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Camp 4 Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,000'
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.1 miles from here

54 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',14],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',11],['V10-11',2],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Camp 4 Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Camp 4 Boulders:
Largo Lounge   V0- 4-     Boulder, 15'   Bachar Cracker Boulder
The Jimmy Hendrix Experience   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   Bachar Cracker Boulder
Initial Friction   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Goodrich Boulder
Ver's Werner   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Blue Suede Shoes Boulder
Kor Problem   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Kor Problem Boulder
Bachar Cracker    V4 6B     Boulder   Bachar Cracker Boulder
Tendons Give   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Goodrich Boulder
Hit Man   V5- 6C     Boulder, 8'   Wine Boulder
Blue Suede Shoes   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Blue Suede Shoes Boulder
Cocaine Corner   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Goodrich Boulder
Ament Arete   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Energy Boulder
Battle of the Bulge   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Titanic Boulder
Shiver Me Timbers   V6 7A R     Boulder, 25'   Shiver Me Timbers Boulder
King Cobra   V8 7B R     Boulder, 20'   King Cobra Boulder
Midnight Lightning   V8 7B     Boulder   Big Columbia Boulder
Bruce Lee   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   Bruce Lee Boulder
Torque Spanner   V8 7B     Boulder, 8'   Energy Boulder
Thriller   V9 7C     Boulder   Thriller Boulder
The Force   V9 7C     Boulder   Thriller Boulder
Finger Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 17'   Finger Crack Boulder
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Featured Route For Camp 4 Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: The obvious line.

Cocaine Corner V5 6C  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Goodrich Boulder
This technical arete/face is one of the all-time classics on the Camp 4 circuit. Slap, pinch, layaway, smear, highstep and edge your way up to an insecure crux involving a weight transfer or foot dyno just before the top. A very sequential cool weather problem that sees plenty of suitors, but few ascents considering the rating. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Camp 4 Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: There was a lot to discuss in Camp 4 and no lack o...
There was a lot to discuss in Camp 4 and no lack o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp 4 training apparatus.
Camp 4 training apparatus.
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp4 is on the National Register of Historic Plac...
Camp4 is on the National Register of Historic Plac...
Rock Climbing Photo: Dean Potter bouldering near Camp 4. Photo by Blitz...
Dean Potter bouldering near Camp 4. Photo by Blitz...
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp 4 in the late 70s, Coonyard in the distance.T...
Camp 4 in the late 70s, Coonyard in the distance.T...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pride is one of Yosemites coolest boulder problems
Pride is one of Yosemites coolest boulder problems
Rock Climbing Photo: Beware of bears. Photo by Blitzo.
Beware of bears. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Burgers for breakfast. Camp 4 lot, 1985. Photo by ...
Burgers for breakfast. Camp 4 lot, 1985. Photo by ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rick Cashner bouldering behind Camp 4. 1981.
Rick Cashner bouldering behind Camp 4. 1981.
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp 4 lot, 1980s. Photo by Blitzo.
Camp 4 lot, 1980s. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: n00bs bouldering behind camp. Photo by Blitzo.
n00bs bouldering behind camp. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Reggie boulders in the Valley
Reggie boulders in the Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering in The Valley
Bouldering in The Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering in the Valley
Bouldering in the Valley
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering near Camp 4
Bouldering near Camp 4
Rock Climbing Photo: Roaming around the Camp 4 Boulders after a downpou...
Roaming around the Camp 4 Boulders after a downpou...
Rock Climbing Photo: A very cool climb
A very cool climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Camp 4 Raffi Bedayn Memorial rock
Camp 4 Raffi Bedayn Memorial rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Every climber should make the pilgrimage to this m...
Every climber should make the pilgrimage to this m...

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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 Overhang
From: ...
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.

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