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Gunsight Boulders 
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Indian Creek Boulders 
Intersection Boulders 
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Yosemite Valley Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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  • Park Life - a great 25 minute video with loads of classic problems.

Bouldering areas in Yosemite Valley include:
Turtleback Dome
Bridalveil Boulders
Lower Cathedral
Gunsight Boulders
Cathedral Boulders
Lost Boulders
Candyland Boulders
Presidential Boulder
Sentinel Boulders
Chicken Boulder
Curry Village
Happy Isles
Horse Trail Boulders
Ahwahnee Boulders
Indian Creek Boulders
Lower Yosemite Falls
Swan Slab Boulders
Camp 4 Boulders
The Crystals
Yabo Boulder
The Bachar Boulder
MSG Boulder
The Wave
Intersection Boulders
Knobby Wall

Getting There 

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Climbing Season

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159 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',29],['3 Stars',60],['2 Stars',47],['1 Star',21],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Yosemite Valley Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Yosemite Valley Bouldering:
Presidential Traverse   V0 4     Boulder   Presidential Boulder
Initial Friction   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 Boulders : Goodrich Boulder
Circuit Breaker   V2 5+     TR, Boulder, 20'   Curry Village : Circuit Breaker
Kor Problem   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 Boulders : Kor Problem Boulder
Once Upon a Time   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Candyland Boulders : The Storybook Boulder
The Sloth   V3 6A     Boulder   Swan Slab Boulders : Sloth Boulder
Bachar Cracker    V4 6B     Boulder   Camp 4 Boulders : Bachar Cracker Boulder
Zorro   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Curry Village : Zorro Boulder
Tendons Give   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 Boulders : Goodrich Boulder
Blue Suede Shoes   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 Boulders : Blue Suede Shoes Boulder
Cocaine Corner   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 Boulders : Goodrich Boulder
Atlantis   V6- 7A     Boulder   Intersection Boulders
Battle of the Bulge   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Camp 4 Boulders : Titanic Boulder
The King   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Cathedral Boulders : The King Boulder
Ament Arete   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Camp 4 Boulders : Energy Boulder
Shiver Me Timbers   V6 7A R     Boulder, 25'   Camp 4 Boulders : Shiver Me Timbers Boulder
The Octagon   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Cathedral Boulders : The Hex Boulder
Midnight Lightning   V8 7B     Boulder   Camp 4 Boulders : Big Columbia Boulder
King Cobra   V8 7B R     Boulder, 20'   Camp 4 Boulders : King Cobra Boulder
Thriller   V9 7C     Boulder   Camp 4 Boulders : Thriller Boulder
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Featured Route For Yosemite Valley Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: Circuit Breaker, 11b fingers

Circuit Breaker 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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By Ryan DeBruyn
From: Redlands, CA
May 21, 2009
Not many bouldering problems posted on MP. Looking to boulder check out an excellent guide my Matt Wilder. Yosemite Valley Bouldering by SuperTopo.
By C Miller
From: CA
Aug 4, 2009
A good link to Valley Bouldering -
By Bryan G
From: Yosemite
Feb 8, 2013
Some good stuff...

Park Life
-a great 25 min video with loads of classic problems

Yosemite Bouldering
-scanned images of the Rock and Ice article by Mark Chapman

A Week in the Valley
-11 min video shows off some harder classics

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