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Aftershock T 
Celestial Ascension T 
Devil Tree T 
John Doe 3 T,S 
Karmic Trace T 
Mission Impossible T,TR 
Monogamy S,TR 
Nuptial Vow S,TR 
Oracle T 
Painted Bird T 
Skinny Len Crimps S 
Son of Slab S 
Swamp Cooler T 


YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Sep 26, 2003

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BETA PHOTO: 1) Skinny Len Crimps 2) Mission Impossible 3) ...


This is the West most route on the North face of the Cathedral. Again horizontally cracked steep but juggy climbing. I felt it was as hard as Nuptial Vow, next door.


2 bolts are up top for the anchors. 3 draws for the climb. Again, 1/4" buttonheads with homemade hangers.

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NE Cathedral w/o lines
BETA PHOTO: NE Cathedral w/o lines
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By philfell
From: Olympic Valley, CA
May 23, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Gear Alert
I wouldn't suggest anyone led this climb as it, the bolts are very old and rusty. I wouldn't trust them to catch a fall, but you never know until you try I guess.

The climbs works well as a top-rope. To me it's not worthy of the time and materials to re-bolt. Just scramble around and tr it.
By Jake Richens
From: Sl, ut
Aug 29, 2005
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Gear Alert
The bolts are extremely sketchy...... just don't fall if your gonna send it....
By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Jul 4, 2006
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

I set up a TR on around the tree that hangs directly over the route. This eliminated the rope drag that was eating our ropes.
By icsteveoh
From: salt lake city, UT
Jul 15, 2007
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Yeah these bolts should really be chopped and replaced. They dont look all that safe. I led it though and just didn't fall.
By drewford
From: Wasatch Back, UT
Aug 13, 2008

Good climbing, albeit short crux. The homespun bolts should be replaced and the anchor moved down. Sharing with the route to the right leads to problems.
By Allen Briggs
Nov 5, 2012

This route now has it's own set of anchors, separate from Nuptial Vow. The old rusty hangers have been replaced. It's now a good addition to the moderates circuit in Ferg.
By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
May 31, 2014

It appears as if the bolts were replaced sometime in the 2012 window. Solid bolts the whole way. New anchors as of 2012.