The Desert—the vast, otherworldly region comprising Southeastern Utah and the Navajolands of northern Arizona—is one of the greatest climbing areas in North America. Dozens of tall, distinct sandstone towers are split by striking cracks of all different grades and styles. Desert climbing is the shit.
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J-Star suggested an upgrade from Kinder's original 5.14d/5.15a rating to a solid 5.15a.
It's Kinder's first 5.15a and one just a handful in North America.
Stretching 3,000 miles from British Columbia to New Mexico, the Rocky Mountains are a geological wonder and a climber's best friend. Here you'll find every rock type imaginable, and in any size or style you may desire. Whatever your pleasure, the Rockies deliver. What better place, then, to spend your summer? For this year's Road Trip we ride the Rockies and sample some of the best they have to offer. Travel with us—the leg-work is already done. Just fill you chalk bag, gas the tank and hit the road.