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Yosemite Valley Bouldering

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Ahwahnee Boulders 
Boulder Lane 
Bridalveil Boulders 
Camp 4 Boulders 
Candyland Boulders 
Cathedral Boulders 
Crystals, The 
Curry Village 
Gunsight Boulders 
Horse Trail Boulders 
Indian Creek Boulders 
Intersection Boulders 
Lost Boulders 
Manure Pile Boulders 
Mist Trail Boulders 
MSG Boulder 
Presidential Boulder 
Sentinel Boulders 
Swan Slab Boulders 
Turtleback Dome 
Wood Yard 

Yosemite Valley Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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  • Park Life - a great 25 minute video with loads of classic problems.

Bouldering areas in Yosemite Valley include:
Turtleback Dome
Bridalveil Boulders
Lower Cathedral
Gunsight Boulders
Cathedral Boulders
Lost Boulders
Candyland Boulders
Presidential Boulder
Sentinel Boulders
Chicken Boulder
Curry Village
Happy Isles
Horse Trail Boulders
Ahwahnee Boulders
Indian Creek Boulders
Lower Yosemite Falls
Swan Slab Boulders
Camp 4 Boulders
The Crystals
Yabo Boulder
The Bachar Boulder
MSG Boulder
The Wave
Intersection Boulders
Knobby Wall

Getting There 

Refer to specific areas for approach details.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.1 miles from here

130 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',54],['2 Stars',34],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Yosemite Valley Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Yosemite Valley Bouldering:
Initial Friction   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 Boulders : Initial Friction Boulder
Circuit Breaker   V2 5+     TR, Boulder, 20'   Curry Village : Circuit Breaker
Once Upon a Time   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Candyland Boulders : The Storybook Boulder
Ahwahnee Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 22'   Ahwahnee Boulders : The Ahwahnee Boulder
Tendons Give   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 Boulders : Goodrich Boulder
Zorro   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Curry Village : Zorro Boulder
Bachar Cracker    V4 6B     Boulder   Camp 4 Boulders : Bachar Cracker Boulder
Blue Suede Shoes   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 Boulders : Blue Suede Shoes Boulder
Cocaine Corner   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 Boulders : Goodrich Boulder
Cedar Eater   V5 6C     Boulder, 30'   Mist Trail Boulders : Cedar Eater Boulder
Atlantis   V6- 7A     Boulder   Intersection Boulders
Shiver Me Timbers   V6 7A R     Boulder, 25'   Camp 4 Boulders : Shiver Me Timbers Boulder
The King   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Cathedral Boulders : The King Boulder
Battle of the Bulge   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Camp 4 Boulders : Titanic Boulder
No Holds Bard   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Sentinel Boulders : B-1 Boulder
King Cobra   V8 7B R     Boulder, 20'   Camp 4 Boulders : King Cobra Boulder
The Diamond   V8 7B     Boulder   Candyland Boulders : The Diamond Boulder
Deliverance   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   Lost Boulders : The Lost Boulder
Midnight Lightning   V8 7B     Boulder   Camp 4 Boulders : Big Columbia Boulder
Thriller   V9 7C     Boulder   Camp 4 Boulders : Thriller Boulder
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Featured Route For Yosemite Valley Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: The Diamond (V8).

The Diamond V8 7B  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Diamond Boulder
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By Ryan DeBruyn
From: Redlands, CA
May 21, 2009
Not many bouldering problems posted on MP. Looking to boulder check out an excellent guide my Matt Wilder. Yosemite Valley Bouldering by SuperTopo.
By C Miller
Aug 4, 2009
A good link to Valley Bouldering -
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Feb 8, 2013
Some good stuff...

Park Life
-a great 25 min video with loads of classic problems

Yosemite Bouldering
-scanned images of the Rock and Ice article by Mark Chapman

A Week in the Valley
-11 min video shows off some harder classics

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