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Jan 25, 2013
The step-around on Left (or Right, I forget) Ski Track (Tahquitz) was an awesome, exposed move.
Also, the exposed hand-foot match and mantle on the crux of Holy Moley (New Jack City) was rad. Good, butt puckering move!
William Domhart
From Ventucky, CA
Joined Sep 22, 2011
0 points
Jan 25, 2013
Crux sequence over the Mummy Roof on Yellow Wall at the Gunks. JohnWesely
From Red River Gorge
Joined Nov 21, 2009
590 points
Jan 25, 2013
Second pitch of Living on the Edge (Snow Canyon in Saint George) - you have to reach around a bulge to a blind jug and then pull out into big exposure over an arch. Austin Baird
From SLC, Utah
Joined Apr 26, 2009
20 points
Jan 25, 2013
Mantle moves are the ones that always get me. Two come to mind. The last pitch on South Sixshooter in Indian Creek. The pro below the move is pretty far away and the move is all balance with a solid smooth wall in your face with no holds at all as you're trying to trying to stand up without pitching off backwards. The other is on the first pitch of Hair City on the Bastille in Eldo. Same thing, just harder. John Keller
Joined Aug 29, 2001
0 points
Jan 25, 2013
The famous step onto the Upper Exum ridge from Wallstreet on the Grand comes to mind, as does the namesake move on Commitment, 5 Open Books, Yosemite. Both moves require total commitment and lots of exposure. Andy Novak
From Golden, Co
Joined Aug 22, 2007
5 points
Jan 25, 2013
Stepping out of the "mouth" on Monkey Face Spire comes to mind

I'll probably never forget that.
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Dec 21, 2009
25 points
Jan 25, 2013
the flake on CCK Direct at the Gunks jumped to mind immediately. I am not sure why. robrobrobrob
Joined Oct 23, 2012
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Jan 25, 2013
The step around into the chimney on Eichorn Pinnacle from the Cathedral link up is probably the most memorable easy move ever. +1 for the move on commitment, that was my second ever trad lead and i'll never forget that one. The section of orange rock on the Higher Cathedral Spire regular route is pretty amazing as well. I remember rapping back down that pitch so my friend could lead it as well. The swing around to invert (if you choose to) on Big Bob's Big Wedge is pretty amazing. Wow this instantly turned into a paragraph. Clayton Knudson
From Moab, UT
Joined Oct 16, 2011
10 points
Jan 25, 2013
Bullet the New Sky at NRG. After the crux, there's a sequence of maybe 10 or 15 moves that is just too perfect to be true. sanz
From Raleigh, NC
Joined Nov 7, 2011
185 points
Jan 25, 2013
The relatively easy move pulling a big roof at the top of the crux pitch on Polaris in Squamish was incredible. You reach around the roof blind, find jugs, cut feet and throw a heel up with 1000 feet of serious exposure beneath you. The setting in North Gully is spectacular. Shelton Hatfield
Joined Apr 18, 2011
140 points
Jan 25, 2013
Stepping off the first belay ledge of plesant overhangs, Seneca rocks West Virginia makes for a memorable pitch Stephen Ackley
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Apr 21, 2011
565 points
Jan 25, 2013
Pulling around the corner on High-E. Eric Engberg
Joined Apr 28, 2009
0 points
Jan 25, 2013
Any layback moves followed by lunge to a jug,,,and a wonderful finger jam crack to finish.. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
505 points
Jan 25, 2013
Sinestra ? in the creek the move to the left . splitter to thin hands corner .. if yer short with big hands this move is hard. Devin Fin
Joined Jan 14, 2010
2,860 points
Jan 25, 2013
the moves getting to the 3rd bolt on party in the desert at the corral wall in joshua tree. Balancey and committing, with the bolt just far enough below you to keep things interesting.

Right at this spot (not my picture)
Keenan Waeschle
From Bozeman, MT
Joined Feb 8, 2010
165 points
Jan 25, 2013
Agreed the move on sinestra is wild
You put your foot on a just barely big enough edge and tip over untill you can grab the other crack. I think I held my breath for like 30 seconds while making the move.
Martin Harris
Joined Jan 3, 2016
95 points
Jan 25, 2013
The sword-fighter move on Bagatelle at Devils Lake! It's a long dynamic move straight to the right with a good left sidepull and left foot; you lose the right foot during the deadpoint and the right hand goes for a gaston at the level of your left hand. It looks almost like firing a bow, only with both hands swiveled. Tom Mulholland
From #1 Cheese Producing State!
Joined Apr 16, 2010
30 points
Jan 25, 2013
The last two moves before the ledge on P1 of Heinous Cling, Smith Rock. Mr. Holmes
From Cascade West
Joined Dec 6, 2010
0 points
Jan 25, 2013
The crux of "Airshow" at Moore's Wall is the most memorable 5.8 sequence I've ever done - also the hardest. Overhanging, hand jam to a crimp, then cross over to the jug, after a pretty sustained route and another "5.8" crux already below you - I've seen plenty of strong climbers struggle on that last roof. But there are a lot of memorable sequences at that crag (Zombie Woof).

I think the crux finger locks on "Fine Jade" in Castle Valley are right up there for me though. It was my first 5.11 in the desert and the setting can't be beat. We also did the North Face of Castleton that day and the end of the first pitch is a gem as well.
Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,205 points
Jan 25, 2013
it's not super hard; not even the crux of the climb, but turning the first roof on Legacy (11a) at the NRG, with its perfect fingerlock and backstep foot right where you need it is one of my favorites. Every time I do it, I've just got a grin on my face. camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,190 points
Jan 25, 2013
The facey crux sequence on Eiger Direct.


The cryptic sequence of Ten-Digit Dialing.

both in CCC
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
40 points
Jan 25, 2013
+1 on the exposed move from Wall Street to the start of the upper exum. Not too technical, but damn, you really feel that air below you. Ryan N
From Bellingham, WA
Joined May 21, 2009
0 points
Jan 25, 2013
How about the crux sequence of the South East Arete of the Second Flatiron?
Terrific exposure for the grade!
The best part is thinking about how Kor soloed it for it's first ascent when you're dealing with the exposure.

However, my favorite sequences are the starts of T2 & Young Good Free Face (thanks MB for pushing me to solos those out!). Work them out as boulder problems them link them together as a nice bouldery sequence of supper classic pulling!
J. Broussard
From CordryCorner
Joined Feb 21, 2011
30 points
Jan 25, 2013
Getting to that perfect jam on the second pitch of Triassic Sands in Red Rocks.

Fingerlocking the reach on Davidson's Dihedral, Paradise Forks.

As for a route, Kissing Couple, in western Colorado.
ryan albery
From van world
Joined Mar 20, 2009
230 points
Jan 25, 2013
For me it's Supercrack. Not that it's hard or anything, just that I get past the pedestal & the little roof into the blue camalots and it just flows.
It just feels perfect, like I'm flying up the crack. I get this stupid grin on my face & feel like laughing. When I hit the chains I'm always sad it's over.
From Billings, MT
Joined Dec 20, 2011
105 points
Jan 25, 2013
Hands down, it's the 5.8 Cave Exit on the Book, Lumpy Ridge, Rocky Mountain National Park. Colorado. Malcolm Daly
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
295 points

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