Christian Brothers - East Side Rock Climbing
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
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
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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
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'
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'
Featured Route For Christian Brothers - East Side
Barbecue The Pope 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b OR
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A popular and well-known route at Smith, Barbecue The Pope is basically an old-style Smith nubbin and crimp climb. The first bolt is a ways up and the second bolt is a little far left for how the route now gets climbed. Both have seen their share of falls. After the second bolt, veer right around the small overhang, then back left and up on endless tricky nubbins and edges. A couple crux sections hit you before you reach the final tricky spot moving past the slot at the top of New Testament ...[more] Browse More Classics in OR
Leading the nice Toy Blocks route.
bolt on Heathen's Highway...fyi
bouldering on top of the christian brothers format...
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.