Elevation: 4,389 ft
GPS: 38.677, -109.412 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: david goldstein on Apr 28, 2003 with improvements by Scott McLeod
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

The northernmost member of the set of spires that runs south past Sister Superior and the Rectory to Castleton. This massive mesa, bigger than the Rectory, hosts a handful of seldom climbed, adventurous routes and a beautiful, pristine summit. As of this writing, all known routes are on its west face. As far as routes go, The Value of Audacity is reputed to be the hardest and best, Hallelujah Chimney (1970's 5.10) sports a 100' fist crack and a 200' chimney while Renate Goes to 11 is characterized by moderate, occasionally interesting climbing on rock that is loose more often than not.

Getting There

Approach: drive up the dirt road as for Sister Superior and park along the road when below Hallelujah Chimney (you'll have just passed the North end of Parriot mesa and Crooked Arrow Spire on your right) then follow talus steeply upwards for 1100' and about 45 minutes.

There are rappel anchors on Hallelujah Chimney: 100', 190', 120'.

9 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Convent

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
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West Face Dihedral
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
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Whore House
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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The Value of Audacity
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West Face Dihedral
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 6 pitches
Whore House
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
The Value of Audacity
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5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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