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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. Southeast Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows
5. Direct Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R CO : Boulder : Flatirons
6. Rewritten 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
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. 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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Cutting a Rope

The first 15 feet on either end of your rope gets by far the most use, wear, and friction. YouÂ’re constantly tying into that section, and, more important, the rope absorbs the impact of most falls there, so that part gets a lot of abrasion from carabiners. These parts will get fat, frayed, fuzzy, and after time will generally look different from the rest of the cord. Even after one season with...
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