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3. High Exposure 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b NY : The Gunks : The Trapps
4. Direct Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R CO : Boulder : Flatirons
5. Southeast Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows
6. The Wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b NY : New York City : Times Square
7. The Bastille Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
8. Snake Dike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley
9. Rewritten 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
10. Double Cross 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground
11. Sail Away 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley
12. Bishops Terrace 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley
13. Dark Shadows 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon
14. Nutcracker 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley
15. Epinephrine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon
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18. Incredible Hand Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek
19. Supercrack of the Desert 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek
20. Stolen Chimney 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers

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Ice Climbing Basics: The Tripod

If you’ve ever tried ice climbing and got so pumped you couldn’t even reach the top of the route, you’re not alone. As with any discipline, finding and maintaining the correct body position is what it’s all about. Last December, I headed up to the Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival in Montana and learned the tripod stance from Canadian alpine guide Sarah Hueniken. A triangle is the most stabile ...
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