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Most aesthetically pleasing moderate routes?


Chris Blatchley · · Somerville, MA · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 0
Peter Lewis wrote: Pinnacle Buttress on Mount Washington in New Hampshire. A classic alpine romp in an otherworldly location. Here's the second-to-last pitch: https://www.mountainproject.com/photo/110784278  

i just did pinnacle gully on saturday. it was so incredible, i can't wait to get back there this summer and climb the buttress. definitely second this route for aesthetics!


another one in the area is The Eaglet 5.7 in franconia notch. definitely up there for being a beautiful spot and great exposure to boot.
Nick Sweeney · · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 661

West Ridge of Pigeon Spire.

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 185

since everyone has mentioned it, I would like to add a photo i took from the start of pigeon spire. note, the views only get better.

PS i like these kinds of posts, they lead to "To-Do" additions. Which is what led me to the bugs.

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,464

There is no wrong answer, ( A start would be:  5.\-5.8 being the definition of easy, with 5.9 - 5.11a being moderate and then 3 degrees of hard.
I could name 20 off the top of my head.
Yellow Spur

Climber on the top of the Yellow Spur.

Russ Keane wrote: This is pretty funny.  We all have our favorites, but this thread is like asking, "What's the most beautiful place on earth?"


Tradgic Yogurt · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 55

I have fond memories of 8 Flake at Reimers. But nowadays I'm more likely to rank aesthetics against the summit of Royal Flush under a full moon around midnight.

Buck Rio · · MN · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

I always like Mental Physics in JTree...

DavisMeschke Guillotine · · Pinedale, WY · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 215

I would vote one for the Petite Grepon. That last pitch to topping out is wild.

The Cirque Traverse was wild, simply because of the position and the views.

Symmetry Spire and Buckingham Ridge in the Teets.

Looking Glass. The eyebrow climbing on the Nose is other worldly.

ViperScale . · · McMurdo Station, AQ · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240
Russ Keane wrote: This is pretty funny.  We all have our favorites, but this thread is like asking, "What's the most beautiful place on earth?"

No it is asking for what you think is most aesthetically pleasing moderate route... not the most beautiful place on earth.

King Tut · · Citrus Heights · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 430

"Love the one your with..."

Mark Wenzel · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2015 · Points: 45

North Ridge of Mt. Stuart.

Sam Miller · · Bend, OR · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 30

the line 5.9 lake tahoe

Max Rausch · · Portland, OR · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 130

Most of these routes being listed don't fall under the criteria of "moderate." I would considerate 5.9 the absolute lower limit. Otherwise this thread should be called "Most aesthetically pleasing REALLY EASY routes."

Personal favorites: East Buttress of El Cap, Harding Route of Conness, Oz to Gram traverse

trailridge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 20
Max Rausch wrote: Most of these routes being listed don't fall under the criteria of "moderate." I would considerate 5.9 the absolute lower limit. Otherwise this thread should be called "Most aesthetically pleasing REALLY EASY routes."

Personal favorites: East Buttress of El Cap, Harding Route of Conness, Oz to Gram traverse

Ha, who is the internet hard man.  It's max! 

Nick Goldsmith · · Pomfret VT · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 440

apparently....  My generation   easy is 5.5 and under. moderate is 5.6 to 10a/b and hard is  9+ and up ....

Max Rausch · · Portland, OR · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 130
trailridge wrote:

Ha, who is the internet hard man.  It's max! 

Rawr!

MisterE Wolfe · · Bishop, CA · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 3,682

Regular Route, Queen Victoria Sedona AZ: https://www.mountainproject.com/route/105793361/regular-route

Ewephoria, Cochise Stronghold, AZ: https://www.mountainproject.com/route/105861181/ewephoria

Another vote for Outer Space, 11worth WA, as well.

Mark Wenzel · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2015 · Points: 45

Another vote for Outer Space, 11worth WA, as well.

+1

Jplotz · · Wenatchee, WA · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 1,170

Prusik Peak:

Burgner/Stanley and West Ridge.

Dragontail Peak:

Triple Couloirs and Backbone Ridge. 

Ed Wade · · Hermann, MO · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 740

The Tree Route on The Dome by the Needles. Probably one of the best 5.6's in the country.

David Kerkeslager · · New Paltz, NY · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 122
Max Rausch wrote: Most of these routes being listed don't fall under the criteria of "moderate." I would considerate 5.9 the absolute lower limit. Otherwise this thread should be called "Most aesthetically pleasing REALLY EASY routes."

I'd say the most aesthetic moderate is Silence (5.15d) in Hanshelleren Cave.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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