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Cemetery Gates 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: J.Brown, D.Whiilans 1951
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Submitted By: Chris Owen on Dec 1, 2007

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BETA PHOTO: Rob on the direct finish (Grim Jim) 5.10b/c


Very airy and ballsy route for its day. Surprisingly climbed before Cenotaph Corner. Steep, exposed and strenuous.

1) 110ft 5.9. A sensational pitch. Up the arete and bear left into the crack up this then the wall above on generally good holds, no room for error though, onto a ledge and belay (nuts).

2) 60ft 5.8. Step right and climb the steep, steep arete and around a little to the right, then up to finish.


The right hand side of the right wall. Descend from Cenotaph Corner down a chimney to a tree below the right arete of the wall.


Nuts, cams.

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By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Apr 15, 2009

Can be legitimately done in one long single pitch and still manage to maintain tradition..
By Charles Moreton
Oct 25, 2011

The correct name/spelling is 'Cemetery Gates'
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Nov 1, 2011

Thanks for catching that Charles.
By John Ely
From: DC
Jun 8, 2014

Watch the original ascent team, Brown and Whillans, climb this circa 1984 on YouTube: 'Don Whillans' Last Climb.'

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