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Cathedral Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.72051, -119.62952 View Map  Incorrect?
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"This is one of the most condensed areas in Yosemite. You will find fun problems of all levels on tight-grained featured rock." -Yosemite Valley Bouldering Supertopo

Getting There 

Park at the turnout (GPS: 37.72055074544388, -119.62950468063354) just before the road to El Cap bridge, or park where the road from El Cap bridge meets the south side drive. Follow a trail near the turnouts into the woods that leads to the main foot path that parallels the road. From here follow a worn trail towards Higher Cathedral Rock. After about 1000 ft. you will see the boulders left of the trail.

Climbing Season

For the Yosemite Valley Bouldering area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cathedral Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cathedral Boulders:
Get it up   V3 6A     Boulder   Get it Up Boulder
So Good   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   The King Boulder
The King   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The King Boulder
The Octagon   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Hex Boulder
The Hexcentric   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   The Hex Boulder
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Featured Route For Cathedral Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Ross pulling through on Hexcentric. October 2011.

The Hexcentric V7 7A+  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : The Hex Boulder
Start on high crimps and go straight up. Sit start is still V7. Requires a pretty good right arm (or left arm) lock off....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Coiler at Cathedral Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Coiler at Cathedral Boulders. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rick Cashner on  "The King". Photo by Bl...
Rick Cashner on "The King". Photo by Bl...

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