North American Classic Climbs

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Lowland Rock

Technical difficulties are entirely or almost entirely on rock in usual season. Relatively easy access; lower altitudes with no or minor alpine hazards and influence.

Moderate
  • Third Flatiron - East Face (II, 5.3) (Boulder, CO)
  • Devil's Tower - Durrance Route (II, 5.8) (Devil's Tower National Park, Northeast WY)
  • Whitney-Gilman (Cannon Mtn) (II, 5.7) (Franconia State Park, NH)
  • Ancient Art - Stolen Chimney (II, 5.9 C0 or 5.10+) (Fisher Towers, Near Moab, UT)
  • Fairview Dome - N Face Regular Route (III, 5.9) (Yosemite National Park, CA)
  • Middle Cathedral Rock - East Buttress (IV, 5.9 C0 or 5.10c) (Yosemite National Park, CA)
  • Royal Arches - Regular Route (III, 5.7 C0 or 5.10b) (Yosemite National Park, CA)
  • Lover's Leap - Traveler Buttress (II, 5.9) (Sierra Nevada Range, CA)

Serious
  • Half Dome - Snake Dike (III, 5.7R) (Yosemite National Park, CA)
  • Lost Arrow Spire - Rim to Tip (II, 5.7, C2) (Yosemite National Park, CA)
  • The Yellow Spur (El Dorado Canyon) (III, 5.9) (Near Boulder, CO)
  • Crimson Chrysalis (Red Rocks) (III, 5.8+) (Near Las Vegas) (Top 25)
  • Prince of Darkness (Red Rocks) (III, 5.10c) (Near Las Vegas)
  • Castleton Tower - Kor-Ingalls (III, 5.9+) (Near Moab)
  • The Mace - East Face Regular Route (II+, 5.9+) (Sedona, AZ)
  • Spaceboyz (Potrero Chico) (III, 5.10+) (Nuevo Leon, Mexico)
  • Tahquitz Rock - Whodunnit (II+, 5.9) (San Bernadino Mountains, CA)
  • Spaceshot (IV, 5.7-5.10, C2) (Zion National Park, UT)
  • Devil's Tower - El Matador (III, 5.10d) (Devil's Tower National Park, WY (NE))

Very Serious
  • Epinephrine (Red Rocks) (IV, 5.9) (Near Las Vegas) (Top 25)
  • Eagle Dance (Red Rocks) (IV, 5.10-) (Near Las Vegas)
  • Moonlight Buttress - Lowe-Weiss (V, 5.9, C1) (Zion National Park, UT) (Top 25)
  • Questa Dome - Questa Direct (III, 5.11) (Near Taos, NM)
  • Moses Tower - Primrose Dihedrals (IV, 5.10C C1 or 5.11+) (Canyonlands, Near Moab, UT) (Top 25)
  • Washington Column - South Face (V, 5.8, C1+) (Yosemite National Park, CA)
  • Leaning Tower - West Face (V, 5.7, C2) (Yosemite National Park, CA)
  • The Titan - Finger of Fate (IV, 5.9, C2+) (Fisher Towers, Near Moab, UT)
  • The Naked Edge (El Dorado Canyon) (III, 5.11b) (Near Boulder, CO)
  • Sentinel Rock - Steck-Salathe (V, 5.10b) (Yosemite National Park, CA)
  • Scenic Cruise (Black Canyon) (V, 5.10+) (South-Central CO) (Top 25)

Quite Serious
  • Squamish Chief - Grand Wall (IV, 5.11, A0) (Squamish, BC, Canada) (Top 25)
  • Washington Column - Astroman (IV, 5.11c) (Yosemite National Park, CA) (Top 25)
  • Rainbow Wall - Original Route (Hamilton-Herbst) (Red Rocks) (V, 5.9 A2) (Near Las Vegas)
  • Half Dome - NW Regular Route (VI, 5.9, C1+) (Yosemite National Park, CA) (Top 25)
  • El Capitan - The Nose (VI, 5.9, C2) (Yosemite National Park, CA) (Top 25)
  • El Capitan - Salathe Wall (VI, 5.9, C2) (Yosemite National Park, CA)

Alpine Rock

Technical difficulties are primarily on rock. Includes mountain objective hazards such as weather, rockfall, etc.

Moderate
  • Pigeon Spire - West Ridge (II, 5.4) (Bugaboos, Canada)
  • Mt Conness - West Ridge (III, 5.6) (Sierra Nevada, CA)
  • Cathedral Peak - SE Buttress (III, 5.7) (Sierra Nevada, CA)
  • Crestone Needle - Ellingwood Ledges (III, 5.7) (Sangre de Cristo Range, CO)
  • Matthes Crest - Traverse (III-IV, 5.7-5.8) (Sierra Nevada, CA)
  • Wolf's Head - East Ridge (IV, 5.6) (Cirque of the Towers, WY)
  • Kit Carson Peak - South Prow (III, 5.8) (Sangre de Cristo Range, CO)
  • Castle Mountain - Brewer Buttress (IV, 5.6+) (Banff National Park, Canada)
  • Ellingwood Peak - North Ridge (III, 5.6) (Wind River Range, WY)
  • Mt Whitney - East Face (III, 5.7) (Sierra Nevada, CA)
  • Mt Sir Donald - Northwest Arete (III, 5.2) (Glacier National Park, Canada) (Top 25)
  • Wiwaxy Pk - Grassi Ridge (III, 5.7) (Yoho National Park, Canada)

Serious
  • Elephant's Perch - Mountaineer's Route (III, 5.9) (Sawtooth Range, ID)
  • Mt Gimli - South Ridge (IV, 5.8) (Valhalla Range, Canada)
  • Bugaboo Spire - Northeast Ridge (IV, 5.7) (Bugaboos, Canada) (Top 25)
  • Charlotte Dome - South Face (III, 5.8+) (Sierra Nevada, CA) (Top 25)
  • Grand Teton - Direct Exum Ridge (III, 5.8) (Tetons, WY)
  • Petit Grepon - South Face (III, 5.8) (Rocky Mtn National Park, CO) (Top 25)
  • Hallett Peak - Culp-Bossier (III, 5.8) (Rocky Mtn National Park, CO)
  • Clyde Minaret - Southeast Face (IV, 5.8-5.9+) (Sierra Nevada, CA)
  • Pingora - Northeast Face (IV, 5.8) (Cirque of the Towers, WY)

Very Serious
  • Spearhead - Syke's Sickle (III, 5.10) (Rocky Mtn National Park, CO)
  • Mt Moran - Direct South Buttress (IV-V+, 5.8, C1) (Tetons, WY)
  • Temple Crag - Sun Ribbon Arete (IV, 5.10a) (Sierra Nevada, CA)
  • Long's Peak - Casual Route (IV, 5.10-) (Rocky Mtn National Park, CO)
  • Liberty Bell - Liberty Crack (V, 5.9, C2) (North Cascades National Park, WA)
  • Keeler Needle - East Face (Harding Route) (V, 5.10c) (Sierra Nevada, CA) (Top 25)
  • Mt Slesse - Northeast Buttress (V, 5.9+) (Top 25)
  • South Howser Tower - West Buttress (Beckey-Chouinard) (V, 5.10-) (Bugaboos, Canada) (Top 25)

Quite Serious
  • Lotus Flower Tower - SE Face/The Great Line (V, 5.11a) (NW Territories, Canada) (Top 25)

Alpine Mixed

Include significant amounts of both technical rock and snow/ice. Crampons and ice axe required.

Moderate
  • Forbidden Peak - West Ridge (III, 5.2) (North Cascade NP, WA)
  • Mt Assiniboine - North Ridge (IV, 5.5) (Assiniboine Provincial Park, Canada)
  • Mt Edith Cavell - East Ridge  (III, 5.3) (Jasper National Park, Canada)

Serious
  • Mt Shuksan - Price Glacier (III) (North Cascade NP, WA)
  • Mt Stuart - North Ridge (III, 5.7, or IV, 5.9 for full ridge) (Central Cascade Range, WA)
  • Grand Teton - North Ridge (IV, 5.7+) (Tetons, WY)

Very Serious
  • Mt Temple - East Ridge (IV, 5.7) (Banff National Park, Canada)
  • Mt Alberta - Japanese Route (IV, 5.6) (Banff National Park, Canada)
  • Grand Teton - North Face (IV, 5.8) (Tetons, WY)
  • Mt Edith Cavell - North Face (IV, 5.7) (Jasper National Park, Canada)
  • Mt Robson - North Face (55 deg ice, cl. 5, major mtn) (Top 25) (Robson Provincial Park, Canada)

Quite Serious
  • Peak 11,300' - Southwest Ridge (AK3, 5.8, AI3) (Denali National Park, AK)
  • Devil's Thumb - East Ridge (V, 5.8) (Coastal Range, Canada)
  • Mount Waddington - Southwest Face (V, 5.8) (Coastal Range, Canada)
  • Mount Huntington - West Face (AK5, VI, 5.9, A2)   (Denali National Park, AK) (Top 25)
  • Denali - Cassin Ridge (AK5)  (Denali National Park, AK) (Top 25)


Snow & Ice

Technical difficulties are entirely or almost entirely snow/ice. Includes snow slogs, expeditionary peaks with no or very minor rock sections, and frozen waterfalls.

Moderate
  • Mt Athabasca - North Face (III, 5.4, 60-75 deg ice) (Jasper National Park, Canada)
  • Pico Orizaba - North Side (Walking) (Mexico)
  • Mt Mendel - Mendel Couloir (III, 60 deg, cl. 5) (Sierra Nevada Range, CA)
  • Stairway to Heaven (WI4) (Silverton, CO)

Serious
  • High on Boulder (III, WI5) (Cody, WY)
  • Bridalveil Falls (III, WI5) (Valdez, AK)
  • Bourgeau Left (IV, WI5, 4P) (Banff, AB, Canada)
  • Mt Rainier - Liberty Ridge (IV, 45 deg, cl. 5) (Mt Rainier National Park, WA) (Top 25)
  • Mt Robson - Kain Face (45 deg) (Robson Provincial Park, Canada)

Very Serious
  • Keystone Greensteps (III, WI5) (Valdez, AK) (Top 25)
  • The Sorcerer (III, WI5) (North Ghost Region, AB, Canada)
  • Stairway to Heaven (IV, WI5 to 7+) (Provo, UT)
  • Polar Circus (Cirrus Mt) (V, WI5) (Banff National Park, Canada) (Top 25)
  • Denali - Muldrow Glacier (AK2) (Denali National Park, AK)
  • Mt Fairweather - Carpe (SE) Ridge (AK4) (Glacier Bay National Park, AK)
  • Moose's Tooth - Ham & Eggs (AI IV/V) (Denali National Park) (Top 25)

Quite Serious
  • Mt Hunter - West Ridge (AK3) (Denali National Park, AK)
  • Mt Logan - East Ridge (Major high altitude ridge, difficult snow & ice, severe weather, objective hazard) (Kluan National Park, Yukon, Canada) (Top 25)