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Layton's Ascent 

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

Type:  Trad, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Joe Cote and John Merrill, 1969 FFA Henry Barber and Bob Anderson, September 23, 1972
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Submitted By: pointy on Jan 17, 2007
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Jed climbing Layton's Ascent, with a view north in...


The right of two diverging cracks. Climb the crack with liebacking and jamming. A little more strenuous than Chicken Delight.


Gear to 3". A tree set back 10 or 15 feet from the top makes a good anchor. Be sure to bring slings and webbing to extend it if you plan on toproping.

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Jed climbing Layton's Ascent on a beautiful summer day...
Jed climbing Layton's Ascent on a beautiful summer...
The right of the two cracks. So fun!
BETA PHOTO: The right of the two cracks. So fun!
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By john strand
From: southern colo
Jul 12, 2008

I doubt that joe cote named it after Kor but who knows'. A climber of Kor's stature would surely deserve a better route. Henry was in his aid cleanup mode and it was probably just another 5.9 to him( he freed a lot of these routes in one weekend)

By jason seaver
From: Estes Park, CO
Jul 14, 2008

My Dad, Craig, is a friend of Joe Cote's and he informed me that Joe named a few routes on Cathedral after his wife and children. Joe named his son, Layton, after Layton Kor and subsequently named this pitch after his son. Karen's Variation (5.8), to the right of Diedre, is named after his wife, and Lady Lara (5.11+ R), right of Karen's Variation, is named after his daughter.

By shoo
From: Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 11, 2013

Warning: The big block in the middle of the route is not really attached to anything. It wobbles a bit when you stand on it. I would personally keep clear.