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Christian Brothers - East Side

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Am I Evil? S 
Asterisk, The T 
Attic Antics T 
Barbecue The Pope S 
Blasphemy S 
Blue Balls T 
Bowling Alley T 
Boy Prophet S 
Charlie's Chimney T 
Child's Play T 
Choke On This S 
Culture of Fear S 
Dancer S 
Deep Splash S 
Double Trouble S 
Dreamin' S 
Earth Boys S 
El Sancho S 
Golgotha T 
Gothic Cathedral/Last Gasp T 
Heathen's Highway T,S 
Heresy S 
Hesitation Blues T 
Holy Road, The S 
Irreverence S 
Jete S 
Kathleen Finds An Edge S 
La Shootist S 
left side of the Beard, The T 
Lightsaber S 
Little Indian Princess S 
Lunatic To Love S 
Mark Cartier Memorial (MCM) Route , The S 
New Testament T 
Nightingale's on Vacation S 
Old Testament T 
Overnight Sensation S 
Panic Attack S 
Rawhide S 
Return of the Redeye S 
Revelations S 
right side of the Beard, The T 
Ring of Fire S 
Rude Boys S 
Rude Femmes S 
Scarface S 
Self Preservation Variation T 
Shoes of the Fisherman T 
Smooth Boy S 
That 10d S 
That First Step S 
Toy Blocks T 
Toys In The Attic T 
Via Dolorosa S 
Wartley's Revenge T 

Christian Brothers - East Side Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

Follow the obvious trails along the front side past the Dihedrals to he 300ft. tall towers and cliffs just before Asterisk Pass.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

55 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Christian Brothers - East Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Christian Brothers - East Side:
Dancer   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Revelations   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
New Testament   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Irreverence   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Double Trouble   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hesitation Blues   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Barbecue The Pope   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Earth Boys   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Mark Cartier Memorial (MCM) Route    5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Wartley's Revenge   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Blasphemy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Holy Road   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Heresy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Ring of Fire   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Panic Attack   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Dreamin'   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Culture of Fear   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Boy Prophet   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13     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, 120'   
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Wartley's Revenge 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  OR : Smith Rock : ... : Christian Brothers - East S...
One of the greatest trad climbs at Smith and amoung the best 5.11's.The upper two pitches are rarely done, only pitch 1 is described here.Start out with some tricky stemming (1st crux)up an open corner with a thin crack then move right folowing the crack. Follow excellent holds up the crack through a hand traverse section into a changing corners section and finally finishing with a single face move (second crux) below the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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Rock Climbing Photo: Double Trouble, 5.10b
Double Trouble, 5.10b
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading the nice Toy Blocks route.
Leading the nice Toy Blocks route.
Rock Climbing Photo: bouldering on top of the christian brothers format...
bouldering on top of the christian brothers format...
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bolt on Heathen's

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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.
By another Chad
Oct 21, 2014
Thanks Mike.


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