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California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Climbing Guide App (free)

Chad Lawyer (2016)

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App creator Chad Lawver announced in the forum thread Free! Yosemite Guidebook App that his Yosemite Climbing Guide App (for Apple and Android devices) is now free.

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Yosemite Climbs: Free Climbs

Don Reid (1994) Chockstone Press

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Yosemite Climbs: Free Climbs Paperback – 1994
by Don Reid (Author), John Dill (Introduction)
Paperback: 413 pages
Publisher: Chockstone Press; 1st edition (1994)

Out of print but widely available on Amazon.

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Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select

Don Reid (1994) Falcon Guides

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Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select 2nd Edition by Don Reid
Series: Regional Rock Climbing Series
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: FalconGuides; 2nd edition (May 1, 1998)

Out of print, but still widely available on the Amazon page linked.

Yosemite Valley chapter of A Climber’s Guide to the High Sierra (free online guide)

Leondard, Brower and Dunmire (1953) Yosemite Library

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A Climber’s Guide to the High Sierra (1954), edited by Hervey H. Voge. Authors: Richard M. Leonard and David R. Brower (1940), and William W. Dunmire (1953).

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Yosemite Valley Sport Climbs and Top Ropes

Chris McNamara and Chris Van Leuven (2010) Supertopo

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Yosemite Sport Climbs and Top Ropes
Authors: Chris McNamara and Chris Van Leuven
Routes: 200 (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty: 5.1-5.12a
Pages: 120 pages
Edition: 1st Edition, July 2010

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The Road to The Nose

Chris McNamara / Supertopo

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The Road to The Nose
Routes: 14+ (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty: 9-5.10d and C1-C2
Pages: 60 color pages
Format: downloadable eBook (PDF)
Author: Chris McNamara

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Yosemite Big Walls - 3rd Edition

Chris McNamara and Chris Van Leuven (2011) Supertopo

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Yosemite Big Walls - 3rd Edition
Authors: Chris McNamara and Chris Van Leuven
Routes: 64 (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty: C1-A5
Pages: 208 pages
Edition: 3rd edition, May 2011

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Yosemite Bigwalls

Putnam and Sloan (2015) Yosemite Bigwalls

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Roger Putnam's and Erik Sloan's Yosemite Bigwalls is sold in print and/or digital formats.

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Rock Climbing Yosemite Valley

Barth, Bedinghaus, Jakubowski and Sloan (2016) Yosemite Bigwalls

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Rock Climbing Yosemite Valley: 750 Best Free Routes. As of May 2016, this is available for pre-order, with shipments scheduled for June.

Authors are Lucas Barth, Cary Bedinghaus, Marek Jakubowski and Erik Sloan.

California : Yosemite National Park

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Off the Wall: Death in Yosemite

Michael P. Ghiglieri and Charles R. Farabee (2007) Puma Press

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Not a climbing book per se, but full of lovely climbing legends, lore and gore, including some firsthand stories, from a coauthor that did a stint as a ranger in the Valley.

Yosemite Topropes

Rob Floyd (1999) Sharp End Publishing

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Now you too can bring your kids to the rocks. Floyd takes a unique approach to climbing books, using interesting little icons to represent information from the slope of the climbs to whether or not to bring your children along. An interesting book, though a little bit too small for a climbing region (Yosemite) containing thousands of routes.

Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select

Don Reid (1998) Falcon Guides ISBN-13: 978-1575401157

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A fairly good compilation about Yosemite's "favorite" climbs. Unfortunately, this also usually means that you'll wait in line on most of the lower difficulty climbs. The information in the book is concise and accurate, though often approach information is a little cryptic.

California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : * Yosemite Valley Bouldering

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Yosemite Valley Bouldering

Matt Wilder (2007) Supertopo 978-0976523529

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Problems: 600
Difficulty: VB-V13
Pages: 160 pages
Edition: 1st Edition, May 2007