Elevation: 7,864 ft
GPS: 40.453, -105.369 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Apr 16, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Area closure - now lifted. Previously: Storm Mt./Cedar Park road is reopened to all Details
Access Issue: Access issue - Monastery, Cedar Park, Combat Rock, etc. Details

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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Mystery Route (right of The Altar)
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 55
Wes Bound
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 41
Inner Peace
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 331
Tabula Rasa
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Suspended Animation
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 53
Doctors, Lawyers, and Indian Chiefs
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Like the Good Ol' Daze
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 73
Arch Crack
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 110
Stolen Land
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 96
Psychatomic
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 15
The Shortening
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 14
The Quickening
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
Dreamcatcher
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 7
Third Millennium
Sport
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b
 4
Grand Ol' Opry
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mystery Route (right of The…
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Wes Bound
 55
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Inner Peace
 41
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Tabula Rasa
 331
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Suspended Animation
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Doctors, Lawyers, and India…
 53
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
 73
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Stolen Land
 110
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Psychatomic
 96
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Shortening
 15
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Quickening
 14
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Dreamcatcher
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Third Millennium
 7
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Grand Ol' Opry
 4
5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b Sport
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