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Heaven's Gate

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correct answer, The T 
Drink the Cool-Aid T 
Gatekeeper T 
Hale Bopp T 
Heaven S 
Heaven Can Wait S 
In Alignment T,S 
Lil' Angel S 
Lil' Devil T 
Mormons T 
Open Gate T 
Stairway to Heaven T,S 
Trundling Angels T 

Heaven's Gate  

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Submitted By: arjunmh on Jan 8, 2012
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This is the area just north of Easter Island Head that is a magical combination of buttresses, fins, and walls spanning several different levels of elevation. A narrow corridor between formations led to the name for this area. Rock quality varies depending on sun aspect, similar to other areas, but there is a surprising amount of truly fantastic rock here.

Getting There 

Use the trail that heads up towards Easter Island Head and Gabriels Watch. When the trail reaches the rock formation turn left instead of right. Heaven's Gate appears on your right as you pass a gentle grassy knoll of sorts. A bit of exploring will reveal the hidden corridor and fantastic levels of rock formations.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Heaven's Gate:
Stairway to Heaven   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
In Alignment   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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AMH nearing the end of the crux section on the FA.

Stairway to Heaven 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Heaven's Gate
The prominent and narrow arÍte that points to the southwest towards the northern side of this area. Just to the right of "In Alignment" and starts about 20-30 ft to the right. Climb the lower crest of this arÍte through easy ground protecting with gear. Clip the first bolt as the gear thins and the climbing gets more challenging. Stay on the arÍte crest to maintain the exposure and the grade. Clip 3 more bolts and protect with solid gear through the steeper crux section. Easier ground with good ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Ben Beard
From: Superior, AZ
May 26, 2012
I haven't done all of the trad routes, but a single set of cams can protect most of the routes. Maybe doubles in the small sizes (c3 or tcus) for some longer routes. Single set of nuts are handy for some routes.
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