Fifty Classic Climbs of North America

50 Classic Climbs of North America
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Steve Roper

Fifty Classic Climbs Of North America is a climbing guidebook and history written by Steve Roper and Allen Steck.
Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, (1979), ISBN: 0-87156-292-8

Mount Logan

Mt. Logan
This has been attributed to the difficulty of some of the Alaskan and Canadian routes (the Hummingbird Ridge of Mount Logan has never been repeated by the original route ).
1965 Hummingbird Ridge (South Ridge). Dick Long, Allen Steck, Jim Wilson, John Evans, Franklin Coale Sr. and Paul Bacon (US) over 30 days, mid-July to Mid-August. Fred Beckey remarked: "When they got back we just couldn't believe that they had climbed that thing. We didn't think they had a chance". Featured in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Bugaboo Spire

Bugaboo Spire, East Ridge III 5.7
thumb|left|The east face of Bugaboo Spire.This route tackles the right-hand skyline in the east face photo. Gain the Bugaboo/Crescent col by making your way up the Crescent Glacier to its highest point and scrambling (4th class) up the extreme left side of a slabby grey-green area for about 180m. You are then on the ridge joining Crescent and Bugaboo; follow blocks and a large crack up this to the "rope-up terrace", a white area where dykes on the east face join the ridge. From here, 12 pitches up to 5.8 (or so) gain the north summit. A few meters before the north summit, a rappel (pitons) down the east face about 6m takes you to a ledge. Follow this behind a large boulder and more ledges to a flat area south of the north summit. Follow an exposed 4th class ridge down about 160m to a col and then follow cracks in the slab ahead to a distinct notch. From here, you can rappel down ramps to the south and follow ledges to above the gendarme on the Kain route. Alternatively, you can climb horizontal cracks above at 5.10 to the south summit. From either place, follow the Kain route down; 6 or so rappels and some 4th + 3rd class downclimbing. One of the "50 Classic Climbs of North America"

Liberty Bell Mountain

Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell Mountain, Liberty Crack V 5.9 A3
Liberty Crack is featured in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Forbidden Peak

Forbidden Peak, West Ridge II 5.6
Forbidden Peak features a rock climbing route named West Ridge route which is featured in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Sierra Club Books

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The first edition was published in 1979, by Sierra Club Books in the United States and in Great Britain by the now defunct Diadem Books.
Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, Steve Roper & Allen Steck (1979) ISBN: 0-87156-292-8

Mount Sir Donald

Mount Sir Donald, Northwest Arete III 5.2
Its good rock quality and classic Matterhorn shape make it popular for alpine rock climbers, and the Northwest Arete route is included in the popular book Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Howser Spire

South Howser Tower
South Howser Tower, West Buttress V 5.8 A2 or 5.10
The Beckey-Chouinard / West Buttress route is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.

Mount Edith Cavell

Edith Cavell
Mount Edith Cavell, North Face IV 5.7
The North Face route is included as a classic climb in Steck and Roper's Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Abruzzi Ridge (Mount Saint Elias)

Abruzzi Ridge
Mount Saint Elias, Abruzzi Ridge
Although listed in the influential guidebook Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, the route is rarely climbed today due to glacial changes and the danger of icefall avalanches from the northeast face.

Allen Steck

Fifty Classic Climbs Of North America is a climbing guidebook and history written by Steve Roper and Allen Steck.
Steck and Roper also wrote the book Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, first published in 1979.

Liberty Crack

Liberty Bell Mountain, Liberty Crack V 5.9 A3
The Liberty Crack is a technical rock climbing route on Liberty Bell Mountain near Washington Pass and is featured in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

North face (Grand Teton)

North Face
Grand Teton, North Face IV 5.8
The route is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.

North Ridge (Grand Teton)

North Ridge
Grand Teton, North Ridge IV 5.7
The route is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.

Petit Grepon

Petit Grepon, South Face III 5.7
The South Face route of Petit Grepon is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.

Mount Rainier

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Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge
The Liberty Ridge Route, grade IV, was first climbed by Ome Daiber, Arnie Campbell and Jim Burrow in 1935 and is listed as one of the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America by Steve Roper and Allen Steck.

Castleton Tower

Castleton Tower, Kor-Ingalls Route III 5.9
The Tower is world-renowned as a subject for photography and for its classic rock climbing routes, the most famous of which is the Kor-Ingalls Route featured in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Lotus Flower Tower

Lotus Flower Tower V 5.8 A2 or 5.10
The striking route was recognized as one of the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and has been called "one of the most aesthetically beautiful rock faces in the world".

Slesse Mountain

Slesse Mountain, Northeast Buttress V 5.9 A2
This climb is featured in Roper and Steck's Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Lower Exum Ridge Route

Direct Exum Ridge
Grand Teton, Direct Exum Ridge III 5.6
The complete route is listed as the Direct Exum Ridge Route in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Grand Teton

Teton
Grand Teton, North Face IV 5.8 Grand Teton, North Ridge IV 5.7 Grand Teton, Direct Exum Ridge III 5.6
The most popular route up the mountain is via the Upper Exum Ridge Route (II, 5.5) on the Exum Ridge, an exposed route first climbed by Glenn Exum, co-founder of Exum Mountain Guides. Much of the climbing is fourth class, with one wide step from the end of Wall Street Ledge to the Ridge comprising the first stretch of technical climbing. Other notable pitches include the Golden Stair (immediately following the traverse from Wall Street Ledge), the Friction Pitch (considered the most difficult pitch on the route), and the V-Pitch. The direct start of the Exum Ridge using the Lower Exum Ridge Route (III, 5.7,) is considered a mountaineering classic and is featured in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Ellingwood Ledges

Ellingwood AreteEllingwood Ledges RouteNortheast Buttress
Crestone Needle, Ellingwood Ledges III 5.7
The Ellingwood Ledges Route is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

Durrance Route

Devil’s Tower, Durrance Route II 5.6-5.7
The route is recognized in the historic climbing text, Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, and other guide books.

Direct South Buttress (Mount Moran)

Direct South Buttress
Mount Moran, Direct South Buttress IV 5.7 A3
The route is featured in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.

The Nose (El Capitan)

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El Capitan, Nose Route VI 5.11 A3
It is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America and considered a classic around the world.