Video: North America’s 50 Classic Climbs Episode 3 – Yosemite with an Attitude

Mark and Janelle Smiley return with another episode of the “North America’s Fifty Classic Climbs” series from EpicTV. This time out, they head to Colorado to take Black Canyon. They attempt a route called “Scenic Cruise” which holds a grades of 5.10. While that doesn’t seem incredibly challenging, the  steep cliff walls and other difficult conditions in the canyon add a level of difficulty that puts it beyond that modest number. Watching the clip will make it abundantly evident as to why this is viewed as a “classic climb.”

Kraig Becker