Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
Black Arches Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Adirondack Rehabilitation 
Amnesia Chasm 
Amphitheatre Crack 
Birthday Corner 
Black Arch ArÍte 
Broken Broom 
Carpenter & Das 
Critical Crimps 
Dexter's Dugout 
Eatin' Tripe and Lichen It 
Four Ounces to Freedom 
Full Recovery 
Gun Show 
Hang Time 
Here I Go Again 
Impulse Drive 
Intensive Care 
Lane Change 
Parallel Passage 
Pinch an Inch 
Plumb Line 
Post Op 
Recuperation Boulevard 
Reducto Adductor 
Scaredy Cat 
Second Job 
Side Show 
Sleepy Hollow 
Suicidal Sydney 
Tilly's Trench 

Parallel Passage 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: E1 5a [details]
FA: 10th September, 2009
New Route: Yes
Season: July-Sept.
Page Views: 971
Submitted By: Jay Harrison on Sep 15, 2009
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (11)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Jay Harrison on the First Ascent of Parallel P...


Climb up to the "tooth" flake, then step up into the twin-crack groove. Follow groove ~40' (crux) until the angle eases, then ascend up left along a black ramp/slab under a beaked overhang and along the same line for ~20' to the obvious crack/flake system breaks through the short, steep wall above, landing you directly below a two-bolt anchor.


Same start as Plumb Line, just below the obvious twin crack system to its left.


Small to medium-large cams (C4s to #3, couple of medium C3s)

Comments on Parallel Passage Add Comment
Show which comments
By Jim Lawyer
Oct 1, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a

I found this deceptively difficult, pretty stiff for a 9.

When the angle eases, you can traverse right and lower from the fixed anchor on Plumb Line (setting you up to TR that route).

By Jaysen Henderson
From: White Plains, New York
Mar 10, 2011

has anyone ever done the crack to the right of parallel passage? it looks very appetizing

By losbill
Mar 11, 2011

Check Plumb Line description.

By Nick Weinberg
From: Essex, NY
Nov 11, 2011
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b

I think this is 5.10. Sustained and harder than it looks, but well protected.