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Pillar of Society 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
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Description 

Pillar of Society is the first route you come to, as it is right at the top of the trail from the campground to the Lower Buttress. Look for the giant 3' diameter cobble.


Location 

first route at the top of the trail, 10' left of the Surrealistic Pillar direct.


Protection 

sport bolted. There is usually a stick near the base to stick clip the first bolt.



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By T_jones
From: Salty Lake
Aug 20, 2010

This route has brilliant moves and follows an unbelievable line of dikes. Don't let the small crimp crux down low discourage you from doing the deluxe upper half of this route

By Luke Stefurak
From: Mountain View, CA
Sep 15, 2010

You can easily set a TR by climbing over from the anchors of Surrealistic Pillar Direct. Perhaps 15-20 feet of 5.4 dikes.

Great climb!

By Toby Butterfield
From: Portland, OR
May 13, 2012

How in the heck do you start this thing?! I spent five minutes just trying to get off the ground! The handholds are there, but the feet start a few feet off the ground...

By BrianWS
Jan 28, 2013
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

The area's best face climb. I stick clipped the first bolt due to the blank start -- probably hard V4 getting to the mega-knob.