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Curry Village Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,005'
Location: 37.7364, -119.5705 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: 'Root Canal' in the Curry bouldering area.

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A great bouldering area that's close by if your staying in Camp Curry that doesn't get much attention but still has some great problems. The main area is farther west of most of the tent cabins but there is a nice boulder by cabin #321 with two problems that deserve some attention.

Getting There 

Walk west from the main concentration of tent cabins, cross a ditch and the boulders lie near a power cord. The other boulder is right next to cabin #321.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Curry Village

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Curry Village:
Kevin's Traverse   V0 4     Boulder, 14'   Kevin's Traverse Boulder
Unnamed Mantel   V2 5+     Boulder, 6'   Angler Boulder
The Angler   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Angler Boulder
Unnamed V3   V3 6A     Boulder, 8'   Kevin's Traverse Boulder
Zorro   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Zorro Boulder
Buckwheat   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   Buckwheat Boulder
Zorro Arete   V5 6C     Boulder, 13'   Zorro Boulder
The Mechanic   V6 7A     Boulder   Joe's Garage Boulder
Root Canal   V7 7A+     Boulder   Root Canal Boulder
Circuit Breaker   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2 5+     TR, Boulder, 20'   Circuit Breaker
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Rock Climbing Photo: Circuit Breaker, 11b fingers

Circuit Breaker 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V2 5+  California : Yosemite National Park : ... : Circuit Breaker
This is one of the classic crack boulder problems in the Valley. Approximately 20' tall with a short approach, flat landing, and easy walk off, this slightly leaning splitter finger crack is great for honing your thin fingercrack technique. Mostly first knuckle locks. Usually bouldered, but you could rig a TR if desired."Climb the beautiful splitter finger crack that angles up and left. First 5 feet are the hardest by far." - ShaunG Gregg...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Barker on 'The Angler'
Joe Barker on 'The Angler'
Rock Climbing Photo: Circuit Breaker, 11b fingers
BETA PHOTO: Circuit Breaker, 11b fingers
Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew Bellisle on Zorro (V4) photo credit to Matt...
Andrew Bellisle on Zorro (V4) photo credit to Matt...
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By nds
From: Oceanside, Ca
Jan 31, 2012
Short approach and approximately 55 established problems. This area gets a bit of shade so is one of the cooler places to climb.
By Josh M.
From: Golden, CO
Sep 23, 2015
The 2007 Yosemite Valley Bouldering Supertopo (Wilder) is still on all the shelves (and useful!) but a couple of updates may be useful.

A big rockfall in 2008 destroyed many of the Curry Village structures, and many others were taken down in a subsequent safety assessment. Most of the "wood cabins" referenced are gone, but a little wooden "76" sign is posted on a pile of rocks presumably where wood cabin 76 used to stand.

There are also many more boulders (and problems) in the area that the guidebook calls Curry Village Central! If you park near the gear store and walk around the left side of the building, you'll be in this area. Maybe there's a newer guidebook that describes them? Lots of chalked, fun boulders to play around on! The first problems listed in the supertopo guide (Root Canal, Angler) are a five or ten minute walk east on the path behind the gear shop building.

Since the buildings are gone, if you're looking for the Circuit Breaker, stay left at the trail junctions (as you're working your way east). When you cross a ditch over an unexpected, small, stone bridge, take the climber trail that heads off to the left (uphill) immediately afterward.

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