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Name Rating Location
Direct Petzoldt Ridge Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, Grade III5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park > Grand Teton
Irene's Arete Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches, Grade III5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park > Disappointment Peak
Guide's Wall Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, Grade II5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park > Cascade Canyon
Center Route Trad, 3 pitches5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Cynical Pinnacle
Annals of Time Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 350', Grade II5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park > Death Canyon > Omega Buttress
Tunnel Vision Trad, 6 pitches, 770'5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Nevada > Red Rock > White Rock Spring > Angel Food Wall
Group Therapy Trad, 6 pitches, 550', Grade III5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Nevada > Red Rock > White Rock Spring > Angel Food Wall
Wham Ridge Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 2000', Grade III5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3cColorado > Alpine Rock > San Juans > ... > Vestal Peak
Northwest Ridge Alpine, Grade II Colorado > Alpine Rock > Pyramid Peak
Two Jews Blues Sport, 3 pitches, 400', Grade II5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Colorado > South Platte > Buffalo Creek > Little Scraggy Dome
The Standard Thumb Trad, 11 pitches, Grade III5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Utah > Wasatch Range > Little Cottonwood Canyon > The Thumb Area
Third Pillar, Regular Route Trad, 5 pitches, 800', Grade III5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a California > Sierra Eastside > Lee Vining Canyon / Tioga R... > Dana Plateau
South Face Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500', Grade III5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c California > High Sierra > 10 - Kearsarge Pass to Ceda... > Charlotte Dome
Mithril Dihedral Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500', Grade III5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a California > High Sierra > 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... > Mt. Russell
North Face Trad, 9 pitches, 1800', Grade III5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4bNew Mexico > Organ Mountains > Sugarloaf Area > Sugarloaf
Venusian Blind Trad, Alpine, 13 pitches, 1500', Grade IV5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b California > High Sierra > 09 - Palisades and Surround... > Temple Crag
Coleman Headwall Alpine, 2000', Grade IV Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > Mt. Baker
Big Mac Couloir Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1200', Grade IVWI4- M4- Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > ... > McHenry's Peak
Snow Bench (McHenry's Peak) Mixed, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000', Grade IVM3 Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > ... > McHenry's Peak
Dreamweaver Trad, Mixed, Alpine, Grade III5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c M2 Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...
Steppenwolf Trad, 1 pitch5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado > South Platte > Turkey Rocks > Turkey Perch
Gobbler's Grunt Trad, 3 pitches5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado > South Platte > Turkey Rocks > Turkey Rock
Blockbuster Trad, 3 pitches, 420', Grade II5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Colorado > South Platte > Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... > McCurdy Park Tower
Better Lock Next Time Trad, 4 pitches, 450', Grade II5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Colorado > South Platte > Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... > The Sun
North Face Highlight Tour Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1000', Grade IV5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park > Grand Teton
Ruper Trad, 6 pitches5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado > Eldorado Canyon SP > Redgarden Wall > Redgarden - Tower One
Southeast Buttress Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 700', Grade II5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > ... > Cathedral Peak
East Face Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000', Grade III5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b California > High Sierra > 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... > Mt. Whitney
East Buttress Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1000', Grade III5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b California > High Sierra > 13 - Whitney and Surroundin... > Mt. Whitney
Storm Riders Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1000', Grade IV5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5aColorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Hallett Peak
Dalke Route Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5aColorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Cathedral Wall
Sahara Terror Trad, 6 pitches, 700'5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b California > Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks > Tahquitz Rock > (d) Northwest Recess
Regular Route Trad, 12 pitches, 1000', Grade III5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a California > Yosemite National Park > Tuolumne Meadows > Fairview Dome
Lowe Route Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Utah > Wasatch Range > Lone Peak Cirque > Question Mark Wall
The Undone Book Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 580', Grade III5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5aUtah > Wasatch Range > Lone Peak Cirque > Summit Wall
Soler Trad, 2 pitches, 280', Grade II5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Wyoming > Devil's Tower > South and East Faces
North East Ridge Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1500', Grade IV5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c North America > Canada > British Columbia > ... > Bugaboo Spire
Beckey-Chouinard Trad, Alpine, 15 pitches, 2000', Grade IV5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b North America > Canada > British Columbia > ... > South Howser Tower
Minor Dihedral Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000', Grade III5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Wyoming > Wind River Range > Deep Lake Area > Haystack Mountain
Ellingwood Ledges Trad, Alpine, Grade III5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Colorado > Alpine Rock > The Crestones
Northeast Face Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200', Grade IV5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Wyoming > Wind River Range > Cirque of the Towers > Pingora
The Casual Route Trad, 8 pitches, 800', Grade II5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > ... > SOB Gully (skier's left sid...
Open Book Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 800', Grade III5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park > Disappointment Peak
Eleventh Hour Trad, 4 pitches, 530', Grade III5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Utah > Wasatch Range > Big Cottonwood Canyon > Sundial
Down South Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 700', Grade III5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Utah > Wasatch Range > Wasatch Alpine Areas > Monte Cristo
The Central Spur Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500', Grade III5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Utah > Wasatch Range > Wasatch Alpine Areas > Dromedary Peak
Cassin Ridge Ice, Alpine, Grade V5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c WI4 Alaska > Denali National Park > Denali
Ramblin' Rose Trad, 6 pitches, 550', Grade II5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Colorado > South Platte > Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... > Wigwam Dome
Lost in Space Trad, 4 pitches, Grade III5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado > South Platte > West Creek > Sheep's Nose
Southeast Face Trad, 5 pitches, Grade II5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4cColorado > South Platte > West Creek > Sheep's Nose
NW Face: Above The Sleeping City Trad, Mixed, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000', Grade III5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b M1 R Utah > Wasatch Range > Wasatch Alpine Areas > Storm Mountain
North East Face, Regular Route Trad, Ice, Alpine, 5 pitches, 3100', Grade IV5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WI2 Utah > Wasatch Range > Wasatch Alpine Areas > Storm Mountain
Northwest Slab Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500', Grade II5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b California > High Sierra > 08 - Bishop Pass and Evolut... > Trapezoid Peak
Austrian Arete Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1500', Grade II5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 California > High Sierra > 09 - Palisades and Surround... > Thunderbolt Peak
Sun Ribbon Arete Trad, Alpine, 22 pitches, 2000', Grade IV5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a California > High Sierra > 09 - Palisades and Surround... > Temple Crag
Moon Goddess Arete Trad, Alpine, 18 pitches, 2000', Grade IV5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c California > High Sierra > 09 - Palisades and Surround... > Temple Crag
West Arete Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1500', Grade IV5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 California > High Sierra > 09 - Palisades and Surround... > Mt. Winchell
East Face/4th Flatiron Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3cColorado > Flatirons > Central > Fourth Flatiron
East Face/Achean Pronouncement Trad, 6 pitches5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Colorado > Flatirons > Central > Achean Pronouncement
Raised On Robbery Trad, 1 pitch, 70'5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Blair (overview) > ... > Lower Blair I
Le Petit Arbre Trad, 2 pitches, 90'5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Wyoming > Vedauwoo > Blair (overview) > ... > Lower Blair I
Northwest Corner (a.k.a. Boving-Pollack Route) Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, Grade III5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Washington > Northwest Region > North Cascades > ... > North Early Winter Spire
Rotten Teeth Trad, 12 pitches, 1200', Grade III5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Colorado > South Platte > Big Rock Candy Mountain
Arch Rock Route Trad, 2 pitches, 250'5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado > South Platte > Elevenmile Canyon > Arch Rock
Throne Room Trad, 3 pitches, 600'5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Colorado > South Platte > Buffalo Creek > The Castle
Comic Relief Trad, 8 pitches, 950', Grade III5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Colorado > Gunnison > Black Canyon of the Gunniso... > ... > SOB Gully (skier's left sid...
Total Abandon Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, Grade IIIWI4+ M4-5 Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Colorado Springs & vicinity > ... > North Face of Pike's Peak
Blind Assumption Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 400'WI5 M5 Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Colorado Springs & vicinity > ... > North Face of Pike's Peak
The Notch Couloir Trad, Snow, Alpine, Grade III5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Mod. Snow Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...
Northwest Face Mixed, Ice, 10 pitches, 2000', Grade IV5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b WI3 M4+ Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Indian Peaks & James Peak W... > Apache Peak
Ol' Dawg Chimney Trad, Mixed, Alpine, 4 pitches, 700', Grade IIIM5 PG13 Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > ... > Andrews Creek & The Gash
Dark Star (probably not Right Chimney) Trad, Mixed, Ice, AlpineWI3+ M5- Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...
Alexander's Chimney Trad, Mixed, Ice, Alpine, Grade IIIWI4 M4 Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > Long's Peak/Mt. Meeker Cirq...
Ham & Eggs Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 10 pitches, 3000', Grade VWI4 M4 Alaska > Denali National Park > Ruth Gorge > Moose's Tooth
Central Corner Trad, 1 pitch5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Colorado > South Platte > Buffalo Creek > Skinner Mountain
Cardiac Crack Trad, 1 pitch, 100'5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Colorado > South Platte > Buffalo Creek > Asshole Rock
Corrugation Corner Trad, 3 pitches, 300'5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corridor > ... > Main Wall
Petered Out Trad, 6 pitches, 1000'5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado > South Platte > Big Rock Candy Mountain
Good Evans Trad, Alpine, Grade II5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Colorado > Alpine Rock > Mt. Evans > The Black Wall
The Barb Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, Grade III5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > ... > Spearhead
Turkey Foot Crack Trad5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Sunshine Wall
Ripsaw/Northeast Ridge Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1300', Grade III5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > ... > Arrowhead
No Escape Buttress, West Arete Trad, Alpine, 10 pitches, 1000', Grade IV5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park > Mount Moran
Red Dihedral (aka "Yggdrasil") Trad, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1500', Grade IV5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b California > High Sierra > 02 - The Sawtooth Ridge > Incredible Hulk
Blitzen Ridge Trad, Alpine5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Ypsilon Mountain
Crestone Peak / North Pillar Trad, Alpine, Grade III5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4cColorado > Alpine Rock > The Crestones
The Prow (Kit Carson) Trad, Alpine, Grade III5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4cColorado > Alpine Rock > The Crestones
Solarian Trad, 4 pitches, 500'5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Colorado > South Platte > Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... > ... > Land that Time Forgot
Teepee Tower Crack Trad, 2 pitches, 250'5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Colorado > South Platte > Wigwam Creek/Lost Creek Wil... > Wigwam Dome
Gonzo's Lament Trad, 4 pitches, 330'5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado > South Platte > Cathedral Spires Area > Sunshine Wall
Andrews' Tower, North Face Trad, Mixed, Alpine, 5 pitches, 800', Grade III5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a M5 PG13 Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > ... > Andrews Creek & The Gash
The Hourglass Couloir Mixed, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1200', Grade IIIM4 Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > RMNP - Mixed/Ice > ... > Arrowhead
Kor's Door Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 550', Grade II5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > ... > Lower East Face
Stettner's Ledges Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 900', Grade III5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > ... > Lower East Face
Rhino Rocket Trad, 3 pitches, 400'5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado > Lyons > St. Vrain Canyons > ... > Guardian Rock
The Ridge Trad, 5 pitches, 500'5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado > Lyons > St. Vrain Canyons > ... > West-Northwest Face
Face Value Trad, 2 pitches, 160'5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado > South Platte > Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... > Helen's Dome
Northwest Buttress Trad, Alpine, 13 pitches, 2000', Grade IV5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado > Alpine Rock > Capitol Peak
Center Dihedral Trad, 4 pitches, 300', Grade III5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Colorado > Colorado Springs > Pangborn's Pinnacle
East Ridge Direct Trad, Mixed, Snow, Alpine, 4 pitches, 3000', Grade III5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a M2-3 Steep Snow R Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Indian Peaks & James Peak W... > Mt. Bancroft
Open Book Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 800', Grade III5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Idaho > The Sawtooth Range > Finger of Fate
Crescent Ridge Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 500', Grade II5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > ... > Pagoda Mountain
Fractured Fairytales Sport, 6 pitches, 800'5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Colorado > South Platte > Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Cam... > Helen's Dome
Alpine Ambition Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 3 pitches, 1000', Grade IIIWI3 M4 Colorado > CO Ice & Mixed > Wolf Creek Pass/San Luis Va... > Sangre De Cristo Mountains
Backbone Ridge Trad, 12 pitches, 2000', Grade IV5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Stuart-Enchantments > Dragontail Peak
Triple Couloirs Mixed, Ice, Snow, 20 pitches, 2500', Grade IVWI3 M3 Steep Snow R Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Stuart-Enchantments > Dragontail Peak
West Ridge Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 400', Grade III5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Washington > Central-East Cascades, Wena... > Stuart-Enchantments > Prusik Peak
Unknown Trad, 2 pitches, 250'5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Colorado > Golden > Golden Gate Canyon SP > Mt. Thorodin
Atlantis Trad, 4 pitches, 500'5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13 California > Southern Sierra > The Needles / Kern River > ... > The Sorcerer
Honcho Boncho Buttress Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1200'5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > Fairchild Mountain
Glacier Gorge Traverse Trad, Alpine, 5000', Grade IV5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Colorado > Alpine Rock > RMNP - Rock > ... > Arrowhead
Liberty Ridge Ice, Snow, Alpine, 10500', Grade IVAI2-3 Steep Snow Washington > Southwest Cascades > Mount Rainier
The North Face Trad, 8 pitches, 700'5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a California > Yosemite National Park > Lower Merced River Canyon > 30 - The Rostrum
McTech Arete Trad, Alpine, 6 pitches, 500', Grade III5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a North America > Canada > British Columbia > ... > Crescent Spire
Reptile Trad, 1 pitch, 50'5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Colorado > South Platte > West Creek > ... > The Brown Wall

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