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:

  • Aiguille de Fleur, East Roofs (5.9, 4p), Original East Face (5.9+, 7p)

  • Alberta Falls Wall, Alberta Falls Wall (5.11, 5p)

  • Arrowhead, Ithica (5.11c, 6p), South Ridge (5.10, 7p)

  • Astro Tower, Secret Garden (5.9+, 3p)

  • Cathedral Wall, Sublime Buttress (5.11c R, 7p)

  • Chasm View Wall, Babies R Us (5.12-, 5p), Invisible Wall (5.12a, 6p)

  • Chief's Head, Ten Little Indians (5.11a, 11p), Flight of the Kiwi (5.10d, 11p)

  • The Diamond, basically anything, I'd repeat routes over and over on The Diamond just because I love it up there. Routes I still have not done and want to do include The Obelisk (5.11b) and Hearts and Arrows (5.12)

  • Fairchild Mountain, Honcho Boncho Buttress (5.7, 13p)

  • The Foil, Poc Club (5.11+, 5p)

  • Hallett Peak, Storm Riders (5.10a, 6p), South Buttress Direct (5.9, 9p), Hesse-Ferguson (5.9, 7p)

  • Longs Peak, Lower East Face, Diagonal Direct (5.11c, 7p)

  • McHenrys Peak, LV426 (5.11b, 9p)

  • Mt. Meeker, Main Vein (5.11c, 4p)

  • Notchtop Mountain, Spiral Route (5.4)

  • Pagoda Mountain, South/Crescent Ridge (5.6)

  • Palisades, Great White Tower, Cold Turkey Waltz (5.10c, 3p)

  • Palisades, Wisteria Tower, Autumn Sonata (5.10c, 4p)

  • Powell Peak, Corporate Ladder (5.11, 3p)

  • Ships Prow, Scots on the Rocks (5.10a, 4p), The Nose (5.9)

  • Taylor Peak, The Garmar (5.10a R, 9p)

  • Ypsilon Mountain, To the Lighthouse (5.9, 8p)

Lumpy Ridge:

  • Left Book, Beelzebub (5.7 R, 3p)

  • Crescent Wall, Finger Lickin' Good (5.11a, 2p), Pressure Drop (5.11a, 1p)

  • Little Twin Owls, Finger Crack (5.11b, 1p)

  • Twin Owls, Crack of Fear (5.10d, 3p)

  • Sundance Buttress, Mr. President (5.10d, 5p), Idiot Wind (5.10b/c, 7p)

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

North Rim:

  • Newberry's Delight (5.9, 4p), Newberry's Slabs area

  • Magical Mystery Tour (5.9, 6p), Guppy Amphitheater

  • Musical Partners (5.10, 6p), North Chasm View Wall

  • Cloak & Dagger (5.10+, 6p), Comic Relief Buttress

  • Modern Day Migs (5.10+, 6p), Comic Relief Buttress

  • Ghost Dancer (5.10+, 7+p), The Aretes

  • Great White Wall (5.10+, 11p), Long Draw

  • Southern Arete (5.10+, 18p), The Aretes

  • Kachina Wings (5.11-, 6p), North Chasm View Wall

  • Dark Matter (5.11 (.9R),12p), Long Draw

  • Atlantis (5.11, 16p), Prisoner of Your Hairdo Gully

  • Standup Comic (5.11+, 7p), Comic Relief Buttress

  • Dylan Wall (5.12-, 6+p), North Chasm View Wall

South Rim:

  • Alimony (5.9, 3p), Alimony Wall

  • Ground Control to Major Tom (5.9 (.7R), 10p), Chillumstone Gully

  • Gimme the Loot (5.10+, ~10p), Cedar Point Gully

  • Dark Star (5.10+, 13p), Cedar Point Gully

  • Black Snake (5.11, 8p), Dragon Point Gully

  • Crystal Vision (5.11-, 14p), South Chasm View Wall

  • El Padre (5.11, 13p), South Chasm View Wall

  • The Shadowlands (5.11, ~10p), Cedar Point Gully

  • Astrodog (5.11+, 13p), South Chasm View Wall

  • Tague Yer Time (5.12, 15p), South Chasm View Wall

South Platte:

  • Turkey Rocks & Thunder Ridge (several routes...)

  • Cathedral Spires (several routes.....)

  • Staunton State Park (several routes)

  • Big Rock Candy Mountain

  • The Castle (several routes...)

Pikes Peak:

  • Arching Jams (5.10b/c, 5p), Pericle Rock

  • Finger Fanger (5.9+, 4p), Bigger Bagger

  • Three Dragons (5.10+, 4p), Corinthian Column

  • The Flame, The Sphinx

  • The Feather Route

  • Sunnyvale

  • I hear tell there are lots more routes down there too....

Mt. Evans:

  • The Black Wall, Cannonball Corner (5.10+, 500')

  • The Black Wall, Rainbow Highway (5.10c/d, 800')

Indian Peaks:

  • Kasparov Traverse (5.9)

  • Lone Eagle Peak, North Ridge (5.7)

Colorado National Monument:

  • Kissing Couple, Long Dong Wall (5.11a, 5p)

  • several other routes...

The Crestones:

  • Kit Carson Mountain, The Prow (5.8 R)

Pine River:

  • The Pope's Nose, Central Buttress (5.10 A0+, 1200')


  • Independence Pass

  • Poudre Canyon


(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:

  • Mitchell, North Face Center (5.9, 1000')

  • Warbonnet, Feather Buttress (5.10+ R, 1000')

  • Wolf's Head, South Face Right (5.10a, 4p), White Buffalo (5.12, 5p)

Deep Lake:

  • Haystack, Major Dihedral (5.9 C1 R, 1500')

  • Lost Temple Spire, Separation Anxiety (5.11a, 9p), North Prow (5.11a, 9p), Southwest Arête (5.10b, 7p)

  • Deep Lake Traverse

Wind Rivers:

  • Ambush Peak (Arsenault-Bouchard)

  • Monolith (Discovery)

  • Gannett Peak

  • Squaretop (ACDC)


  • Cathedral Buttress (The Snaz)

  • Mt. Moran (South Buttress Right, Direct South Buttress)

Fremont Canyon:

  • Still several awesome routes I have yet to climb!

Devil's Tower:

  • Still several awesome routes I have yet to climb!

Laramie Range area:

  • lots of stuff

Sinks Canyon:

  • never been, gotta check it out

Wild Iris:

  • never been, gotta check it out


(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:

  • Ancient Art, Stolen Chimney (5.10 A0, 4p)

  • Dark Angel, West Face (5.11, 2p)

  • Lighthouse Tower, Lonely Vigil (5.10, 5p), Poseidon Adventure (5.10 R, 4p)

  • Moses, Primrose Dihedrals (5.11+, 7p)

  • Owl Rock, West Crack (5.8, 1p)

  • Priest, Honeymoon Chimney (5.11a, 4p)

  • The Rectory, Fine Jade (5.11, 4-5p)

  • Sister Superior, Jah Man (5.10c, 5p)

  • Three Gossips, West Face (5.11, 3p)

  • Washer Woman, In Search of Suds (5.10+, 6p)

Indian Creek:

  • North Six Shooter, Lightning Bolt Cracks (5.11-, 3-4p)

  • Plus literally 100's of other routes....


  • Namaste Wall

  • Moonlight Buttress, Clean Aid (5.8 C1, 1200')

  • The Spearhead, Iron Messiah (5.10b, 1000')

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.

  • Questa Dome, Question of Balance (5.11- PG13, 600')

  • Any other great climbs in this state that I am not aware of...

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.

  • Custer State Park Needles

  • Rushmore area

  • Any other great climbs in this state that I am not aware of...


(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:

  • The Prow, Timebinder (5.11, 900')

  • Nez Perce Spire, SW Buttress (5.10c R, 800')


(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.


  • Elephant's Perch, Splitburger-March direct (5.1b, 7p); Direct Beckey (5.11b, 12p) (again)

  • EP Arete (next to Elephant's Perch)

  • I've only climbed Elephant's Perch so far, but Finger of Fate and Warbonnet look fun

City of Rocks:

  • numerous routes I haven't done yet


(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)

  • Black Magic (5.8, 500'), Lotta Balls Wall, First Creek Canyon

  • Lotta Balls (5.8+, 480'), Lotta Balls Wall, First Creek Canyon

  • The Black Pearl (5.9, 170'), Jackrabbit Buttress, Juniper Canyon

  • Risky Business (10c, 380'), Mescalito, Pine Creek Canyon

  • The Nightcrawler (again) (10c, 445'), Brownstone Wall, Juniper Canyon

  • Red Zinger (10d, 180'), Oak Creek Canyon

  • The Next Century (10d, 200'), Mescalito, Pine Creek Canyon

  • Breakaway (10d, 240'), Refrigerator Wall, Icebox Canyon

  • Fear and Loathing (10d, 400'), Gemstone Gully, Pine Creek Canyon

  • Bighorn Buttress (11a, 390'), Lost Creek Canyon, Willow Springs

  • Seppuku (11a, 450'), The Blood Wall, Oak Creek Canyon

  • Slick Willy (11b, 270'), Mt. Wilson

  • Voyager (11b, 400'), Challenger Wall, Pine Creek Canyon

  • Free Willy (11c, 220'), Mt. Wilson

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

  • Black Dagger (5.8, 680'), Brownstone Wall, Juniper Canyon

  • Jubilant Song (5.8, 770'), Windy Peak

  • Community Pillar (5.8+, 790'), Magic Mountain, Pine Creek Canyon

  • Rainbow Buttress (5.8+, 800'), Eagle Wall, Oak Creek Canyon

  • Hot Fudge Thursday (5.9, 930'), Windy Peak

  • Johnny Vegas (5.7, 480') + Arch Enemy (5.9, 450'), Solar Slab, Oak Creek Canyon

  • Unimpeachable Groping (10b, 700'), Ginger Buttress, Juniper Canyon

  • X15 (11a, 540'), Challenger Wall, Pine Creek Canyon

  • Jupiter 2 (11c, 510'), Challenger Wall, Pine Creek Canyon

  • Drifting (11c, 510'), Jet Stream Wall, Pine Creek Canyon

  • Line of Addiction (11d, 800'), Pirate Wall, Oak Creek Canyon

  • Cloud Tower (11d, 800'), Juniper Canyon

Routes >1000 feet (roughly in order of difficulty)

  • Resolution Arete (10c C1, 2500'), Mt. Wilson

  • Gift of the Wind Gods (10d, 1500'), Aeolian Wall, Mt. Wilson

  • The Warrior (11a, 1050'), Cactus Flower Tower, Oak Creek Canyon

  • Lone Star (11a, 2000'), Black Velvet Wall, Black Velvet Canyon

  • Levitation 29 (11c, 1060'), Eagle Wall, Oak Creek Canyon

  • Texas Hold 'Em (11c, 1090'), Black Velvet Wall, Black Velvet Canyon

  • Dogma (11c, 2000'), Horseshoe Wall, Mt. Wilson

  • Rainbow Wall Original Route (5.12a, 1160'), Rainbow Wall, Juniper Canyon


(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:

  • The Stain (5.2 R, 2p), Across the Way - Waterfall Dome

  • Practically Perfect (5.4, 2p), Lost Canyon - Polychrome Dome

  • Right/Left Dike Route (5.8 R, 1p), Rockfellow Group - Hawk Pinnacle

  • Dancing in the Dragons Jaws (5.9, 1p), Rockfellow Group - Hawk Pinnacle

  • Headkeeper (5.9, 3p), In the Shadows - Lower Lost Tower

  • Honey on Peaches (5.10, 2p), In the Shadows - Lower Lost Tower

  • Echoes (5.10-, 4p), Entrance Environs - Entrance Dome

  • Cochise Dome Triple Direct (5.10- R, 5p), Dome Park - Cochise Dome

  • Knead Me (5.10- R, 4p), Rockfellow Group - Rockfellow Dome

  • The Labyrinth (5.10, 5p), Rockfellow Group - Rockfellow Dome

  • Falconlore (5.10+, 3p), Entrance Environs - Entrance Dome

  • Chalkdust Torture (5.11-, 3p), Rockfellow Group - Bastion Towers

  • Abracadaver (5.11-, 5p), Rockfellow Group - Rockfellow Dome

  • Learning to Fly (5.11, 1p), Rockfellow Group - Hawk Pinnacle

  • The Way the World Ends (5.11, 6p), Rockfellow Group - End Pinnacle

  • Cap'm Pissgums (5.11, 6p), Rockfellow Group - End Pinnacle

  • Uncarved Block (5.11 R, 5p), Rockfellow Group - End Pinnacle

  • Pyrokinesis (5.11+, 1p), In the Shadows - Beginning Pinnacle

  • Magnus Veritas (5.11+, 4p), Rockfellow Group - End Pinnacle

  • Cliffhanger (5.11+, 4p), Rockfellow Group - Rockfellow Dome

  • Be All, End All (5.11+, 5p), Rockfellow Group - End Pinnacle

  • Sound of One Hand Thrashing (5.11+ R, 5 p), Rockfellow Group - Rockfellow Dome

  • You're Entering a World of Pain (5.12-, 1p), East Side Crags - The Lebowski Wall

  • Infinite Divisibility (5.12-, 2p), Entrance Environs - Out of Towers Dome

  • White Line Fever (5.12, 1p), In the Shadows - Lower Lost Tower

  • The Maw (5.12, 3p), Rockfellow Group - Bastion Towers

  • Jabberwock (5.12 R, 4p), Rockfellow Group - Rockfellow Dome

West Side:

  • The End of an Era (5.6, 4p), Headline Dome

  • Cruise Corner (5.7, 1p), Hideout Wall

  • The Sneezes of 10,000 Butterflies (5.7, 1p), Window Dome

  • Moby Dick (5.8, 6p), Whale Dome

  • Frankenelly (5.8R, 3p), Warpath Dome

  • Fax Crack (5.9-, 1p), Crackathon

  • Ranch Hands (5.9, 1p), The Sheepshead

  • Knuckles Great Unknown Moderate (5.9, 2p), Knuckles Dome

  • Warpath (5.9, 3p), Warpath Dome

  • Dreamscape Buttress (5.9, 3p), Westworld Dome

  • We Expect You (5.9, 4p), Mt. Chaktar

  • Unknown Face and Crack (5.9R, 2p), Westworld Dome

  • Crystal Gardens (5.10-, 1p), Lappy McDome

  • Love Lettuce (5.10-, 1p), Lappy McDome

  • Bruise the Rooster (5.10-, 2p), The Sheepshead

  • Ghosts of the Past (5.10-, 4p), Mt. Chaktar

  • Phony Pony (5.10-, 5p), The Sheepshead

  • Ides of Middlemarch (5.10-, 5p), The Sheepshead

  • Max Headwall (5.10, 1p), Boulder Dome

  • Paleface (5.10, 1p), Paleface Slab

  • Have You Seen It? (5.10, 2p), The Muttonhead

  • Poultry Emulsion (5.10, 2p), The Sheepshead

  • Unknown Dihedral (5.10, 2p), Garlic Dome

  • Tour Buses Welcome (5.10, 3p), The Muttonhead

  • Warpaint (5.10+, 5p), Westworld Dome

  • Get the Flock Out of Here (5.10+, 5p), The Sheepshead

  • The Last Roundup (5.10+, 5p), The Sheepshead

  • Tombstone Crack (5.11-, 1p), The Tombstone

  • Cotimundi Corner (5.11-, 1p), Westworld Dome

  • In Water There is Life (5.11-, 3p), The Muttonhead

  • In Vino Veritas (5.11-, 3p), The Muttonhead

  • Unmitigated Audacity (5.11-, 5p), The Sheepshead

  • Blood Brother (5.11-, 4p), Whale Dome

  • Royal Scam (5.11-, 5p), Mt. Chaktar

  • Stampede (5.11-, 7p), The Sheepshead

  • Hotter Than a Three Peckered Goat (5.11, 1p), Rad Rock

  • Call Me Ishmael (5.11, 5p), Whale Dome

  • Ranch Hands (5.11+, 4p), The Hand

  • Sheep Thrills (5.12-, 1p), Crisis Center

  • Old School Executioner (5.12, 1p), The Tombstone

Sedona (roughly in order of difficulty):

  • Nirvana (5.9, 3p), Nirvana Buttress, Boynton Canyon

  • Maiden Voyage (5.9, 4p), Earthship Dome

  • North Face / West Crack (5.9+, 3p), Oak Creek Spire

  • Goliath (5.9+, 4p), Mormon Canyon

  • Epitaph (5.10-, 3p), Flying Buttress, Moose's Butte

  • 2 Legit 2 Quit (5.10-, 5p), Fay Buttress, Fay Canyon

  • Earth Angel (5.10-, 6p), Mormon Canyon

  • Airborne Sage (5.10, 4p), Crown Butte, Mt. GIbralter

  • Touched By an Angel (5.10, 5p), Earth Angel Spire, Mormon Canyon

  • Blast from the Past (Issac's Route) (5.10, 5p), Christianity Spire, Church Spires

  • Skyline (5.10d, 4p), Moose's Butte

  • Watch Out Grandpa (5.10+, 3p), Enchantment Wall, Boynton Canyon

  • Legends Never Die (5.10+, 5p), Lost Mountain, Boynton Canyon

  • Wild Wild West (5.11-, 5p), Teapot, Moose's Butte

  • Oski (5.11b/c, 4p), Bear Mountain, Dry Creek Road

  • Crimp on Crimp Crime (5.11, 5p), Mt. Florida, Midgley Bridge

  • various routes on Winslow Wall, East Clear Creek


(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.


  • El Capitan, Freeblast (5.11, 950'), West Face (5.11c, 1800'), The Nose (5.9 C2, 3000') (again! and again!)

  • The Folly, The Good Book (5.10d, 5p)

  • Half Dome, Regular NW Face (5.9 C1, 2200') (again!), Snake Dike (5.7 R, 2000')

  • Lost Arrow Spire, Lost Arrow Chimney (5.10a, 1100')

  • Middle Cathedral, Direct North Buttress (5.10b, 1700')

  • North Dome, South Face (5.8, 900')

  • Shultz's Ridge, Moratorium (5.11b, 4p)

  • The Rostrum, The North Face (5.11c, 700')

  • The Sentinel, Steck-Salathe (5.10-, 15p) (again)

  • lots of others...


  • Aiguelle Extra Needle, East Face (5.10-, 1300')

  • Mt. Chamberlin, Sword in the Stone (5.11-, 2000')

  • The Citadel, Edge of Time Arete (5.10+, 2000')

  • Dragtooth, North Buttress (5.10, 700')

  • Incredible Hulk, Sunspot Dihedral (5.11b, 1200'), Positive Vibrations (5.11a, 1200') (again)

  • Shuteye Ridge area (looks like my kind of place)

  • Temple Crag, Sun Ribbon Arête (5.10a, 2000'), Moon Goddess Arête (5.8, 2000'), Venusian Blind (5.7, 1500')

  • Whitney Portal area: Whitney Portal Buttress Ghostrider (5.10c, 800'), El Segundo Beckey Route (5.9, 750'), Bastille Buttress Beckey Route (5.10d A0, 2000'), ...(only climbed there 1.5 days, got to climb more!)

  • Mt. Whitney, Hairline (5.10d C2+, 2000')

Southern CA:

  • Joshua Tree (only been there twice, and so many more routes to do)

  • The Needles: The Sorcerer Don Juan Wall (5.11b, 5p), Voodoo Dome White Punks on Dope (5.9- PG13, 6p), ...(only been there twice, gotta go back for more!)

  • Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks (never been there, gotta check it out)


(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.

  • Mt. Hood (North Face ideally, but any route to the top would do)


(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:

  • Amphitheater Mtn, Pilgrimage to Mecca (5.9, 500'), Middle Finger Buttress (5.10b, 500')

  • Bear Mtn, Direct North Buttress Direct (5.10, 2200')

  • Big Kangaroo, El Capitan (5.10+, 400')

  • Chopping Block, NE Ridge (5.5, 5p)

  • Colchuck Balanced Rock, Let it Burn (5.12a, 800')

  • Cutthroat Peak, South Buttress (5.8, 850')

  • Dome Peak, Indian Summer (5.10-, 1000')

  • Dorado Needle, SW Buttress (5.8, 900')

  • Dragontail Peak, Triple Couloirs (WI3 M3, 2500'), Backbone Ridge (5.9, 2000')

  • Early Morning Spire, SW Face (5.9, 1400')

  • Gunsights, Gunrunner Traverse (5.10-, 1300 ft), East Face of Middle Gunsight (5.10d, 500')

  • Himmelgeisterhorn, Wild Hair Crack (5.7, 4p)

  • Hozomeen, any route

  • Illusion Wall, Excalibur (5.10+, 1200')

  • Ingalls Peak, South Ridge (5.4, 300')

  • Liberty Bell, Thin Red Line (5.12c, 1300')

  • Nooksack Tower, Beckey-Schmidtke Route (5.4, 1000')

  • Prusik Peak, Der Sportsman (5.12a, 700')

  • Sharkfin Tower, SE Ridge (5.0, 200') or SE Face (5.10-, 150')

  • Sherpa Peak, North Ridge (5.8, 1400') & Balanced Rock (?)

  • Whine Spire, Gato Negro (5.10b, 1300')

Trips with multiple days/summits:

  • Austera-Klawatti-Primus-Tricouni-Dorado Needle

  • Arriva-Fisher-Silent Lakes

  • Bacon-Hagen-Blum

  • Buckindy Traverse

  • Chimney-Overcoat

  • Index-Baring Traverse

  • Maude-Seven Fingered Jack-Fernow

  • Ragged Ridge Traverse (Mesahchie-Katsuk-Kimtah)

  • Ruth-Icy

  • Pasayten trip (MMG Traverse, The Deacon, Pilgrimage to Mecca & Middle Finger Buttress on Amphitheater Mtn)

  • Pickets Traverse (again)

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!):

  • High Plains Drifter (5.11c, 250')

  • Life on Earth (Mt. Habrich) (5.10c, 5p)

  • Star Chek

  • lots of others...

Chehalis Range:

  • Bardean, Tuning Fork (5.9, 15p)

  • Viennese, Derektissima (5.10a, 18p)

  • other stuff I want to check out on Clarke and Grainger...

Pasayten/Cathedral Provincial Park:

  • The Deacon, Sentinel Direct (5.9, 1000')

  • Grimface, Notch Direct (5.10+, 700') or North Buttress (5.9, 800') or MMG Traverse (5.7 A0, 350')


  • Crescent Spire, McTech Arete (5.10-, 500'), Paddle Flake Direct (5.10, 500')

  • Pigeon Spire, Cooper-Kor (5.10+ R, 1000')

  • lots of others...

Canadian Rockies:

  • Assiniboine, North Ridge (5.4, 2000')

  • Mt. Indefatigable, Joy (5.6, 2000')

  • Mt. Louis, Gmoser Route (5.9, 15p)

  • Rimwall, Candle in the Wind (5.10c, 1500')

  • Robson, Wishbone Arête (5.8, 1500')

  • Valley of the Ten Peaks traverse

  • Yamnuska, Direttissima (5.8+ PG13, 1100')

Coast Range:

  • Combatant, Skywalk Buttress (5.9, 2000')

  • Waddington, Bravo Glacier

Other areas:

  • Lotus Flower Tower, SE Face (5.10+, 2000')

  • Leaning Towers area

  • Devil's Thumb, East Ridge (5.8+, 3000')

  • Grizzly Groove (5.7, 1000'), Purcell Mtns


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

  • Brooks Range, Arrigetch Peaks (Pillar Arete, West Maiden Peak NB, Shot Tower W Ridge)

  • Denali (because it's there)

  • Foraker and Hunter (they look cool too)


(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...


  • Matterhorn, Switzerland (Horni Ridge; failed attempt due to weather in 2005 when I was 22 years old, got to get to the summit still)

  • Eiger, Switzerland (just because)

  • Chamonix area, France

  • Aiguille Dibona, France

  • Dolomites, Italy (I've been there once but 3 climbs was just a tease, so much more to climb!)

South America:

  • Patagonia

  • Aconcagua, Argentina

  • Alpamayo, Peruvian Andes

South Asia:

  • Himalayas

New Zealand:

  • Mt. Aspiring


  • El Potrero Chico


  • Valle de Vinales (looks awesome)

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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