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Camp 4 Bouldering  


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 37.7418, -119.602 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['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',6],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',7],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Camp 4 Bouldering:
Largo Lounge   V0- 4-     Boulder, 15'   Bachar Cracker boulder
Initial Friction   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 - other problems
Ver's Werner   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 - other problems
Kor Problem   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 - other problems
Bates Problem   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Camp 4 - other problems
Bachar Cracker    V4 6B     Boulder   Bachar Cracker boulder
Bear-Hug Mantle   V4 6B     Boulder, 7'   Camp 4 - other problems
Hit Man   V5- 6C     Boulder, 8'   Camp 4 - other problems
Blue Suede Shoes   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 - other problems
Cocaine Corner   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Camp 4 - other problems
Ament Arete   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Camp 4 - other problems
Shiver Me Timbers   V6 7A R     Boulder, 25'   Camp 4 - other problems
Battle of the Bulge   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Camp 4 - other problems
Kauk Slab   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 20'   Camp 4 - other problems
King Cobra   V8 7B R     Boulder, 20'   Camp 4 - other problems
Torque Spanner   V8 7B     Boulder, 8'   Camp 4 - other problems
Midnight Lightning   V8 7B     Boulder   Camp 4 - other problems
The Force   V9 7C     Boulder   Camp 4 - other problems
Thriller   V9 7C     Boulder   Camp 4 - other problems
Finger Crack   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 17'   Camp 4 - other problems
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Featured Route For Camp 4 Bouldering
Brad Gobright defies the Force.

The Force V9 7C  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Camp 4 - other problems
This problem starts on the obvious Thriller crimp start and goes out left. The Crimps are small but the feet are positive which makes the climb a good bit easier then Thriller....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of Camp 4 Bouldering Slideshow Add Photo
The magical forest
The magical forest
Camp 4 training apparatus.
Camp 4 training apparatus.
Dean Potter bouldering near Camp 4. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Dean Potter bouldering near Camp 4. Photo by Blitz...
Camp4 is on the National Register of Historic Places
Camp4 is on the National Register of Historic Plac...
Camp 4 in the late 70s, Coonyard in the distance.There was lots getting done,and every one was in town.
Camp 4 in the late 70s, Coonyard in the distance.T...
Rick Cashner bouldering behind Camp 4. 1981.
Rick Cashner bouldering behind Camp 4. 1981.
Rick Cashner on "Blue Suede Shoes". <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Rick Cashner on "Blue Suede Shoes". Phot...
Beware of bears. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Beware of bears. Photo by Blitzo.
Camp 4 lot, 1980s. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Camp 4 lot, 1980s. Photo by Blitzo.
n00bs bouldering behind camp. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
n00bs bouldering behind camp. Photo by Blitzo.
Burgers for breakfast. Camp 4 lot, 1985. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Burgers for breakfast. Camp 4 lot, 1985. Photo by ...
Reggie boulders in the Valley
Reggie boulders in the Valley
Bouldering in the Valley
Bouldering in the Valley
Bouldering in The Valley
Bouldering in The Valley
Brad on "After Midnight".
Brad on "After Midnight".
Pride is one of Yosemites coolest boulder problems
Pride is one of Yosemites coolest boulder problems
Every climber should make the pilgrimage to this mecca at least once in their life.
Every climber should make the pilgrimage to this m...
Roaming around the Camp 4 Boulders after a storm, searching for the dry stuff...
Roaming around the Camp 4 Boulders after a storm, ...
Bouldering near Camp 4
Bouldering near Camp 4
Skyeler on the Bachar Cracker.
Skyeler on the Bachar Cracker.
A very cool climb
A very cool climb
Camp 4 <br />Raffi Bedayn Memorial rock
Camp 4 Raffi Bedayn Memorial rock

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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
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.