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Abrazos y Chingazos S 
Alien In My Underpants S 
Apocketlips T 
Art of Suffering T,S 
Boltergeist S 
Bucket Slave T,S 
Camino De La Sonia T,S 
Captain America S 
Cassandra S 
Color Blind S 
Color of Devotion S 
Colors Of Emotion S 
Dive Right In S 
Dos Hombres S 
Drill Seeker S,TR 
Dynosaur S 
Forbidden Fruits S 
French Lesson S 
Glutton for Punishment S 
Hand Jam Crack T 
Hareless T 
Illegal Alien S 
Iron Cross S 
Laura T 
Loony Toons S 
Lovesnake S 
Mark's Crack T 
May-B-Nueve S 
Mission in the Rain S 
Mission in the Snow S 
Morning Glory S 
Mr. Breeze S 
Mr. Wind S 
Mysterious Redhead S 
Nature Of The Beast, The S 
No Regret S 
Persephone S 
Prick Pocket S 
Que Pasa S 
Queso Cabeza S 
Quetzalcoatl Comes Through S 
Rocket Man S 
Sangrador, The T,S 
Serpent, The S 
Sitting in Limbo S 
Stemoroids S 
Tangerine Dream T,S 
That's the Way S 
To Err Is Human T 
Twist of Fate S 
Twist of Feet S 
Wages of Sin T,S 
What The Hey S 
When the Whip Comes Down S 
Whipping Post S 
Yah-Ta-Hei S 
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YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

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

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Adam crimping for the finish.


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".


Seven or eight draws and a rope.

Photos of Persephone Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Adam Dau cruising past the opening.
Adam Dau cruising past the opening.
Rock Climbing Photo: Adam crimping upwards.
Adam crimping upwards.
Rock Climbing Photo: Full length view of climb - note, start is the cra...
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 20 E2 5b

fantastic line. hardest moves are off the deck. very fun jugs getting to the anchors.
May 16, 2011
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 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+ 21 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- 23 E3 5c

Choss that got cleaned.

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