50 greatest single pitches


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Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 4, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
Anyone of these could be considered the greatest single pitch.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:06pm PT
For you jefe, Sail away, & Davidson dihedral ... And Paradise Lost... P-Forks
And, trying to stick to single pitch ;

Jump back jack crack. g mtn

Dominatrix w/0 mercy stronghold

Matricide, mt lemon

So many,Indian Creek?
siniestra for sure
9 lives
quarter of a man,
Black Corner
The Big Guy
Mega bucks,
T bones tonight

Spectreman Vedauwoo
Eds rack
Horns mother
Forever war (though incomplete, for me)
Jihad ". "

Fremont canyon
Of wine and roses

Hollywood and vine
Walt Bailey
Danes Macabre
Mr clean,
El mat
The meadows
Blues riff
death crack
Black angel
Memo from Lloyd

The valley
Bad ass momma
Separate reality
Owl roof
Tales of power
Positively fourth street

Morongo man
Monkey roof
Throbbing gristle

Paisano roof
Flower of a nigh rank

Mother superior


Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
The last pitch you did that made you smile, followed by......
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
A pitch that was special for me for a long time was a pendulum into the Grey Bands on the Triple Direct. At the end of the swing I on landed on what I remembered as a face of quartz crystals, like hand sized, that I climbed up.

Big Wall climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 10:40pm PT
+1 Donini! I feel like I say "This is my new favorite pitch!" a few times each month!
KP Ariza

Nov 4, 2013 - 11:06pm PT
Crimson Cringe Yos
Mentor VRG
Oracle Sonoma
Privelage du Serpant Ceuse
Strawberries Chateau Ver
Big Bobs Big Wedge Josh
Mad World pitch 7 Cal Dome
Stove Legs
Mr. Natural Yos
Enduro Corner A Man
Wall of the Worlds pith 1 Cal Domes
Salathe Headwall
Blind Faith pitch 1
Bad ass momma

Been on all, done most

Trad climber
Washington DC
Nov 4, 2013 - 11:08pm PT
How about the second and third pitches of Corrugation Corner at the Leap. The Step across on the Mace, or pitch 4 of the Snaz.

Social climber
Nov 4, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
The last pitch of Outer Space

Yeah! But surely you mean the one in Eldorado Canyon.......?

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Nov 5, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
-Crystal pitch, West Face on El Cap

-P.2, West Buttress "" ""
(that Peter Pan pitch is pretty brilliant also)

-40m of Outer Limits to left anchor

-hand crack high up on the Naked Edge

-hand crack high on the Rostrum

-hard to argue with Sinestra

-traverse pitch, Fiddler on the Roof, Red Rocks

-the topout pitch on Tis-sa-ack will probably go free, and if you pull that one off you should probably quit climbing then and there.

Gym climber
sawatch choss
Nov 5, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
Oh, and who can forget the overhanging broccoli-head pitch way off the deck on Lord of the Thais??

Nov 5, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Greatest pitches

The fastball, the knuckle ball. the slider, the curve ball, and the side arm .....
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Nov 5, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
I like a lot of the ones listed, I also would mention the face pitch on Hobbit Book in Tuolumne.

Would like to get back on that.

Trad climber
SoCal Hodad, surfing the galactic plane
Nov 5, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
enjoimx - first Off width pitch on the Rostrum
the wide pitch pitch a couple pitches after the crux (third) pitch? the fifth pitch, i think!

led that pitch bitd before cams were widely being used. or before i could afford them, anyway. i thought it was stellar also.

~Pearly Gates~ 5.10 (Tahquitz)

its a double overhanging layback one pitch variation to the Traitor Horn crux pitch. super exposure. once again, way bold lead bitd before cams and chit!

Nov 5, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
Werner, I find it poor form that you would not include the change up or the sinker on your list.
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Nov 5, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
1st pitch of "Knuckle Buster" (5.11a), Indian Canyon, Yosemite Valley.

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Nov 5, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
The last pitch of Lost Arrow Tip, 5.12b. Location second to none on earth.

Trad climber
Nov 20, 2013 - 04:24am PT
Credit: Paco

Now that is one hell of a 5:10 pitch.
Seen it climbed.
Can't wait to climb it myself.

Trad climber
New Paltz, NY
Nov 20, 2013 - 09:13am PT
Linking pitches in the Gunks:

Birdland 5.8
Fat City Direct 10d


Nov 20, 2013 - 09:59am PT
Speaking of the Gunks. How about Erect Direction. My vote for the single best pitch of 5.10 in the Gunks. That's with skipping that silly hanging belay. Birdie Party in one pitch to the top is also pretty sweet.

Gym climber
Nov 20, 2013 - 10:38am PT
Has anybody said Wet Kiss yet?
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