Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Dinas Cromlech
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Cemetery Gates T 
Cenotaph Corner T 
Flying Buttress T 

Cemetery Gates 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: J.Brown, D.Whiilans 1951
Page Views: 1,298
Submitted By: Chris Owen on Dec 1, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (7)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Rob on the direct finish (Grim Jim) 5.10b/c

Description 

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.


Location 

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.


Protection 

Nuts, cams.



Photos of Cemetery Gates Slideshow Add Photo
Marc Chrysanthou on Pitch 1.
Marc Chrysanthou on Pitch 1.
Comments on Cemetery Gates Add Comment
Show which comments
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and 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
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and 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.'