50 Classic Climbs of North America: the Casual Route


Fifty Classic Climbs of North America from Mark Smiley on Vimeo.

Video by Mark Smiley - Mark and Janelle Smiley are attempting to climb all Fifty Classic Climbs of North America (published in 1979, by Steve Roper and Allen Steck). Their goal is to become the first people, and first couple, to complete all 50 climbs, which range from the East Ridge on the Devil's Thumb to the Steck-Salathe Route on Sentinel Rock to the Cassin Ridge of Denali. Here, the Smileys explain their project while climbing on the Diamond and offer a great perspective from two people who are not only climbing partners, but life partners and soul mates. Follow their journey at smileyproject.com.