I've had the pleasure of visiting most on the list here. Independence Center isn't 5.10, as I see it.
Cramming I thought was f'in hard! "Good for laps..." Ha!
I lowered off and cleaned the thing for my buddy, Barefoot Bruce.
It's a small ledge you belay from there. Bruce made a move or two up and I cringed as I watched his toes, at eye level, cramming into that crack. Ho man, it still makes me shudder to remember that scene.
You climb forever, a bunch of 5.11, some easy-for-the-grade 5.10s, a most excellent .10b traversing pitch way up high--you get to peer through your legs at the pedestal you started on hours earlier.
My buddy lead a give-away pitch up to a ledge in the sky, we were getting close to the top. I followed, starting to feel the mile of rock we'd crossed. I popped up to the ledge and looked up at the next pitch, my lead.
The topo says 5.10d, and man, that thing looked every inch of the grade. Climbing the thing confirmed the grade--my favorite one in the Valley. While it's not super easy to access, that .10d is memorable in every sense. Go do the West Face and you'll see what I'm talkin' about.
Vanishing Point - I did an early ascent of that with Jay Smith and never went back to it owing to the long hike for such a shorty. But that one seemed stuff for 5.10 but that's a tough size for fat hands. Cramming I did several times and it felt like 5.12 and was basically unprotected with the old hexes. I still say Edge of Night is 5.11. I did that one with Kevin W. the first time and we were slotting 4 inch bongs in like nuts. I personally feel that Twilight Zone (10d) is harder than Cream (11a) but I could always crush straight-in off size. And for my fingers, Finger Lickin' is 11+.
God, those are really some great routes. So many classics. Wasn't Hum Dinger 10d as well. Can't remember....
I'm with Warbler. Doing 5.10D in the style they were originally done - often onsight, with hexes, EBs, swami belt, and, in some cases, no chalk, is commendable climbing. Doing every kind of 5.10D, including the flares, the wide, and the laybacks solidly is uncommon, especially if you can do them in the FFA style.
For instance, has Chuck Pratt's Twilight Zone ever been repeated? To do it in the style of the first ascent you would either have to lead it with only a 1" swami, rope, hammer, and a couple of bongs or onsight solo it!