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The Top 20 Classic Rock Climbing Routes
1. The Michael Banks Proposa... 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a X CA : Central Coast : San Luis Obispo
2. East Face (Standard) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c CO : Boulder : Flatirons
3. Southeast Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows
4. Direct Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R CO : Boulder : Flatirons
5. High Exposure 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b NY : The Gunks : The Trapps
6. Snake Dike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley
7. The Bastille Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
8. Rewritten 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
9. Double Cross 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground
10. Sail Away 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley
11. Bishops Terrace 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley
12. Dark Shadows 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NV : Red Rock : Pine Creek Canyon
13. Nutcracker 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley
14. Epinephrine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon
15. The Yellow Spur 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
16. Illusion Dweller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley
17. Incredible Hand Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek
18. Stolen Chimney 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers
19. Supercrack of the Desert 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek
20. Serenity Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley

School of Rock Lesson of the Day

Single-Strand Backpack Coil

Tired of repetitively flaking out a backpack-style rope coil before starting each new pitch? Here’s how to make a single-strand backpack coil that you can unwrap, drop, and then immediately start your lead. Instead of grabbing both ends of the rope to begin coiling, start your coil at one end. Coiling single-strand takes twice as long as the two-strand coil, but you’ll make up this time and m...
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