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Beginners Demise 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type:  TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Pete Cleveland, First Lead: Al Chekolinski '70's
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Submitted By: Jay Knower on Jul 1, 2001
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3rd lead of BD? Pete from SLC. Andrew Burr shootin...


Around the left corner from Bagatelle, Beginner's Demise ascends the picturesque arete. Funky corner palming makes this route stand out among Devil's Lake crimp-fests. Beginner's Demise may be a good training route for the same kind of moves on Gill's Nose.



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Peter Vintoniv. Photo by Andrew Burr.
Peter Vintoniv. Photo by Andrew Burr.
Me and my nemisis, starting yet another doomed attempt at Beginner's Demise.
Me and my nemisis, starting yet another doomed att...
3rd lead/solo of BD.
3rd lead/solo of BD.
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By Anonymous
May 11, 2002

first top roped ;peter cleveland

By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Mar 26, 2005
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

3 star route fer sure,very interesting moves.i'm sure this must have been led or soloed by now.anybody know??

By David A Groth
From: Lacrosse
Oct 24, 2006

It was lead by Al Chekolinski back in the late 70's,never since to my knowledge. Tommy Duechler chipper his copper head on his ascent of bagatelle. I remove the Head in 87 when I lead bagatelle, it was or seemed like a good placement. Lately the hold seems a little hollow.

By Paul Campbell
From: Sussex, WI
Nov 21, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

Super good climb. Definitely a different feel then other DL routes.

By Tradoholic
Oct 15, 2010

Saw another lead from a visiting SLC climber. He found a small wire around the corner halfway up for pro, but that was it!