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YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a [details]
FA: FFA: Ruckmans, 1983
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Submitted By: Dave Budge on Aug 23, 2007
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beta intensive crux


Tricky crux start protected by wireds or small TCUs.


Obvious slanting crack rising from the creekbed on the N-facing aspect of the Cathedral.


Standard rack with small stuff for the start.

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By Mark D Evans
From: Sandy, UT
Jun 13, 2008
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a

I personally felt like this was harder than the grade. The cruxy start felt more like 11c or d. I also felt like the climb to the left of this one was harder than it's grade. (Aftershock, 10c)

Although this could be because I'm only 5'6", but the people I was with also felt they were both a bit hard.

By Ben Folsom
Jul 26, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

Good route, pretty much a boulder problem start to easier (but interesting) climbing for the remainder of the route.

By Spencer Weiler
From: SLC, UT
Jul 18, 2013
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a

11a my arse! bring a bouldering pad for the start cause you aren't going to get gear in till 15 feet up when you can finally get to a stance. The start is devoid of feet and gear is tricky to place and blocks your best finger locks. Punch it to the roundy jug out left and have a .3 handy.