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Persephone 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Nov 19, 2001
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Adam crimping for the finish.

Description 

Shortly before the drainage enters the main canyon from the right at Captain America is a cluster of slightly longer than average routes. Persephone is one of this cluster and is interesting inasmuch as it climbs to something of a distinct "peak" (right, peak bagging at Penitente). Typified by thin edges and a few shallow pockets, Persephone kicks up enjoyable moves on excellent stone. Climbing is largely continouous with no single move uniquely difficult, while most of the moves tick in at 5.10/5.11. Worth a deuce for the stone, the continuity, the rationale pro, and the "peak".


Protection 

Seven or eight draws and a rope.



Photos of Persephone Slideshow Add Photo
Adam Dau cruising past the opening.
Adam Dau cruising past the opening.
Adam crimping upwards.
Adam crimping upwards.
Full length view of climb - note, start is the crack right of the rope.  Don't be fooled by the first bolt of the route on the left!
Full length view of climb - note, start is the cra...
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By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 18, 2005
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

fantastic line. hardest moves are off the deck. very fun jugs getting to the anchors.

By NEH
May 16, 2011
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

I recommend topping this out and enjoying the view of the canyon from this interesting feature. Be careful up top the "jugs" sound a bit hollow.

By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
Apr 24, 2012
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

A great climb - long, varied and great moves. I would hate to fall prior to clipping the 3rd bolt on the arete though, since you would eat slabbage in a very nasty way. And. I just gotta say, if you think this is 5.11 dont climb in the SPlatte, the desert, West Virginia, etc.... You would get really scared there.

By William Mondragon
From: My car
Aug 23, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c

Choss that got cleaned.