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This is the east pillar of the twin pillars of Hope and Despair. The East face is about 40' high and features two very nice, pumpy 5.10's: Rise and Devour and Dismembered. The south-facing arete starts on lower ground, allowing for the lengthier Brewser (5.9). There are a couple more climbs on the west face, in the corridor between the pillars. The rock is solid with a good bite for the shoes on account of the coarse grain.
Approach as for the Cemetery/Pillar of Despair. The Pillar of Hope lies directly to the east of the Pillar of Pain, and southwest of the Gate Keeper.
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Dismembered 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Rise and Devour 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
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Rise and Devour 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : High Desert : ... : Pillar of Hope
Mostly awkward movement up vertical to slightly overhanging plates, some of which are hollow. Moves distinctly right after the 2nd bolt onto vertical terrain and a shared juggy finish with Dismembered.Rated 5.10a/b in the guidebook but it seems just a little harder than that. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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