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Divine Intervention 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, Alpine, 9 pitches, 1000', Grade IV
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Colin Moorhead, Chris Brazeau 2006
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Submitted By: hanshan on May 5, 2012

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Real good


Badass and as classic as anything in the park!!! This is an amazing climb blasting up an incredible face which is often ogled and rarely climbed. That will change once word of the quality of this route gets out.

This route was put up onsight- you'll have full respect for that when climbing the pin protected face climbing on the crux pitch.

No pitch by pitch description here but the line on the photo is accurate, there is a lot of sustained 5.10 fingers, and a couple harder cruxes. The crux of the climb is found around pitch 5 and involves long reaches through a face section where the dihedral peters out for a short section. It's heady and hard. Probably only 11b for climbers who climb a lot harder than that or maybe it just feels hard way up on that face.

If you run the pitches really long (50+ meters) you end up at nice stances for each belay. The best way to finish is to join the Northeast Ridge and go up and over.


Middle of three major left facing corner systems running up the east face of Bugaboo Spire.


At least doubles from micro to 3", probably a #4.

Photos of Divine Intervention Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Higher
Rock Climbing Photo: Low on the route
Low on the route
Rock Climbing Photo: Divine Intervention
BETA PHOTO: Divine Intervention
Rock Climbing Photo: getting into it
getting into it

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By Steven Lucarelli
From: Moab, UT
Jun 17, 2012

Looks Rad! It's been added to the to do list.
By Ben Collett
Aug 20, 2012

It seems that most people rap the route from the top of pitch 5.
By Duncan P Ryan
Jul 15, 2015

The line on the beta photo here (as well as the photo on the board at Applebee) leads to some unpleasant nut tool gardening for P4.

This more accurate beta photo won't lead you astray. Instead of following a plumb-line after the first set of roofs, the route moves left over a second series of roofs after the clean and mellow dihedral on P3, then traverses back right to finish the pitch as though you had gone straight.

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