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Beef Jerky T 
Benediction T 
Broken Serenity T,TR 
Confessional, The T,TR 
Crown of Thorns S 
Dark Rose S 
Dirge, The S 
Double Cross T 
Extreme Unction T,TR 
Feels like Nadine T 
Final Prayer Variation T 
Fire and Brimstone T 
Fishlips T 
Fortress T 
Garden of Eden T 
Hellfire Variation T 
Holy Grail T 
Hungry for Heaven S 
Inner Light TR 
Invocation S 
John Doe 2 T,TR 
Outer Darkness T 
Revelation, The S 
Rosary, The T 
Spirit Prison S 
Total X T,S 

Crown of Thorns 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: Eric Stroud, Gordon Douglass 1988
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Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Jul 18, 2009

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Description 

A great hard route with some desperate body tension intensive moves. Powerful and tricky, the crux is hard to read.

Location 

The second bolted route you come to while hiking up the canyon on the South side. Located between "Dark Rose" and "The Revelation".

Protection 

4 bolts + 2 bolt/chain anchor.


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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Oct 27, 2009

The 1st bolt (crux) isn't exactly inspiring.
Hard to read is a major understatement, that things is ridiculously hard.
By Sam Miller
From: salt lake city, UT
Aug 6, 2012

I really liked it.
By Josh Triplett
From: Bountiful, UT
Jun 22, 2014

Got on this route on TR to finish the day and holy crap. Getting up to the first bolt was no biggie. After that though there is some serious business to obtain the clipping holds for the second & third bolts. I'm climbing in the upper 12's, but the crux on this trashed me. Would love some beta. Climb was really dirty up top, but I found that portion to be fun despite it.