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Routes in The Vestibule

911 S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Altar Boy S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Arch Crack S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Aurora S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Brasserie S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Chateau Vert T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Cinq Cents S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Doctors, Lawyers, and Indian Chiefs S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dreamcatcher S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Flail Mary T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Grand Cru S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Grand Ol' Opry S 5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
Hallowed Rawl S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hyperdrive S 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c
Inner Peace S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Jagermeister S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lancet S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Like the Good Ol' Daze S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Liquid Crystal Display S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Mystery Route (right of The Altar) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Name of the Rose S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Psychatomic S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Quickening, The S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Shortening, The S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Stand Up Comedy S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stolen Land S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sunday School S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Suspended Animation S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Tabula Rasa S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Third Millennium S 5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
Thunderbolt S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Tilted Tower S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wes Bound S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Windwalker S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
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Description

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.

Getting There

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.

Route Order

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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Classic Climbing Routes at The Vestibule

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 43
Wes Bound
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
Inner Peace
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 224
Tabula Rasa
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Suspended Animation
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 36
Doctors, Lawyers, and Indian Chiefs
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Like the Good Ol' Daze
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 48
Arch Crack
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 70
Stolen Land
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 69
Psychatomic
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Aurora
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
The Shortening
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 14
The Quickening
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Dreamcatcher
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 6
Third Millennium
Sport
5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b
 4
Grand Ol' Opry
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wes Bound
 43
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Inner Peace
 36
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tabula Rasa
 224
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Suspended Animation
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Doctors, Lawyers, and India…
 36
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Like the Good Ol' Daze
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Arch Crack
 48
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Stolen Land
 70
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Psychatomic
 69
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Aurora
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Shortening
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Quickening
 14
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Dreamcatcher
 3
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Third Millennium
 6
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Grand Ol' Opry
 4
5.14c 8c+ 34 XI- 35 E9 7b Sport
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The vestibule is not a good place to bring dogs. However, if you must, hike in from the bottom; the top passes over a number of large steps that are too steep for the canines. Beware: the whole area is full of lose shale. May 28, 2007
The 10c to the right of Alter Boy (not sure what it is called) could use some quick links installed (I did not have any on me). As of July it was a mess of sun bleached cord and webbing, that would be easiest to cut off. Hopefully whoever cleans it up gets the newish Petzel D biner I left at the top! Sep 14, 2009
Elijah Luna
Portland, OR
Elijah Luna   Portland, OR
Possibly lost a blue Grigri in The Vestibule around Arch's Crack or Psychatomic. If found, I would really appreciate the reaching out and trying to get it back to me.
Thanks! Jul 26, 2017
Tim P
Boulder, CO
Tim P   Boulder, CO
I have 6 quickdraws that a couple from SF left under Tabula Rasa. Let me know if that was you. Jun 24, 2018

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