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Sierra Corazon 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 105'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Marc Beverly
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Submitted By: Monomaniac on Sep 17, 2007

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Presumably this low-angled slab would be a good choice for beginning climbers. Good rock, nice position, and hassle free logistics make up for forgettable movement up this trivial slab.

Mark Beverly: "This is a great first-timer's sport lead. It's long and easy. Named after my Sierra. Another bolt was added to make a direct start from the ground-no need to start at the higher belay bolt now. Pendulum hazard exists on lower/rappel."


Wanders up the low angled slab right of Out of the Shadows.


11 draws to a 2BA

Photos of Sierra Corazon Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rachael finishing up Sierra Corazon
Rachael finishing up Sierra Corazon
Rock Climbing Photo: Cody cleaning the gear on his way up Sierra Corazo...
Cody cleaning the gear on his way up Sierra Corazo...
Rock Climbing Photo: 5.5 from the road
5.5 from the road

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By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Oct 22, 2007
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Best to rap off this route and NOT lower; if toproping, use your own gear (as you should anyway). I was not very happy to see some very small (eighth inch) hardware store screw links and biners (non-climbing type, BARELY able to fit a 10.5 mm rope into) at the top. The bolts are fine though. Aside from that, the climb was fun. Definitely on the 5.5 side of the 5.5/5.6 rating in guidebook.
By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Jun 30, 2008

EH was on my list for a long time. I went up to try it in the summer of '06, but suffered a back spasm while I was roping up at the base of the wall! That pretty much killed the rest of the 2006 summer. I missed the entire '07 summer/fall season due to a foot injury. Now I live in CO. Oh well...
By Scott Beguin
From: Los Alamos, NM
Aug 24, 2008
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

The rap hardware on this route is pathetic. Don't TR off of that crap either. Next time I go climb here I will be prepared to change the rap gear out. Hopefully someone will read this and beat me to it.
By ian watson
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jul 26, 2010
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

i just climbed this climb this weekend, i will second jason to rap off this route. it is a fun climb for the grade but towards the top be ready for rope drag. need a 60m rope at the very least.I came up about 10 feet short of the dirt but easy downclimb where i stoped.Also be aware when you transition from steep to slab you are in the middle of bolts kinda far apart would not want to fall there.

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