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The Vestibule is the spectacular corridor leading through the major towers of the Monastery. Here you'll find alternately steep slabs on the southeast (right) side of the corridor and vertical to steeper rock on the northwest facing (left) side of the corridor. Routes that can be described in the Vestibule include those in the corridor proper and in the side corridors (the Balcony, Hallowed Hall and Inner Sanctum). Besides the amazing views across the valley and mountains with Longs rising above it all you'll have classics like Tabula Rasa (5.10c), Stolen Land (5.11c), Psychatomic (5.12d), 911 (5.11c/d), and Suspended Animation (5.11a) waiting for the send. The routes in the main corridor can be much different than the Needle's like affairs the Monastery normally offers, instead crisp edges and holds on a finer grained rock for a great change of pace.
From the end of the approach trail at the Guardian (two steep bolted lines here) continue straight into the opening of the corridor, passing a log on the left. Shortly you will be dropping down in elevation with views of Longs (on a good day) before you and routes to either side. It is possible to reach the outer gates through the last two southeast corridors (Hallowed Hall and Inner Sanctum) and not without serious scrambling through the first two minor corridors or the third (the Balcony). Exit the Vestibule to the northwest to reach the Catacombs or the next section of rocks, the Lion's Den.
Due to the nature of the Vestibule, routes are listed in the "L to R" list in approximate order as you would approach from North to South (or from the top of the hill towards the bottom). There are routes on both sides of the various corridors, so a given route on the East wall may be listed as "right" of a route on the West wall, if that route is the next line approached when heading down hill.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Vestibule:
Wes Bound 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Inner Peace 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Tabula Rasa 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Doctors, Lawyers, and Indian Chiefs 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Arch Crack 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Sport
Stolen Land 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Psychatomic 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
The Quickening 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
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The Quickening 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- E7 7a CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : The Vestibule
This route starts just left of the Tommy Caldwell route "Third Millenium" (5.13d). Similar in nature to "Third Millenium" but with much better rests. Very hard at the bottom and hard at the top. Little grips so bring strong fingers and advil....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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