Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Main Walls
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Acid Reign T,TR 
Arrowhead T,TR 
Block of Ages T 
Cat-o-Nine-Tails T 
Catapult T,TR 
Catatonia T 
Chimney-Top Corner  T,TR 
Claw Marks T 
Danzig TR 
Elegant Monkey T,TR 
Fool's Mate T,TR 
Friday the Thirteenth T,TR 
Golden Book T,TR 
Imperial Wizard TR 
Jaguar TR 
Millions of Dead Dogs TR 
Mind Bender Direct T,TR 
Pegasus T,TR 
Phantasmagoria T,TR 
Pink Elephants T 
Realm of the Senses T,TR 
Saturday Night Special T,TR 
Triple Direct T 
White Fandango T 

Pegasus 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Casey Newman, 1975
Page Views: 5,037
Submitted By: John Peterson on Feb 25, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (58)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [2 people like this page.]
Charlie Kerr cruising up to the roof

Description 

Pegasus is the obvious dihedral in the face of the crag. A roof caps the dihedral near the summit.

Protection 

Small wires to a #2 Camalot.


Photos of Pegasus Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Me leading into the crux.
Me leading into the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Eric on Pegasus
Eric on Pegasus
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Pegasus
Looking up Pegasus
Rock Climbing Photo: Playing on the roof just up and left of Pegasus
Playing on the roof just up and left of Pegasus
Rock Climbing Photo: Pegasus
Pegasus
Rock Climbing Photo: Kasie making her way up towards the roof
Kasie making her way up towards the roof

Comments on Pegasus Add Comment
Show which comments
By Eastvillage
From: New York, NY
Dec 28, 2006

Pegasus is a great lead, w/great gear. If you lieback where the climber is in this pic, the route is 5.8++
As oppesed to climbing the face on the right, 5.8 (easier)
By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Mar 2, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This might be the best 5.8 in the state. Excellent gear, exposure, some face climbing an committing moves. Highly recommended.
By apeman e
May 15, 2009

Even though the description says up to #2, I think I placed a #3 somewhere.

Wish I had the balls to lead straight up and avoid the holds on the right during the crux...
By jackkelly00
Feb 6, 2011

if you are looking for a great 5.8 lead this is it. excelent gear the whole way.
By Kurtz
Aug 30, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

If leading, it's best to belay on the ledge just above the roof. That way you can see and (sometimes) hear your second.
By farkas.time
From: Storrs, CT
Jun 13, 2016
rating: 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fantastic climbing, and an excellent lead for aspiring 5.8 climbers. Forget the face -- climb the corner!

Belay or top-rope off the giant boulder on top -- I used a 30' sling.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!