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Elevation: 8,580 ft
GPS: 37.87269, -119.36368
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Scattered throughout Tuolumne Meadows are a number of small (generally each has no more than 50 problems) bouldering areas. All of them feature the stellar rock you would expect. Along with the amazing rock you also get idyllic settings and weather which is often cooler than other bouldering areas which you may be thinking of visiting in the near vicinity.

Each area has its own unique character ranging from the famous Tuolumne knobs featured at The Knobs, to a style not often seen at The Gunks to perfect granite and a flowing river at the Puppy Dome Boulders.

What makes this even better is the fact that the majority of the areas are all accessible via a short stroll from Highway 120!

Getting There Suggest change

Tuolumne Meadows is accessed via highway 120, either from the west or via Tioga Pass from the east. The Tioga Pass road is generally closed (snowfall) from fall through mid to late May or so (sometimes later, depending on the snow).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Tuolumne Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 16
Creek Arete (#1)
Boulder
V1 5
 60
Flakes
Boulder
V3 6A
 58
The Scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 33
Golden Rastafarian
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 14
Texas Radio
Boulder
V4 6B
 28
Solar Flare
Boulder
V4 6B
 26
The Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 24
Short Train
Boulder
V5 6C
 69
Kauk Problem
Boulder
V5 6C
 47
Cellulite Eliminator Stand Start
Boulder
V6 7A
 18
Reach for a Peach
Boulder
V7 7A+
 37
Cellulite Eliminator
Boulder
V8 7B
 10
Mean Green
Boulder
V8 7B
 30
Lost, But Not Forgotten
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V1 5
 56
Olmsted Crack
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Creek Arete (#1) Knobs > Creek Boulder
 16
V0 4 Boulder
Flakes Tenaya E Boulders > Cube
 60
V1 5 Boulder
The Scoop Knobs > Scoop Boulder
 58
V3 6A Boulder
Golden Rastafarian Kitty Boulders > Golden Rastafarian
 33
V3 6A Boulder
Texas Radio Tenaya W Boulders
 14
V3 6A PG13 Boulder
Solar Flare Sunrise Boulder
 28
V4 6B Boulder
The Arete Gunks > Arete Boulder
 26
V4 6B Boulder
Short Train Pywiack Boulders > Pywiack Boulder
 24
V4 6B Boulder
Kauk Problem Knobs > Eliminator Boulder
 69
V5 6C Boulder
Cellulite Eliminator Stand… Gunks > Steel Fingers
 47
V5 6C Boulder
Reach for a Peach Tenaya E Boulders > Reach for a Peach Bou…
 18
V6 7A Boulder
Cellulite Eliminator Gunks > Steel Fingers
 37
V7 7A+ Boulder
Mean Green Gunks > Green Meanies
 10
V8 7B Boulder
Lost, But Not Forgotten Pywiack Boulders > Pywiack Boulder
 30
V8 7B Boulder
Olmsted Crack Olmsted Point B… > Olmsted Crack Boulder
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V1 5 Boulder
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