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Direct Route 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R CO : Boulder : Flatirons
Southeast Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows
High Exposure 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b NY : The Gunks : The Trapps
Snake Dike 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley
The Bastille Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
Rewritten 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
Double Cross 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Hidden Valley Campground
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The Yellow Spur 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CO : Boulder : Eldorado Canyon SP
Epinephrine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NV : Red Rock : Black Velvet Canyon
The Nose 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C2 CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley
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Slab Climbing Techniques

Friction climbing —holdless slab climbing— can be effortless or desperate, or both at the same time. Strength plays no role; there’s nothing to pull on. Technique and mindset are paramount. Friction climbs typically involve long runouts between the stances where a first ascensionist was willing and able to stop and drill a bolt. The easiest path to that next bolt may not be a straight line. ...
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