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Hardest Trad Routes

It is maybe too harsh to say that traditional climbing is leading a niche existence but it is certainly true if you look at it from the perspective of media coverage and compare it to sport climbing or bouldering. As a consequence, information on trad climbs and trad ascents only reaches the wider public in rare cases, making it difficult to have a consolidated overview of top achievements or just a simple list of the hardest trad climbs out there.

DefinitionBack to contents

Another challenge when it comes to “trad climbs” is their simple definition. While probably everyone agrees that trad routes require climbers to place removable protection against falls while ascending, there are several grey areas that we define here for the sake of a clear understanding of why some routes are listed here and some not and why some ascents are considered being trad ascents while others are not:

  1. Mixed trad climbs: many trad routes use bolts to protect parts of the climb. This is typically done to protect parts of a route that can not be protected by removable gear. It may be just one bolt on a whole pitch or multiple ones, making the climb closer to a sport route. As it is almost impossible to decide when these bolts change the character of a route we have included mixed trad routes in the list below. theCrag distinguishes between these 2 route styles and you can easily filter them off if you want to see only pure trad routes using the advanced search options.

  2. Greenpointing: while the gear style of a route may be sport, some climbers might decide to climb a route (e.g. a bolted crack) as a trad route, placing gear and not making use of the fixed protection thus essentially converting the sport route to a trad route. Actually some of the hardest trad ascents are greenpoints of sport routes (for example Gondo Crack climbed as greenpoint by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher). This is why you will find some sport routes in the list of hardest trad routes.

  3. Pinkpointing a trad route: pinkpoiting a route means ascending it on pre-placed gear. While this also applies to sport routes (e.g. when draws are already put up) the difference for a trad route is even more significant as you do not have to carry and place the gear. This essentially converts a trad route to a sport route (see also Climber Performance Rating) and thus a pinkpoint ascent of a trad route is not considered a trad ascent. A famous example is the ascent of Privatvägen, 8c+ by Tomi Nytorp on pre-placed gear. Needless to say that this is still an impressive ascent but as Tomi Nytorp put it himself, next is to climb it while placing gear to make it a true trad ascent. The route however is of course a trad route and will thus show up in the list below.

  4. Multi-pitch climbs: multi-pitch climbs are really not that different from single-pitch climbs with the only difference that the issue of bolted sections is amplified by the number of pitches. For example the freed version of Dawn Wall is graded 5.14c/d, but the crux pitches are entirely protected by bolts. The hardest trad pitches of the Dawn Wall are graded at 5.14b. To extend the logic applied for single-pitch trad climbs, the Dawn Wall is here considered a mixed trad climb with a difficulty of 5.14c/d.

HistoryBack to contents

While there is a long and well documented history of sport climbs and the progression through ever harder grades (see also Hardest Routes), the same can not be said for trad climbing. One of the reasons being that the distinction between climbing in general and trad climbing is a relatively recent development. In the past climbing was or at least involved a lot of what is now considered trad climbing, only the advent and dominance of sport climbing resulted in the definition of trad climbing as we know it today and also draws a clear distinction from aid climbing.

Another big factor impacting the development of trad climbing was and is the development of ever better gear to be placed as protection. While all sorts of jamming devices are out there since the beginning of climbing (including wooden camming devices), trad climbing started to evolve dramatically with the invention of spring-loaded camming devices (also called friends, cams, SLCD’s) in the mid 1970’s.

Still, many of the great ascents of that early time fall under the category of aid climbing and it is more than difficult to draw a clear line. Some of the most notable ascents in trad climbing history are the following:

  • Schwager-Talseite (Sächsische Schweiz, Germany, VIIIc [5.11a]) climbed by Harry Rost in 1952. Just one of many ascents pushing the limits of climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz.

  • Crossbones (Malham Cove, UK, 5.11b, [E2 5c]), first free ascent by Pete Livesey in 1967. Livesey was pushing grades all over the UK for many years and was also famous for his strict training and diet regime.

  • Clink (Trow Gill, UK, 5.11d [E4 6a]) first free ascent by Pete Livesey in 1972.

  • Supercrack (Indian Creek, USA, 5.10, at that time called Luxury Liner) climbed by Earl Wiggins, Ed Webster & Bryan Becker in 1976. As Webster put it, this ascent opened “a new frontier of desert sandstone crack climbing” and put Indian Creek on the climber’s map.

  • Gaia (Peak District, UK, 5.13d [E8 6c]) freed by Johnny Dawes in 1986. Featured in the movie Hard Grit.

  • The Nose (Yosemite, USA, 5.14a/b) freed by Lynn Hill in 1993. A milestone for climbing in general.

  • The Dawn Wall (Yosemite, USA, 5.14c/d) freed by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson in 2015. While certainly a mixed trad route, definitely a notable ascent and one that resulted in tremendous media interest.

  • Gondo Crack (Gondo, Switzerland, 5.14b R [8c]) climbed green point by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher in 2017.

  • Magic Line (Yosemite, USA, 5.14c) climbed by Ron Kauk in 1996 as a pink point ascent, freed as red point ascent only In 2018 by Lonnie Kauk, his son.

  • Tribe (Cadarese, Italy, 8c+/9a?) climbed by Jacopo Larcher in March 2019 but not graded yet.

Hardest Traditional RoutesBack to contents

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Grade Route Gear style Popularity
XIIIa
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Gebiet der Steine Pfaffenstein Quader
XIIIa CERN

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 23 May 2015

Mixed trad 3
XIIc
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Wildensteine Neuer Wildenstein & Hausberg Blasketurm
XIIc Lost in Space

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2006

Mixed trad 4
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Gebiet der Steine Pfaffenstein Quader
XIIc Kreisquadratur

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 15 May 2015

Mixed trad 1
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Brand Ochelwände Bahnhofswächter
XIIc Mulholland Drive

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2006

Mixed trad 6
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Affensteine Brosinnadel - Drillinge Friseur
XIIc Nanuk 113

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2009

Mixed trad 14
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Affensteine Brosinnadel - Drillinge Wilde Zinne
XIIc Condemnation

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2007

Mixed trad 7
5.14d
North America United States California Sierra Nevada Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley El Capitan Southeast Face
5.14d The Dawn Wall
1 5.12b
2 5.13a
3 5.13c
4 5.12b
5 5.12d
6 5.13c
7 5.14a
8 5.13d
9 5.13c
10 5.14a
11 5.13c
12 5.14b
13 5.13b
14 5.14d
15 5.14d
16 5.14a
17 5.14c
18 5.14a
19 5.13c
20 5.13b
21 5.13d
22 5.13d
23 5.10
24 5.11
25 5.11
26 5.11d
27 5.11c
28 5.12c
29 5.12b
30 5.12b
31 5.13a
32 5.12b

FFA: Tommy Caldwell & Kevin Jorgeson, 14 Jan 2015

Mixed trad 920m, 32, 35
9a
Europe Italy Piemonte Val d'Ossola Valle Antigorio Cadarese Lower
9a Tribe

Set: Jacopo Larcher, 2013

FFA: Jacopo Larcher, 21 Mar 2019

Trad 25m
Europe Austria Ost Ennstaler Alpen Gesäuse Dachl
FR:9a Dachinierer
1 6- 30m
2 8b 40m
3 7c+/8a 35m
4 8c 35m
5 7c+/8a 30m
6 8c 25m
7 8a+ 25m
8 9a 35m
9 7c+ 35m
10 6- 35m

FA: Michael Kemeter, Oct 2021

Mixed trad 330m, 10, 15
E10 7b
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire North York Moors Danby Crag The Wangledoodle Wall
E10 7b Impossible Arete Project Trad
E10 7b The Wangledoodle Wall Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Froggatt Edge Brown's Eliminate Area
E10 7b Blind Vision Trad 16m
E9 7b
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire Yorkshire Gritstone Ilkley The Cow
E9 7b Gerty Berwick Trad 20m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Cratcliffe Tor Owl Gully
E9 7b The Groove

FA: James Pearson, 2008

Trad 18m
E8 7b
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire North York Moors Danby Crag Beacon Buttress
E8 7b Frowning Buttress Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire Yorkshire Gritstone Ilkley The Cow
E8 7b The New Statesman Trad 20m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Burbage Valley Burbage North Ash Tree Wall
E8 7b Superstition Trad 8m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Bamford Edge Salmon Slab
E8 7b Smoked Salmon Trad
E7 7b
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Curbar Edge Elder Crack
E7 7b The Elder Statesman Trad 18m
E11 7b
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire North York Moors Maiden's Bluff Red Wall
E11 7b Immortal

FA: Franco Cookson, Tom Pearce & Anna Taylor, 17 Apr 2021

Trad
5.14
North America United States Wyoming Sweetwater River Cranner Rock
5.14 The Five Fourteen Crack Trad 18m
North America United States Utah Moab Castle Valley Pariott Mesa
5.14 Voodoo Child

FA: Jay Smith, 2008

Trad 150m, 4
5.14 R
North America United States Tennessee Sunset Park
5.14 R Power Ranger

FFA: James Pearson, Nov 2017

Trad
XIIb
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Wildensteine Neuer Wildenstein & Hausberg Blasketurm
XIIb Voodoo Erwähnung Mixed trad 3
XIIb Voodoo

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2006

Mixed trad 2
XIIb Mutation

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2005

Mixed trad 4
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Schrammsteine Falkenstein Knabe
XIIb Snowboarding in the sun Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Schrammsteine Falkenstein Falkenstein
XIIb No Cheating Stone Please Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Schrammsteine Nördlicher Schrammsteinkamm Baustein
XIIb Talseite

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2008

Mixed trad 2
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Rathen Bastei Mönch
XIIb Meditation

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2005

Mixed trad 11
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Kleiner Zschand Heringstein
XIIb Selbstbetrachtungen

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 7 Jul 2015

Mixed trad 10
XIIb Perpetuum Mobile

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2008

Mixed trad 1
XIIb Hängende Gärten

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2007

Mixed trad 4
XIIb Didgeridoo

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2008

Mixed trad 3
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Gebiet der Steine Pfaffenstein Steinerne Scheune
XIIb Trance Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Gebiet der Steine Pfaffenstein Klamotte
XIIb Metronom

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2008

Mixed trad 4
XIIb Fly and smile

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 1999

Mixed trad 3
XIIb Illuminat

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2004

Mixed trad 2
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Gebiet der Steine Lilienstein Lilienstein-Westecke
XIIb Duell

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2018

Mixed trad 5
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Gebiet der Steine Bärensteine Conradturm
XIIb Flow

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2007

Mixed trad 3
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Brand Dastellöcher Hafersackkrone
XIIb End of an Affair Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Brand Begangsteig Schluchtturm
XIIb Rata Yaga Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Brand Halbenweg Riesenechse
XIIb Break your Bridges down Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Brand Halbenweg Kleiner Halben
XIIb Acces Sky Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Brand Halbenweg Großer Halben
XIIb Yin Yan

FA: Thomas Willenberg & M. Gäbler, 2003

Mixed trad 5
XIIb Beginners Mind

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2003

Mixed trad 4
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Bielatal Dürrebielegrund Dürrebielewand
XIIb Nebukadnezar

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2007

Mixed trad 20m, 4
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Affensteine Brosinnadel - Drillinge Rokokoturm
XIIb Zeitreise M. G.

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2011

Mixed trad 11
XIIb Stellares Zeitalter

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2011

Mixed trad 14
XIIb In Sand geschrieben

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 31 Jul 2015

Mixed trad 10
34
Oceania Australia Victoria North West Grampians North Grampians Mt Stapylton Amphitheatre Taipan Wall
34 Askleipos

FA: Alex Megos, 2015

Trad 25m
5.14c
North America United States California Sierra Nevada Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley North Lower Merced Canyon Cascade Falls Upper
5.14c Meltdown

FA: Beth Rodden, 2008

Trad 21m
North America United States California Northern California Redwood Coast Promontory Main Wall
5.14c Blackbeard's Tears

FA: Matthias Holladay, 1991

FFA: Ethan Pringle, 2016

Trad 46m
5.14c R
North America United States California Sierra Nevada Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley Glacier Point Vernal Falls
5.14c R Magic Line

FFA: Ron Kauk, 1996

FFA: Lonnie Kauk, 14 Nov 2018

Trad 35m
8c+
Europe Switzerland Alpen Sarganserland Murgtal Zahlstelle Sex & the City
8c+ Into the sun

FA: Bernd Zangerl, 2017

Trad 12m
Europe Italy Piemonte Torino - Susa Valli di Lanzo Valle Orco Middle Valley (Noasca-Rosone) Rosone
8c+ Pura Pura

FA: Tom Randall, 28 Jun 2014

Trad 25m
Europe France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Gap (Hautes Alpes) Céüse Face de Rat
8c+ Mon ami le coyote Trad
Europe Finland Uusimaa Antbyvägen
FR:8c+ Privatvägen

FFA: Tomi Nytorp, 14 May 2019

Mixed trad 25m, 1
9+
Europe Norway Western Norway Rogaland Dalane Jøssingfjord Profilveggen
9+ The Recovery Drink

FA: Nicolas Favresse, 2013

Trad 35m
9+ PROT:R
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Hallinden Hallinden Branta väggen
9+ PROT:R Vita nätter

FA: Aleksej Jaruta, 2019

Trad 45m
{US} D
Europe Ireland Dalkey Quarry East Valley
{US} D Slab Route Trad
XIIa
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Wildensteine Neuer Wildenstein & Hausberg Blasketurm
XIIa Sommerresidenz

FA: Thomas Willenberg & M. Gäbler, 2009

Mixed trad 2
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Wildensteine Neuer Wildenstein & Hausberg Zyklopenmauer
XIIa Ride the Snake Mixed trad 2
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Wildensteine Alter Wildenstein Wildensteinscheibe
XIIa Jimi Hendrix

FA: Thomas Willenberg, M. Gäbler & J. Wufka, 2005

Mixed trad 3
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Gebiet der Steine Pfaffenstein Pfaffenhütchen
XIIa Gecko

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 11 Sep 2016

Mixed trad 3
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Gebiet der Steine Nikolsdorfer Wände Frosch
XIIa Hitchcock Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Gebiet der Steine Rauenstein Panoramascheibe
XIIa Bilderträume

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 4 Jun 2015

Mixed trad 4
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Brand Dickhäuter Clementine
XIIa Daumenlutscher

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2006

Mixed trad 2
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Brand Halbenweg Großer Halben
XIIa Vairagya Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Bielatal Unteres Bielatal Waldkapelle
XIIa Merowinger

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2007

Mixed trad 2
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Affensteine Langes Horn Nonnengärtner
XIIa Direkte Vertreibung der letzten Idealisten

Set: Bernd Arnold

FA: Robert Leistner & M. Ullrich, 2005

FFA: Robert Leistner, 10 Jul 2019

Mixed trad 60m, 2, 11
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Affensteine Frienstein Frienstein
XIIa Reanimation

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2007

Mixed trad 6
Europe Bulgaria Belogradtschik Belogradtschik Magd
XIIa Die letzten ihrer Art

FA: Thomas Willenberg vug., 7 May 2015

Mixed trad 7
XIIa 2
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Kleiner Zschand Heringstein
XIIa 2 Renaissance

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2006

Mixed trad 4
E10 8c
Europe United Kingdom Scotland West coast and highlands Ben Nevis Tower Ridge Area Tower Ridge, East Flank
E10 8c Echo Wall

FA: Dave Macleod, 2008

Trad 70m
33
Oceania Australia Victoria North West Grampians North Grampians Hollow Mountain (N & NE side of Mt. Stapylton) Sandinista Cliffs Sandinista Wall
33 Sparticus

FA: Nathan Hoette, 2002

Trad 25m
Oceania Australia Victoria North West Grampians North Grampians Mt Stapylton Amphitheatre Taipan Wall
33 The Great Affair

Set: Malcolm Matheson (and DS added by Nalle 2017), 1993

FFA: Dave Jones freed pitch 3 ~2000, Nalle Hukkatival p1 & p2 Oct 2017, Oct 2017

Mixed trad 60m, 3, 8
5.14b
North America Canada British Columbia Pacific Ranges Squamish The Chief The Backside The Cirque of the Uncrackables
5.14b Cobra Crack

Set: Sonnie Trotter

FFA: Sonnie Trotter, 2006

Trad 45m
North America Canada British Columbia Bugaboos Snowpatch Spire
5.14b Tom Egan Memorial

FA: Will Stanhope, Aug 2015

Trad 13
North America Canada British Columbia Penticton Skaha
5.14b Family Man

FFA: Sonnie Trotter, 21 Oct 2014

Trad
North America United States Vermont Groton State Park Marshfield Ledge High Grade Ledge
5.14b Stoning the Fascist Trad 21m
North America United States Utah Canyonlands Area Island in the Sky Mesa
5.14b Century Crack

FA: Steve "Crusher" Bartlett, 2001

FFA: Tom Randall & Pete Whittaker, 2011

Trad 40m
North America United States New York Shawangunks The Trapps Guides' Wall
5.14b Brozone

FFA: Andy Salo

Mixed trad 30m, 1
8c
Europe Spain Asturias Picos de Europa Torre Santa
8c Rayu

FFA: Iker Pou, Eneko Pou & Kico Cerdá, Sep 2020

Trad 600m, 14
Europe Spain Asturias Picos de Europa Naranjo de Bulnes West Face
8c Orbayu
1 8a+ 38m
2 8a 25m
3 8a 25m
4 7a 25m
5 8c 37m
6 8a+ 30m
7 6b+ 55m
8 6a+ 40m
9 5 45m
10 5 50m
11 5+ 60m
12 5 35m
13 5 45m

FFA: Iker Pou & Eneko Pou, 2009

Trad 510m, 13
Europe Portugal Lisbon Area Cabo da Roca Espinhaço
8c Já não há heróis
1 8a+
2 6c
3 6a
4 8c
Mixed trad 110m, 4, 1
Europe Italy Piemonte Val d'Ossola Valle Dèvero Osso
8c Lapoterapia

FFA: Alessandro Manini, 2012

Sport
Europe France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Gap (Hautes Alpes) Céüse Biographie
8c L'écaille Trad 60m
8c PROT:R
Europe Switzerland Alpen Wallis Simplon II Cippo
8c PROT:R Gondo Crack

Set: Allesandro Manini & Maurizio Pellizzon

FFA: Barbara Zangerl, Mar 2017

Sport 17m
5.14a/b
North America United States Wyoming Grand Teton National Park Teton Canyon Waterfall Wall
5.14a/b The Almighty

FA: Ty Mack, 2011

Mixed trad 3
9/9+
Europe Norway Western Norway Rogaland Dalane Jøssingfjord Profilveggen
9/9+ Crown Duel

FA: Pete Whittaker

Trad 60m
32
Oceania Aotearoa / New Zealand Te Waipounamu / The South Island Waitaha / Canterbury Port Hills Mount Pleasant Right Cliff
32 The Annihilator

Set: Derek Thatcher

FA: Derek Thatcher, 2007

Mixed trad 1
Oceania Australia Queensland South East Scenic Rim Frog Buttress East of the access track
32 Whistling Kite

FA: Paul Smith, 1988

Mixed trad 30m, 3
Oceania Australia New South Wales and ACT Australian Capital Territory Orroral area Orroral Ridge Tower Rocks
32 Vertigo

FA: Norm Booth & Lincoln Hall, 1972

FFA: Daniel Fisher, Sep 2019

Trad 36m
Oceania Australia Victoria North West Arapiles Northern Group Mysteries Wall
32 Project Trad 12m
Oceania Australia Victoria North West Arapiles The Pharos and Surrounds The Pharos Uncle Charlie
32 Punks in the Gym Mixed trad 30m, 7
32 Pretty In Punk

FA: Stuart Wyithe, 1994

Mixed trad 20m, 4
32 R
Oceania Australia Victoria North West Grampians Victoria Range Buandik Area Closed Millennium Caves
32 R Dual Fuel

FA: Nathan Hoette, 2000

Trad 20m
32 R Fire in da Belly

FA: Nathan Hoette, 2000

Trad 25m
5.14a
North America Canada Québec Laurentides Val-David Mont King Zébrée
5.14a Zebrée

FA: Alain Henault, 1972

FFA: Jeff Beaulieu, 2004

Trad
North America Canada British Columbia Pacific Ranges Squamish Murrin Park Nightmare Rock
5.14a Sugar Daddy

FA: Sonnie Trotter, 2010

Trad
North America Canada Alberta Lake Louise Outhouse Area
5.14a The Path

FFA: Sonnie "Superman" Trotter

Trad 45m
North America United States New York Adirondacks Moss Cliff
5.14a Ill Fire

FA: Pete Kamitses, 2008

Trad
North America United States New York Adirondacks Silver Lake Tsunami Wall
5.14a Oppositional Defiance Disorder

FA: Peter Kamitses, 2011

Trad 30m
North America United States New York Shawangunks Lost City
5.14a Planet Claire

FA: Scott Franklin, 1987

Mixed trad 3
North America United States New Hampshire White Mountains Kancamagus Highway Crags Sundown Ledge Main Cliff
5.14a Sewer Rat

FA: Dave Sharratt

Trad 24m
North America United States New Hampshire White Mountains Conway Cathedral Ledge The Mordor Wall
5.14a Life The Universe And Everything Trad 120m, 5
5.14a Difficulties Be Damned Trad 24m
North America United States New Hampshire White Mountains Conway Cathedral Ledge Mordor Wall
5.14a Life the Universe and Everything

FA: Jay Conway, 14 Oct 2018

Trad 5
5.14a Difficulties be Damned

FFA: Jay Conway, 22 Jun 2013

Mixed trad 24m, 5
North America United States Colorado Boulder Eldorado Canyon State Park Eldorado Canyon North The West Ridge Kloof Alcove Area
5.14a Iron Monkey

FA: Matt Segal

Trad
North America United States Colorado Fort Collins Lyons Button Rock Dam Area River Wall
5.14a Lost Horizon Trad
North America United States California Eastern California Joshua Tree National Park Wonderland of Rocks South The Freak Brothers Dome Area Pea Brain
5.14a Dihedron

FA: Randy leavitt, 1997

Trad 18m
North America United States California Sierra Nevada Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley Washington Column South Face
5.14a South Face (free)

FFA: Matt Wilder, 2002

Trad 370m, 10
North America United States California Sierra Nevada Yosemite National Park Yosemite Valley El Capitan Southwest Face
5.14a Magic Mushroom (free)

FFA: Tommy Caldwell & Justen Sjong, 2012

Trad 880m, 30
North America United States California Sierra Nevada Northern Sierra Nevada Lake Tahoe, California Side Truckee - Donner Donner Summit Star Walls South Star Wall
5.14a Father's Day

FA: Tom Herbert, 1997

Trad 24m
North America United States Arizona Flagstaff Sedona Oak Creek Canyon The Waterfall Right Wall
5.14a East Coast Fist bump

FA: Joel Unema

Trad
5.14a R
North America Canada British Columbia Pacific Ranges Squamish Murrin Park Lakeside-in-the-Woods & Commonwealth
5.14a R The Bull

FA: Jeremy Smith, 2013

Trad 20m
North America United States New York Shawangunks The Trapps Guides' Wall
5.14a R Ozone

FFA: Cody Sims, 2010

Mixed trad 30m, 1
North America United States Idaho The Fins Solstice Wall
5.14a R Enter the dragon

FA: Jonathan Siegrist, Sep 2012

Mixed trad 35m, 4
{FB} 7C+
Africa South Africa Western Cape West Coast Cederberg Rocklands Agterpakhuis Kleinfontein The Sky Is the Limit
{FB} 7C+ With the Technology of Aliens Trad
8b+
South America Argentina Chubut Piedra Parada Mordor
8b+ Balroc Trad 150m, 6
South America Argentina Chubut Piedra Parada La Piedra Parada
8b+ El Milagro de la Piedra Trad 50m, 2
Africa São Tomé and Príncipe Pico Cão Grande
FR:8b+ Leve Leve

FFA: Iker Pou & Eneko Pou, Jul 2018

Trad 450m
Europe Switzerland Alpen Wallis Pays du St-Bernard Petit Clocher du Portalet
8b+ L'Histoire sans Fin...
1 6b+ 15m
2 7c+ 50m
3 7c 10m
4 8b+ 25m
5 7c 20m
6 8b 25m
7 8b 30m
8 7b 25m

Set: Bertrand Martenet, Fabian Borter, François Mathey & Didier Berthod, 2020

FFA: Seb Berthe, 2021

Mixed trad 200m, 8, 15
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Bovallstrand Keberget
FR:8b+ Monomani

FFA: Aleksej Jaruta, Jul 2018

Trad 25m
Europe Spain Aragon Huesca Vadiello Pared del rio
8b+ La Fuerza de la Gravedad

FFA: Carlos Logroño, 19 Sep 2017

Trad
Europe Norway Eastern Norway Telemark Gygrestolen Gamla
FR:8b+ Telemarksuiten DF

FFA: Aleksej Jaruta, Aug 2018

Trad 40m
Europe Italy Veneto Cortina d'Ampezzo Area Tre Cime di Lavaredo Cima Ovest
8b+ Bellavista
1 7b 35m
2 6c+ 25m
3 6a+ 15m
4 7a+ 30m
5 7b 18m
6 8b+ 55m
7 7c+/8a 15m
8 7a 25m
9 6c 35m
10 6b 30m

FFA: Alexander Huber, 2001

Trad 280m, 10
Europe Italy Piemonte Torino - Susa Valli di Lanzo Valle Orco Middle Valley (Noasca-Rosone) Vallone di Piantonetto
8b+ Anna Kournikova

FA: Tom Randall, Jun 2013

Trad 14m
Europe France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Gap (Hautes Alpes) Céüse Nitshapa
8b+ Ta-ratata
1 8a
2 8b+
3 6b

FA: S Millet, 2012

Trad 3
Europe Austria Mitte-Nord Steinplatte Tanzboden
8b+ Feuertaufe
1 7c
2 8b+
3 8a+
4 6b
5 7b+
6 8a+
7 8a+

FFA: Guido Unterwurzacher & Alexander Huber, 2008

Trad 7
Europe Austria West Lechquellengebirge Rote Wand Südverschneidung
FR:8b+ Sangre de Toro
1 7c 50m
2 7a 20m
3 7b+ 35m
4 8b+ 35m
5 8a 20m
6 6b+ 35m
7 2 35m

FA: Alex Luger, Günther Winkel, Robert Natter & Konrad Mathis, Jul 2012

FFA: Alex Luger, 29 Aug 2012

Mixed trad 230m, 7, 7
10+
Europe Germany Westpfalz Edenkoben
10+ Das grosse Knübbeln

FA: Julius Westphal, 1999

Mixed trad 6
Europe Austria West Kaisergebirge Wilder Kaiser Maukspitze
10+ Koasabluad
1 8 35m
2 9+ 25m
3 8+ 30m
4 10+ 50m
5 8 30m
6 9+/10- 30m
7 6+ 30m

FA: Alexander Huber & Guido Unterwurzacher, 2013

FFA: Alexander Huber & Guido Unterwurzacher, 15 Oct 2019

Trad 230m, 7
XIc
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Wehlen Postakegel
XIc Postmoderne

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 2006

Mixed trad 4
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Rathen Honigstein - Talwächter - Feldsteine Lokomotive-Esse
XIc Wechselbalg

FA: Thomas Willenberg, 1997

Mixed trad 3
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Brand Halbenweg Kleiner Halben
XIc Alhambra Trad
Europe Germany Sächsische Schweiz Affensteine Dom 2.Zerborstener Turm
XIc Kritisches Fünftett Trad
Europe Czechia Severní Čechy Labské pískovce Labské údolí Levý břeh Ostroh Labské panny Labská panna
XIc Hübscher Mund, grüne Augen

Set: Rostislav Štefánek & 1999

Mixed trad 5
9
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Fjällbacka & Grebbestad Valberget
9 Karamazov

FA: Aleksej Jaruta, 2020

Trad 20m
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Dingle Buråsen Övre Väggen
9 New

FA: Aleksej Jaruta, Apr 2022

Trad
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Hallinden Hallinden Branta väggen
9 New

FA: Aleksej Jaruta, Apr 2022

Trad
Europe Denmark Bornholm Hammerbruddet Bambi
9 En stjerne Fødes Trad
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Dingle Buråsen Övre Väggen
9 Kärlek

FA: Petter Restorp

Trad 22m
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Brodalen Vrångarö
9 Crassostrea gigas

FA: Erik Heyman

Trad 10m
9 Cox Orange

FFA: Aleksej Jaruta, Jun 2018

Trad
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Brodalen Galgeberget Lilla Galgeberget
9 Anadrom Trad 15m
Europe Sweden Östergötland Ågelsjön Stora taket
9 Route 66 Trad 15m
9 PROT:R
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Bovallstrand Bullberget
9 PROT:R Date med Amondawa

FA: Aleksej Jaruta, 2019

Trad 33m
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Brodalen Häller Stora Väggen
9 PROT:R Doktor Snuggles

FA: Erik Heyman, 2010

Trad 45m
9 PROT:R - X
Europe Sweden Bohuslän Brodalen Häller Mallorolväggen
9 PROT:R - X Swedenborgske Rom

FFA: Erik Grandelius, 3 Apr 2018

Trad
31/32
Oceania Australia Western Australia North Kalbarri The Z Bend The Amphitheatre
31/32 The Dragon

FA: Pat Turner

Trad
5.13d/14a
North America United States Idaho The Fins Yellow Cake Wall
5.13d/14a Legend of the brown dog Mixed trad 9
8b/b+
Europe Spain Aragon Huesca Peña Montañesa
8b/b+ Piztu da Piztia
1 8a 50m
2 7c 30m
3 7c 30m
4 8b/b+ 30m
5 7c+ 30m
6 7c 30m

Set: Eneko César, Mikel Sáez & Arkaitz Yurrita, Nov 2013

FFA: Iker Pou, Apr 2015

FFA: Dani Fuertes, Mar 2020

Mixed trad 200m, 6, 7
9
Europe Norway Western Norway Rogaland Dalane Jøssingfjord Profilveggen
9 Flying Vikings

FA: Robert Caspersen, 1995

FFA: Daniel Jung, 2013

Trad
9 Ronny Medelsvensson

FA: Christer Jansson & Erik Massih, 1 Jan 2014

FFA: Crister Jansson & Erik Massih, Jul 2014

Trad
E10 7a
Europe United Kingdom Wales North Wales Anglesey Rhoscolyn Painted Wall
E10 7a Prisoners of the Sun

FA: James Taylor, Jun 2021

Trad 25m
Europe United Kingdom Scotland Central and Southern Scotland Dumbarton Rock Northwest Face
E10 7a Direquiem

FA: Sonnie Trotter

Trad 35m
Europe United Kingdom Scotland West coast and highlands Duntelchaig
E10 7a What we do in the shadows

FA: Robbie Phillips, Oct 2021

Trad
Europe United Kingdom Scotland West coast and highlands Binnein Shuas
E10 7a Mind Riot

FFA: Dave MacLeod, 5 Oct 2019

Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Midlands Shropshire Nesscliffe
E10 7a GreatNess Wall

FFA: Steve McClure, 28 May 2019

Trad 18m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Curbar Edge Avalanche Wall
E10 7a Doctor Dolittle Trad 15m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Burbage Valley Burbage South The Boggart
E10 7a Equilibrium Trad 14m
Europe France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Digne-les-Bains (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) Annot Chambre du Roi
{UK} E10 7a Le Voyage

FFA: James Pearson, May 2017

Trad 38m
E10 7a R5
Europe United Kingdom Scotland Northwest and Islands Orkney Isles St. John's Head
E10 7a R5 Longhope Direct
1 E5 5c 55m
2 E6 6a 45m
3 HVS 4b 70m
4 E2 5b 55m
5 E5 6a 40m
6 E4 5c 40m
7 E1 5a 40m
8 6a R5 60m
9 E10 7a 65m

FA: Dave MacLeod, 2011

Trad 470m, 9
E9 7a
Europe United Kingdom Wales North Wales Ogwen Valley Area Gallt yr Ogof Skyline Buttress
E9 7a Mission Impossible Trad
Europe United Kingdom Wales South Wales Pembroke Range East Stennis Ford
E9 7a Something's Burning

FA: Charlie Woodburn, 2012

Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Midlands Shropshire Nesscliffe
E9 7a A Thousand Setting Suns Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Northumberland Kyloe in the Wood
E9 7a The Prow Trad 12m
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Cumbria Lake District Scafell, Wasdale & Eskdale Scafell Scafell East Buttress
E9 7a Welcome to the Cruel World

FA: Dave Birkett

Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire Yorkshire Gritstone Ilkley The Cow
E9 7a Lizard King

FA: Jacob Cook, 2014

Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Burbage Valley Burbage South Byne's Crack Area
E9 7a Dynamics of Change

FA: Pete Whittaker

Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Black Rocks Finale Slab & Gaia
E9 7a Harder Faster

FFA: Charlie Woodburn, 2000

Trad 18m
Europe Italy Marche Collina di Interprete
{UK} E9 7a Is not always Pasqua

FFA: Mauro Calibani, 2002

Trad
E8 7a
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Cumbria Lake District Scafell, Wasdale & Eskdale Wasdale Middle Fell Iron Crag
E8 7a Ironed Out

FA: Neil Gresham, 2020

Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire North York Moors Danby Crag The Wangledoodle Wall
E8 7a The Crack Project Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire North York Moors Danby Crag Beacon Buttress
E8 7a Psykovsky's Sequins Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire North York Moors Danby Crag The Ravine
E8 7a Fly Agaric Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire Yorkshire Gritstone Ilkley The Quarry
E8 7a Loaded Trad 18m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Stanage Stanage North Marble Wall
E8 7a Marbellous Trad 12m
E8 7a Mother of Pearl Trad 12m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Curbar Edge The Eliminates Wall
E8 7a The Grey Area Trad 24m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Burbage Valley Burbage North Ash Tree Wall
E8 7a The Promise

FFA: James Pearson, 2007

Trad
E7 7a
Europe United Kingdom Wales North Wales Tremadog Area Craig Bwlch y Moch Vector Buttress
E7 7a Dream Topping Trad
Europe United Kingdom Wales North Wales Llanberis Valley Area Dinorwic Quarries Rainbow Slab
E7 7a The Cure for a Sick Mind Trad 28m
Europe United Kingdom England Midlands Shropshire Nesscliffe
E7 7a Time For Tea Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Cumbria Lake District Langdale Langdale Pikes Bright Beck Crag
E7 7a Peppered Boursin Trad 12m
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire Wharncliffe Crag Himmelswillen & Banana Wall
E7 7a Wango Tango Trad 12m
Europe United Kingdom England Northern England Yorkshire North York Moors Danby Crag Beacon Buttress
E7 7a Trance Dance Trad
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Stanage Apparent North
E7 7a Groove is in the Heart Trad 8m
E7 7a Little Women Trad 10m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Stanage Stanage Plantation Pegasus Wall and the Mangler Area The Mangler Area
E7 7a Dreadnought Trad 10m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Stanage Stanage Plantation Tower Face to Spur Slab Tower Face
E7 7a Flight of Ideas Trad 22m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Froggatt Edge Great Slab
E7 7a Toy Boy Trad 15m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Froggatt Edge Strapiombo Buttress
E7 7a Strappotente Trad 10m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Froggatt Edge Brookside Buttress & Screaming Dream
E7 7a The Screaming Dream Trad 7m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Curbar Edge The Eliminates Wall
E7 7a Happy Heart Trad 18m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Curbar Edge Moon Buttress
E7 7a Crack & Slab Trad 12m
Europe United Kingdom England Peak District Eastern Gritstone Burbage Valley Burbage North Ash Tree Wall
E7 7a Living in Oxford Trad 10m

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