My "To-Climb" List

Climbs I hope to do and climbing areas I hope to get to, from close to home to far and wide around the world. This list is by no means exhaustive and it is always growing.

Looking for partners!

In the time since I moved to Colorado in Summer 2019, I have met some awesome climbing partners and had some awesome adventures. Even so, I am always looking for partners who are athletic, motivated, fun, and live for long days in the mountains moving efficiently over large amounts of technical terrain. Please shoot me an email ( if you are interested!

To-Climb List by state

States are listed in order of how close they are to my home in Boulder, Colorado. Expand dropdown lists to see specific climbs I'd like to do.


(Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon, ...)

I moved to Boulder in Summer 2019, and I am psyched to explore more of what the state has to offer. Already I have climbed several awesome routes. But for every climb I tick off my to-do list, a few more are added....

Rocky Mountain National Park:

Lumpy Ridge:

Black Canyon of the Gunnison (roughly in order of difficulty):

       North Rim:

  South Rim:

South Platte:

Pikes Peak:

Mt. Evans:

Indian Peaks:

Colorado National Monument:

The Crestones:

Pine River:



(Wind Rivers, Tetons, Vedauwoo,  ...)

I've made a few trips into the Cirque of the Towers, Deep Lake, and Tetons, but still have some climbs I'd like to do in these areas.

Cirque of the Towers:

Deep Lake:

Wind Rivers:


Devil's Tower:

Laramie Range area:

Sinks Canyon:

Wild Iris:


(Moab, Indian Creek, Zion, ...)

With my academic schedule and home in Washington (until 2019), I've only been able to squeeze in a couple of late-summer climbing trips to climb desert towers in Moab or a few cragging routes in Zion, but I've never climbed anything big in Zion and I have only climbed a few times in Indian Creek. But hopefully more now that I live a fair bit closer.

Moab desert towers:

Indian Creek:


New Mexico

(Questa Dome, ...)

I've never climbed in New Mexico, but there's got to be some good rock climbing there and I'd like to check it out.

South Dakota

(Needles, Rushmore area, ...)

I've climbed only a couple of times in South Dakota, but there's got to be some good rock climbing there and I'd like to check it out.


(Blodgett Canyon, Gallatin, ...)

I've only made one climbing trip to Montana (where I climbed a bunch of classics over the course of two weeks), but I just loved the Montana vibe and will be back to check out more climbing here.

Blodgett Canyon:


(Elephant's Perch, Sawtooths, City of Rocks, ...)

I've only climbed a few times in Idaho, at City of Rocks and Elephant's Perch, and I'd go back to either location to climb some more.


City of Rocks:


(Red Rocks, ...)

I just love Red Rocks. I've been there several times, but every time I leave with a few more climbs added to my list. There's a lifetime worth of climbing there.

Red Rocks:

      Routes <500 feet (roughly in order of difficulty)

      Routes >500 ft and <1000 feet (roughly in order of difficulty)

      Routes >1000 feet (roughly in order of difficulty)


(Cochise, Sedona, ...)

The extent of my Arizona climbing is just a few Winter Break trips to Cochise Stronghold and Sedona. It is a great winter climbing destination and I plan to return to Cochise for sure.

Cochise Stronghold (roughly in order of difficulty):

       East Side:

  West Side:

Sedona (roughly in order of difficulty):


(Sierra, Yosemite, Needles, Tahquitz, Joshua Tree, ...)

California has some awesome granite and I've climbed a fair bit in the High Sierra and Yosemite, but still have a lot of great routes on my list. And some routes have been so good I'd happily repeat them.



Southern CA:


(Cascades, Smith Rock, Trout Creek...)

There's not a huge lot of rock climbing in Oregon outside of Smith Rock and Trout Creek (both areas I'd go to if I were passing by but not make a special trip for), but someday I need to get to the top of Mt. Hood. 


(North Cascades, Pasayten, Olympics, Rainier, ...)

Washington was my home state from 2008-2019, so I've climbed a lot there, but still have several objectives remaining on my list....

Single summits/climbs:

Trips with multiple days/summits:

Canada (mostly BC)

(Chehalis, Pasayten, Squamish, Canadian Rockies, Bugaboos, Valhallas, ...)

I've done several climbing trips into southern British Columbia and been to the Bugaboos a few times, but there is just so much terrain and so many things left to climb!

Squamish (this list is sort of short at the moment because I have done a lot of the routes that were once on it!):

Chehalis Range:

Pasayten/Cathedral Provincial Park:


Canadian Rockies:

Coast Range:

Other areas:


I've never climbed in Alaska, but hopefully someday I'll get the opportunity.


(Dolomites, Alps, Himalaya, Patagonia, ...)

Besides for a couple of hikes in the Swiss Alps and a few days in the Italian Dolomites, I've not really climbed at all outside of North America. But there are so many cool areas I'd like to check out, when/if I have time/money...


South America:

South Asia:

New Zealand:



Fify classic climbs of north america

Also on my "to-climb" list are any climbs from Fifty Classic Climbs of North America (by Steck and Roper) and Fred Beckey's 100 Favorite North American Climbs (by none other than Fred Beckey). These two lists are provided below for reference. I have climbed a handful of these great routes, and have linked respective trip reports (if I have climbed via a different route, the link is given for the main formation rather than the route). Lots of great routes in my climbing future!

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