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This page is home to all of the North American, Central American, & Carribean Island countries excluding the United States. For information on the US, please refer to the area page for the pertinent State.
Destinations to the Great White North are often best accessed by automobile. Driving over the border is safe & easy, but be sure you have your documents in order (see below). For most destinations to the South, air travel is the most convenient approach. Some destinations in northern Mexico (such as El Potrero Chico are often approached via car.
Federal laws require a valid US passport for return travel to the US. While you may be able to exit the country, you can't get back in. Details on how to obtain a passport can be found here. There are a few complicated exceptions to this rule if returning from Canada or Mexico via automobile (or foot/bicycle). Details can be found here for Canada and here for Mexico. Note that the "exceptions" are probably are not really any simpler than just getting a passport.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North America:
Beckey-Chouinard 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000' Howser Towers : South Howser Tower
Space Boyz 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 11 pitches, 1000' El Potrero Chico : La Selva (Jungle Wall)
Southeast Face 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2000' The Cirque of the Unclimbab... : Lotus Flower Tower
Sunshine Crack 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 900' The Bugaboos : Snowpatch Spire
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canon ball 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 North America : Canada : ... : Stave Lake
start on small edges at the bottom of the crack and work your way to the top. use the large root to safetly mantle the lip. holds and feet get better as you go up. crux is 1-2 moves past the start.besides being an awesome climb the best part comes when you get to do a massive canon ball from 30' up. Note the route is not named canon ball derivative from the diving form but from the large water explosions during the top ledge cleaning...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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