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kachoong


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One of my all-time faves is Cornerstone Rib, without a doubt one of the best grade 14 (5.6) routes in the world. It ascends a spectacular rib of rock for 600 feet, mostly vertical, up Crater Bluff in the Warrumbungles, NSW, Australia. It's trad, very exposed, has some of the best views ever and can leave you feeling quite insignificant....

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=57034

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p.cgi?Detailed=53455


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I just did Handcracker Direct 10a in Eldorado yesterday. That thing is SOOO freakin sweet. It's a must do in the canyon.


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The best in my resume would have to be the south face of the petit. Crux through the summit made it the most enjoyable climb Ive done.

Second may be tabula rasa 5.10c out at the monestary. Great climb with great scenery. Bourbon Street 5.8 and Amazon Woman 5.10b out at Quartz Mt. come to mind also.

Trip report of our entire trip here

http://www.rockclimbing.com/topic/93020


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Have to add one since I last posted to this topic last September. Shune's Buttress in Zion is 7-pitches, all of them no worse than awesome. The finger/thinhands pitch a few pitches from the top may be the best pitch I have ever been on. It climbed a perfect crack through a roof to more perfect crack, all with El Cap like exposure. As good as the North Face of the Rostrum.


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High Exposure- Gunks
Candy Corner- Seneca

Neither route hard by any standards, but the pucker factor was intense.


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two come to mind at the moment, both sport routes, sorry to all you trad junkies...prime climb at rumney, nh, .11b, great moves, sustained, long, technical route (at the wall orange crush) amazing route and also "a day in the life" at red rocks, nv at the gallery wall, also .11b but probably more like a .11c, amazing moves, crimpy technical, and while you're there, climb yak crak, .11d, also probably .11b though, really fun, not too hard just pumpy. anyone climbed those? they're incredible.

scott


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West: Grand Wall at Squamish, with Freeway Lite (5.11a) a close second

East: Enduro Man, the best route at the Gunks.

Southwest: Born of Water on Baboquivari Peak in southern AZ, or User Friendly (5.9) on Leviathan Dome, near Tucson

Yosemite: Serenity Crack to Sons of Yesterday


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Humanality. four pitches at 6b. Tonsai beach


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Scarface, Indian Creek, Scarface Buttress, 5.11c.


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V 5.10a, ~3000 ft., Chouinard/Beckey Route, South Howser Tower, Bugaboos, Canada.


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Goodro's Wall, 10c, Big Cottonwood Canyon

First 5.10 in the country, no less!!


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my BEST climb has got to be the Bastille crack in ELDO... btw it is 5.7 not 5.8...anyway i have climbed it three times now, and would gladly do it x number of times more


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my BEST climb has got to be the Bastille crack in ELDO... btw it is 5.7 not 5.8...anyway i have climbed it three times now, and would gladly do it x number of times more

I guess you don't bother with the guidebooks. It used to be 5,7, then 5.7+, and several years ago it was a 5.8 in some newer guidebooks. To you it may always be 5.7.


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5.7 is for pussies.


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Dresden Corner (sp?), 5.11d, Bridge Buttress, NRG, W.VA.


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Bob Locke Memorial Buttress on Watkins, totally different than anything else I've ever climbed. Close second, Lost Arrow Tip free. Short but unique. Distant third, Mother Earth, Middle C. A real piece of work, that one.

JL


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The best route ehh???? It would probably be the blue route at the gym. I think its prolly like a 5.6 TR that i lead with full gear placement and at the crux its got a really hard A4 jug hold. it was pretty sustained.


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Over the Hill, Eldorado Canyon


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Multi Trad:

The Martyr, outside Colorado Springs, 5.9 3-pitch stunning cracks, remote, isolated, exposed.

Imaginate, Campanille Esloveno, Argentina, 5.10, 5-pitch granite needle, steep, so exposed, patagonian Andes spilling off to n. and s. horizons, volcan tronador just west of you...

The Vampire, Taquitz, 5.11 - Can't be described. Make sure to lead the Bat Crack, and the amazing flake pitch. But pass off the flake-exit to your partner if you know what's good for you.

Orange Flake, JTree, 5.8, because I've never suffered as much.

Short Trad:

Sacherer Cracker, Yos - 5.10, stellar fingers-hands-offwidth progression. First time on El Cap granite. Holy classic.

Bishop's Terrace, Yos - 5.8, peaceful and idyllic spot if you get it alone.

Tea Crack, Santa Barbara - 5.10 Freaky ass mantle.


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On Longs Peak I enjoyed Stettner's Ledges to Hornsby Direct Finish to Upper Kiener's and descending the Cables Route to the Camel Gully. I found it to be a wonderful tour of my favorite mountain. Unfortunately I'm not good enough to do the Diamond.


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whitney-gilman, cannon mtn.


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Tough call...

Rewritten, 5.7, 4 pitches, in Eldo comes to mind.

So does Bastille Crack, 5.8, also in Eldo.

Ditto. Those are the very two best climbs I've ever done. Bastille is amazing. Naked Edge is a close call as well.


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multipitch: 3rd Pillar of Dana (awesome), with Fine Jade just a nose behind.

singlepitch: clean and jerk in j-tree


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NNW Ridge, Parabola Peak


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Too bad it's hard to use all of this great data here. It would be nice if these could be compiled into a list to rank them from number one down. Then you can just glance at your state and see where the highest ranking climb is.

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