The 
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King Cobra 
Kor Problem 
Largo Lounge 
Manual Labor 
Midnight Lightning 
Shiver Me Timbers 
Shrink, The 
Thriller 
Torque Spanner 
Ver's Werner 

Camp 4 Bouldering 


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 37.7418, -119.602 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The so-called Center of the Universe contains some of the best bouldering in Yosemite Valley on massive polished granite boulders. You'll find many classics here such as the unmistakable Midnight Lightning and the Bachar Cracker.

Just a short walk into the woods away from the hustle and bustle of camp can bring one to many of these boulders, perfect for winding down after a long day in the Valley.


Getting There 

Camp 4 is located on the North side of the Valley, southwest of Yosemite Lodge.


26 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Camp 4 Bouldering:
Largo Lounge   V0- 4-     Boulder, 15'   
Initial Friction   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   
Ver's Werner   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Kor Problem   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Bear-Hug Mantle   V4 6B     Boulder, 7'   
Bachar Cracker    V4 6B     Boulder   
Hit Man   V5- 6C     Boulder, 8'   
Blue Suede Shoes   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
Cocaine Corner   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
Shiver Me Timbers   V6 7A R     Boulder, 25'   
Battle of the Bulge   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
Ament Arete   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   
King Cobra   V8 7B R     Boulder, 20'   
Midnight Lightning   V8 7B     Boulder   
Thriller   V9 7C     Boulder   
The Force   V9 7C     Boulder   
Finger Crack   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 17'   
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The slab just left of the arete.

Initial Friction V1 5  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 Bouldering
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The magical forest
The magical forest
Camp 4 training apparatus.
Camp 4 training apparatus.
Dean Potter bouldering near Camp 4. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Dean Potter bouldering near Camp 4.
Photo by Blitz...
Camp4 is on the National Register of Historic Places
Camp4 is on the National Register of Historic Plac...
Camp 4 in the late 70s, Coonyard in the distance.There was lots getting done,and every one was in town.
Camp 4 in the late 70s, Coonyard in the distance.T...
Rick Cashner bouldering behind Camp 4. 1981.
Rick Cashner bouldering behind Camp 4. 1981.
Rick Cashner on "Blue Suede Shoes". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Rick Cashner on "Blue Suede Shoes".
Photo by Blitz...
Beware of bears. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Beware of bears.
Photo by Blitzo.
Camp 4 lot, 1980s. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Camp 4 lot, 1980s.
Photo by Blitzo.
n00bs bouldering behind camp. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
n00bs bouldering behind camp.
Photo by Blitzo.
Burgers for breakfast. Camp 4 lot, 1985. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Burgers for breakfast. Camp 4 lot, 1985.
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Reggie boulders in the Valley
Reggie boulders in the Valley
Bouldering in the Valley
Bouldering in the Valley
Bouldering in The Valley
Bouldering in The Valley
Brad on "After Midnight".
Brad on "After Midnight".
Pride is one of Yosemites coolest boulder problems
Pride is one of Yosemites coolest boulder problems
Every climber should make the pilgrimage to this mecca at least once in their life.
Every climber should make the pilgrimage to this m...
Roaming around the Camp 4 Boulders after a storm, searching for the dry stuff...
Roaming around the Camp 4 Boulders after a storm, ...
Bouldering near Camp 4
Bouldering near Camp 4
Skyeler on the Bachar Cracker.
Skyeler on the Bachar Cracker.
A very cool climb
A very cool climb
Camp 4 <br />Raffi Bedayn Memorial rock
Camp 4
Raffi Bedayn Memorial rock
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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 24, 2007

For many years (1970-2000?) this campground was called by the NPS "Sunnyside Walk-in Campground", yet all the climbers still referred to it by the original name "Camp 4". This led to some confusion amongst newcomers, as all the signs and rangers called it "Sunnyside". I'm glad to see the signs have been changed to reflect the original name. I noticed some web sites still have "Sunnyside".

By Osprey
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Apr 2, 2010

While this may not be a great place to sleep in the winter, the winter bouldering is awesome. Yes, it can be a little hit and miss with the snow. But when its on, its the best time of year to be here. No crowds, very little noise, and minimal grease.