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2. East Face (Standard) 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c CO : Boulder : Flatirons
3. Direct Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R CO : Boulder : Flatirons
4. Southeast Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows
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. Rewritten 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
8. The Bastille Crack 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. Nutcracker 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. 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. Supercrack of the Desert 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b UT : Moab Area : Indian Creek
19. Stolen Chimney 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b UT : Moab Area : Fisher Towers
20. Serenity Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley

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Alpine Anchors

In the mountains or on long rock routes, anchor efficiency can be the difference between a comfortable finish and a forced bivouac. Using a cordelette to equalize an anchor is easy and strong, but it takes a lot of extra time to set up, and even longer to break down. There is a faster, easier, and often equally safe solution: the "alpine anchor.” An alpine anchor “chains” pieces by cli...
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