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Beggars Banquet follows the X's
Starts a short scramble up and to the left of "The Trouble With Normal". Juggy and overhanging moves off the ground transition into steep and powerful face climbing above. The second to last bolt is the crux. As of this writing, the crux is a lunge to a small crimp which, judging from the amount of glue still on the rock, used to be a large crimp but broke off, hence the 5.11 c/d rating. I think the route used to be graded 5.11b. Whatever its rating, be prepared to go for it at the end!
Just left of Trial of Faith.
Bring at least eight draws. The anchor has two bolts (one is so-so), and an open-shut.
|Comments on Beggar's Banquet
|By andy patterson|
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 17, 2007
For those who have climbed this route in the past, I apologize if my new grade of 5.11 c/d seems a bit stiff. Perhaps I am a poor judge of difficulty. If you could care less, then this comment is of no importance, but If you think me a chest-puffer, then I'd welcome a correction. Any attention to Upper Theology Crag is good attention. Whatever your disposition, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
|By Nathan Welton|
From: Estes Park, CO
Jan 9, 2008
i think it's somewhere in the hard .11 range now, that top part is definitely a trick.
|By Nick Sullens|
From: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Apr 26, 2010
Definitely hard 11 ish, I would say 11c, that crimp is small!
|By Richard Shore|
Jun 25, 2011
I don't feel that the move to the small, yet positive crimp is the crux, but the move just past it over the bulge onto the lichenous slab above is. A wild stem far out right with the feet was the ticket for me. Steep, pumpy, and long for SB. 4 stars!
|By Richard Shore|
Aug 28, 2011
Original 1980's 3/8" Star-Dryvin nail anchors replaced with beefy 1/2" x 4" Rawls with ASCA double ring hangers 8/27/11. Those bolts were in really bad shape; the thin metal sleeves had basically disintigrated inside the hole. I was glad I brought along a pair of needle-nose pliers to extract all the broken bolt pieces!
I'll try and replace the Trouble with Normal anchors next time I'm out there.