East side of Christian Brothers as seen from top o...
The Christian Brothers are a large group of towers that lie between the Dihedrals and Asterisk Pass. The first routes put up in this area led to the tops of the towers, but in the last few decades the focus has been on single-pitch climbs around the base. The rock here is very similar to that of the dihedrals-- perfect, in other words. The right side of the Brothers is home to a handful of Smith's most challenging routes including Rude Boys (5.13c) and Scarface (5.14a).
The cliff is divided into four general areas (from right to left): Prophet Wall, The Beard, Testament Slab, and the Combination Blocks. For now they will all be listed under a single heading on this site, but if it gets too confusing they can be split up.
Follow the obvious trails along the front side past the Dihedrals to he 300ft. tall towers and cliffs just before Asterisk Pass.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
51 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Christian Brothers:
Dancer 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch
Jete 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch
Irreverence 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Earth Boys 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Blasphemy 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Golgotha 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Heresy 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Dreamin' 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Rude Boys 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Scarface 5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For The Christian Brothers
Dreamin' 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a OR
: Smith Rock
: The Christian Brothers
This classic sport climb on the east face of the Prophet Wall ascends welded tuff on a steep face, slab, and over two roofs. The hardest move, before the initial roof, felt like 11d although two other 11 cruxes are encountered making the overall rating 12a. As A. Watts suggests, a 2' runner is helpful at the penultimate bolt under the final roof to prevent rope drag. Brilliant Climb!! ...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
Latest Regional Forum Messages
bouldering on top of the christian brothers format...
bolt on Heathen's Highway...fyi
Leading the nice Toy Blocks route.
By another Chad
Oct 6, 2014
What's the name/grade of the newer sport route on the left side of the Brum Wall? Left of Chemical Ali in a large, left-leaning dihedral.
By Mike Dalby
From: Bend, OR
Oct 7, 2014
Chad: I'm not sure I ever caught the name but it felt like 5.10 climbing up to a 5.11 crux. The crux comes in the last 15 feet pulling through (what appear to be) mostly man-made holds.