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If a sport climb can be classic, this one surely is. A HUGE reach down low leads to continuous vertical edge pulling to the anchors. Great route, well bolted, and most of all, tremendously fun.
Look for a massive reach to a bucket above an orange overhang amidst the other bolted routes on the lower face of the Rock of Ages. This is where Liquid Jesus begins.
Bolts, about a dozen if memory serves
Liquid Jesus, Church Dome, CA
Guy Keesee, photo
May 3, 2007
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a
I would dearly love to see an 11a climber that can get up Liquid Jesus. It was rated 11d in the old guide but I would be willing to knock that down one grade to 11c if one must.
From: Altadena, CA
Jul 30, 2007
Wow. No wonder that reach felt hard.
Here I just figured that all the other 11a sport climbs I'd done were horribly soft...
|By Kris Solem|
From: Monrovia, CA
Jun 14, 2011
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a
Solid for 5.11c. About 7 bolts.
I think the crux is not the reach move down low, but rather some thin technical moves through the dark band about halfway up.
Fun moves on fine rock.