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Areas in Yosemite Valley Bouldering

Ahwahnee Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Boulder Lane 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Bridalveil Boulders 1 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Camp 4 Boulders 1 / 0 / 0 / 60 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 61
Candyland Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Cathedral Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Crystals, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Curry Village 0 / 0 / 1 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Gunsight Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Horse Trail Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Housekeeping 1 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 10
Indian Creek Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Intersection Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Lost Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
MSG Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Manure Pile Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mist Trail Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Presidential Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Sentinel Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Swan Slab Boulders 0 / 0 / 1 / 44 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 45
Turtleback Dome 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Wood Yard 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Yabo Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

Description

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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
Housekeeping
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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Yosemite Valley Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 35
Initial Friction
Boulder
V3 6A
 38
Once Upon a Time
Boulder
V3 6A
 36
Kor Problem
Boulder
V4 6B
 61
Zorro
Boulder
V4 6B
 73
Bachar Cracker
Boulder
V4 6B
 20
Tendons Give
Boulder
V5 6C
 34
Cocaine Corner
Boulder
V5 6C R
 9
Shiver Me Timbers
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
Atlantis
Boulder
V5 6C
 23
Blue Suede Shoes
Boulder
V6 7A
 29
The King
Boulder
V6 7A
 23
Battle of the Bulge
Boulder
V8 7B
 39
Midnight Lightning
Boulder
V8 7B R
 13
King Cobra
Boulder
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2 5+
 66
Circuit Breaker
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Initial Friction Camp 4 Boulders > Goodrich Boulder
 35
V1 5 Boulder
Once Upon a Time Candyland Boulders > Storybook Boulder
 38
V3 6A Boulder
Kor Problem Camp 4 Boulders > Kor Problem Boulder
 36
V3 6A Boulder
Zorro Curry Village > Zorro Boulder
 61
V4 6B Boulder
Bachar Cracker Camp 4 Boulders > Bachar Cracker Boulder
 73
V4 6B Boulder
Tendons Give Camp 4 Boulders > Goodrich Boulder
 20
V4 6B Boulder
Cocaine Corner Camp 4 Boulders > Goodrich Boulder
 34
V5 6C Boulder
Shiver Me Timbers Camp 4 Boulders > Shiver Me Timbers Bou…
 9
V5 6C R Boulder
Atlantis Intersection Boulders
 20
V5 6C Boulder
Blue Suede Shoes Camp 4 Boulders > Blue Suede Shoes Boulder
 23
V5 6C Boulder
The King Cathedral Boulders > King Boulder
 29
V6 7A Boulder
Battle of the Bulge Camp 4 Boulders > Titanic Boulder
 23
V6 7A Boulder
Midnight Lightning Camp 4 Boulders > Big Columbia Boulder
 39
V8 7B Boulder
King Cobra Camp 4 Boulders > King Cobra Boulder
 13
V8 7B R Boulder
Circuit Breaker Curry Village > Circuit Breaker
 66
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2 5+ TR, Boulder
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Ryan DeBruyn
Redlands, CA
Ryan DeBruyn   Redlands, CA
Not many bouldering problems posted on MP. Looking to boulder check out an excellent guide my Matt Wilder. Yosemite Valley Bouldering by SuperTopo. supertopo.com/packs/yosemit… May 21, 2009
C Miller   CA  
A good link to Valley Bouldering - betabase.blogspot.com/ Aug 4, 2009
Bryan G
Yosemite
Bryan G   Yosemite
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
vimeo.com/2700214 Feb 8, 2013

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