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Revelation 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ivan Couch and Mike Dent, August, 1970.
Season: Spring - Fall
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jan 23, 2006

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Chris following pitch 2, Scott pretending to belay...

Description 

This classic slab route goes up the center of the Weeping Wall, with two hanging belays en route. Pitch 2 (5.10A) is very sustained. Pitch 3 (5.10A) has the hardest move on the climb. It is in the sun until mid-afternoon.

Protection 

Mostly bolts, with one small cam or wired nut 15' off the ground, plus some long slings and a few cams for the belay at the top of the climb.


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Coming up pitch 2.
Coming up pitch 2.
Chris topping out the last pitch of Revelation
Chris topping out the last pitch of Revelation

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By Floridaputz
From: Oakland Park, Florida
Aug 21, 2006

Really fun climb. P2 has a little bulge crux about half way up after some sustained climbing. We climbed it on a semi hot day, my feet were on fire! P3 was shorter and less sustained. I did not think it was harder than p2.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Sep 4, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I placed a Yellow Alien and #1 camalot on the first pitch, and then slung the tree at the top. So that's the only gear you'll need. Use caution to follow the correct line of bolts on the second pitch - we ended up on the neighboring route (Duck Soup?) for a few bolts. Still went at about 5.10a :) And I had done this route many times years ago and still got lost!
By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
May 10, 2007
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

An outstanding face climb.
By Bruce Diffenbaugh
From: Cheyenne,Wyoming
Feb 18, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Get on this one early it has always backed up with people fast on weekends.
By Brad G
From: Yosemite and else where
May 30, 2008

I thought this was alot harder then Sun Dance
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: La Crescenta and Big Bear Lake
Jan 13, 2010

Agreed, outstanding climb - massive fun.
By Chad_N
From: SEKI, CA
Mar 30, 2013

good slab ride!
minimal rack beta: 1 #1 bd c4 cam, then 1 metolius blue mastercam down on P1, 5 shoulder sling draws, and 6 long quickdraws. I like shoulder slings on the first couple clips to minimize rope drag. Sling the big bomber tree atop P3 for anchor.