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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. 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
16. The Yellow Spur 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
17. Illusion Dweller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Real Hidden Valley
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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The Calf Lock

One of the most dreaded wide crack sizes is just bigger than your fists but too small for your knees. For most people, this means a four-inch crack. This size usually requires the hand/hand (“butterfly”) stack instead of a fist jam. Although hanging from such a stack feels quite secure, it’s difficult to make upward progress because a knee jam won’t fit. The solution lies in holding your fu...
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