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The Christian Brothers

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The Christian Brothers 


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Description 

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.


50 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',6],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',16],['5.11',11],['5.12',4],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Christian Brothers:
Dancer   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch   
Toys In The Attic   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
That First Step   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Revelations   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
New Testament   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Irreverence   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Hesitation Blues   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Earth Boys   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Barbecue The Pope   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Double Trouble   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Mark Cartier Memorial (MCM) Route    5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 80'   
Blasphemy   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Wartley's Revenge   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Golgotha   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Heresy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Panic Attack   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Ring of Fire   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Dreamin'   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Rude Boys   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Scarface   5.13d 8b 31 X E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Rude Boys 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a  OR : Smith Rock : The Christian Brothers
Approach the first bolt through some easy moves between good holds. Immediately after the first bolt the technical crux (V5/6) begins with some powerful reaches between small edges. Shake out at the second bolt if you wish, then with your photographer strategically placed, execute the photogenic "rose move." The dynamic redpoint crux (V4) awaits you at a bulge just after the third bolt. Several sequences will work through this section off the hang, but take care to find the best sequence, as the...[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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bouldering on top of the christian brothers formation
bouldering on top of the christian brothers format...
bolt on Heathen's Highway...fyi
bolt on Heathen's Highway...fyi
Leading the nice Toy Blocks route.
Leading the nice Toy Blocks route.
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Jun 5, 2009
CONDITION REPORT 

There are about a hundred swallow nests on the far right of the Christian Brothers Wall. It is quite a sight. Just imagine every roof from Rude Boys to Smooth Boy covered in nests. Doesn't look like too much fun doing those routes right now.