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Endless Journey 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 10 pitches, 1610', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Paul Ross Andy Ross (Var leads) 20th March 2008
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Mar 24, 2008

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Description 

Takes a line between Death by Chocolate and Day of Atonement. A bit of an expedition with fine situations and great views from the summit. Most of the rock is good ,however one or two of the easier pitches are a little flakey.
P1)Enter the groove and at about 140' cam belays. 140'5.5
P2)Continue up the groove passing a pro bolt about 20' above the belay to double anchors at its top. 160' 5.7
P3)Climb 15 feet up to the right to a bolt and fixed biner . Lower off from this about 60' than traverse right to anchors at the start of pitch 4 of Death by Chocolate.
P4) Climb up right to a pro bolt (this has been added as flake seemed unstable for cam placement) above a hollow flake ,up from this to another bolt then right to double anchors (P4 D by C).100'5.8
P5)Do not go up the scoop of D by C traverse up to the right to join a chocolate band of rock passing a bolt at about 130'to double anchors to the right of a small bush. 200' 5.5R
P6)Continue up the slab passing a bolt to double anchors below a groove and crack.200'5.6R.
P7)Climb the groove and continue to double anchors 200' 5.6R.
P8)Straight up and enter slim groove ,step left out of this about 20' below a small roof to double anchors left of the roof.200'5.6R
P9).Continue up the slab to a natural cam belay below some blocks #3.5 and #4 friends.200' 5.6R
P10 Straight up slab left of blocks to the summit groove 150' 5.6R .Register in small cairn.

Descent Go around the corner to the left and along a big ledge then descend a large scoop to the rap anchors at the top of Death By Chocolate. Follow 200' raps to the anchors at the top of the 5.9 pitch 4, then a rap from here reaches the canyon floor.

Location 

One can 4th class the slot canyon to the start (see D by C and Day of Atonement descriptions .Or if water in pools at the right side of the entrance scramble up a small gully and look for a way left then right and descend an easy crack .continue up to a ledge with rap anchors. Rap into the canyon and easy walk to the routes. The climb back up the rap is about 100' 5.4

Protection 

Cams one each from Alien size to #4Friend, slings. Two 60m ropes


Photos of Endless Journey Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Tele photo of the 200' grove at the start of Endle...
Tele photo of the 200' grove at the start of Endle...
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul on Pitch 8
Paul on Pitch 8
Rock Climbing Photo: Blue arrow :- Death by Chocolate 5.9.Red arrow :- ...
BETA PHOTO: Blue arrow :- Death by Chocolate 5.9.Red arrow :- ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul on pitch one,the 300'groove
Paul on pitch one,the 300'groove
Rock Climbing Photo: A)red. Death by Chocolate. C). blue. Endless Journ...
BETA PHOTO: A)red. Death by Chocolate. C). blue. Endless Journ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy topping out pitch 2
Andy topping out pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down Pitch 8
Looking down Pitch 8
Rock Climbing Photo: Andy following Pitch 5
Andy following Pitch 5
Rock Climbing Photo: Cowboys herding cattle below the reef slabs.
Cowboys herding cattle below the reef slabs.
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul on Pitch 6
Paul on Pitch 6
Rock Climbing Photo: Distant photo of same 200' groove with Scot ringed...
Distant photo of same 200' groove with Scot ringed...

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