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A solid 40 minute hike uphill from the Snow Creek lot ends at the Pearly Gates, a crag with a couple dozen crack and slab routes from one to two pitches. The rock is an amazingly sticky fine-grained granite, unlike most other granite in the Icicle. The routes range from 5.8 to 5.12, and are generally super fun. Some routes are north facing, so this can be a good option when the rest of the canyon is too hot.
Park at the Snow Creek lot (FS pass required), cross the bridge and take a climbers trail to the right after the aquaduct.
18 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pearly Gates:
Cell Phone Posse 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
The Scene is Clean 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Loaves of Fun 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 100'
No Room For Squares 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Cloud Nine 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Celestial Groove 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Last Rites 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 70'
Milky Way 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 100'
Angelic Curses 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 70'
Veins of Glory 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Pearly Gates 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch
Leap of Faith 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Poison Balance 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Pearly Gates
Celestial Groove 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a WA : Central-East Cascades & Wen... : ... : Pearly Gates
Located on the left side of the Pearly Gates area, Celestial Groove heads up the crack/corner to the right of Poison Balance (5.11d, some bolts). It starts by pulling through a bulgy section and then follows a small corner with an excellent crack. The bulgy start is definitely the crux and the rest of the route is great cruiser jamming, overall a lot of fun....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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